We are excited to be trialling our first ‘global learning kits’ in our Kalpohin (Tamale) and Akumadan (near Techiman) projects this Christmas break. The kit will consist of a laptop, a wifi pack (with credit to be monitored), and a projector to enable Skype conversations to be projected onto a wall.
The first laptops for this project were donated brand new by the IT department at Sevenoaks School, and we are excited to be supporting a global learning project with Year 7 pupils at Sevenoaks School and JHS 1 pupils at Kalpohin Junior High School.
The pupils are exchanging videos in three stages via our intranet, telling pupils in Ghana/UK about their daily activities and family, their education and interests, and their community (and what they would like to change in it). The pupils on both sides are extremely excited about this exchange of understanding.
It is our vision that eventually every Reading Spots project (if effectively led with good security) can have a global learning pack, enabling them to interact with pupils across the world (and across Reading Spots projects in Ghana). This will enable pupils (and staff) across the world to learn from other each remotely.
We also hope to find effective English and local languages teaching software and videos to be played through the laptop and projected onto walls, to assist with the literacy development of younger pupils. If anyone can recommend good software for this purpose, do email firstname.lastname@example.org.