Coding Will Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities

Mbanda ShyakaCoding, EduTab, Literacy, TechKids ICT, Uncategorized9 Comments

Coding Will Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities  The average score for literacy at primary 3, and primary 6 in 2010 was at a low of 47% and 40% respectively. In addition, 60% of the learners in primary  3 and about 70% in primary 6 were below the 50% proficiency level for literacy for their respective grades.(NAPE 2010). By integrating ICTs in education, the TOD Idea Ltd looks to tackle this challenge. In this article, I endeavour to show how coding, a very vital 21st century skill, can improve yet another vital 21st century skill, literacy, with a bias towards creative … Read More

Meeting Head Teachers of Primary schools in Kampala

Mbanda ShyakaICT Skills Training, Literacy0 Comments

On 20th September 2017, we, at the TOD Idea ltd met the head teachers of both private and government sponsored primary schools in Kampala. This was organised by KCCA’s education and social services secretariat as part of our mutual collaboration in scaling the use of ICTs in primary school education in Kampala and Uganda at large. The Head Teachers were taken through a mock ICT lesson to give them a hands on feel of what their students learn. They were asked to write a word document on Tablet PCs and asked to edit. The exercise was exciting as the Head … Read More

Coding as a literacy skill

shyakasterCoding, Literacy0 Comments

  ICT skills are very important because of the power within computer software to help us communicate efficiently and effectively, to trade, to analyse etc. When I say ICT skills I’m talking about learning to use the available software like Word to write, Excel to analyse, Google AdWords to Market and collaborate etc. However there is a catch. All the above ICT skills can be self taught especially from a demand point of view, i.e , if I need to advertise online, I research using “wikihow” and after one day of trial and error, I will be a star. Same … Read More