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Teaching from Home

I shared a recent photograph with my colleagues. of my work space. I primarily work from home, but the requirements for teaching from home are somewhat different! Hardware I have a three monitor setup. The left runs the recording software (discussed later) and allows me to quickly stop, pause and resume recording, or switch between […]

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Teaching in Lock Down

I want to look at some of the practical implementations that are being looked at by schools who are continuing schooling during the lock-down. I will focus on high schools in particular because that’s where my experience lies. The Philosophies There are two broad philosophies that one can take when approaching online learning. The first, […]

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k-Anonymity and database encryption

In ADAM, we have a parent portal which allows parents to see some of the academic information we store about their children. This information needs to be secure but allow untrained individuals easy access to their portal. We want to have minimal interaction with the school to lower their support burden. The task is made […]

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Using Google Docs as a Web Publishing Platform

When a system becomes complex enough, documentation is unavoidable. I used to believe that our product was simple enough for anyone to understand, but with continued development comes complexity. To start with, I created a MS Word document that would serve as the manual, but this suffered problems of compatibility and even saving in PDF […]

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Are you a teacher registered on the SACE CPTD website?

UPDATE: The SACE website has undergone some changes which include having the site under HTTPS. There is no indication that the password and username situation on the site has improved. Please use a random password generated by a password manager. Yesterday, I logged in to the South African Council of Educators (SACE) Continuous Professional Training […]