EduVideo Series: Technology Creates the Future / TEGNOLGIE SKEP DIE TOEKOMS

This DVD series deals with Mechanical Technology; Electrical & Elementary Electronic Technology, Structures; Drawing & DESIGN; and Processing. Although the context is South African, international students will find the most of the material is relevant to their studies.
ZAR 2964 / 300 USD
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Hello Fellow Educators, The exhaustive process of re-editing the DVD Series has finally been completed. It has received the approval of the Department of Basic Education (RSA) in terms of the Senior Phase (Gr 789) CAPS Syllabus (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement). This was hardly a surprise as I was the lead-writer of that very CAPS Document. Much of the material suits the Design and Technology curricula of other countries too. The DVD  Series is now Multimedia which, in addition to the original VIDEO, now has keywords on-screen, explanatory definitions (e.g. Mechanical Advantage; Ohm's Law; etc), diagrams - including Systems Diagrams, Graphs, Flow Charts, animation and information drawings (e.g. cut-away diagram of how an extrusion moulder works to make plastic gutters), as well as over 400 photographs.  Ninety minutes of no-longer relevant material has been removed, and over 9,5 hours of new material added. All video lessons have been edited to fit within a normal 30 minute lesson - the maximum lesson is 28 minutes long and the average lesson time is 14 minutes - allowing you to wrap up, consolidate or demystify issues some learners may struggle with. 28 of the 140 lessons will assist the senior phase Natural Sciences teachers. Many of the introductory sections can be used for the Intermediate Phase learners - teachers will find that the level of these is accessible to the Grades 456 learners. Learners in Grades 10,11 or 12 who are struggling with concepts like electricity or skills like drawing will also be able to revise the basics and catch up quickly. QUESTIONS: Each lesson ends with a set of Questions designed to test concentration and comprehension. Some are very simple, but many will challenge the learner and can be adapted for tests and examinations. The full set of questions, with detailed answers will be posted on this website shortly. N.B. Home Schoolers: Those many brave mom's and dad's who have opted to go the home schooling route will really welcome this series. Technology is such a broad subject that finding all the information packed into this series will take the hundreds of hours I have put into this series - the upgrade and dubbing into Afrikaans took me just over 2000 hours.  Those of you lucky enough to have gifted children who want to go further will be delighted. This series will be a life-saver for many of you. Even those utilizing non-South African material will find that this series will meet your needs. Very few teachers, even few "technical" teachers, have expertise in all FIVE  of the subject categories. With 43 years of teaching and subject advisory experience behind me, I have taught both Technology AND Science at many levels. I was re-trained as a Technology Teacher and was also the National Examiner for the Grade 9 CTA's - Common Task for Assessment. Note that this will cover virtually all the electricity needed by the Science syllabus, as well as topics like corrosion, electroplating, and extraction of metal ores. I have been very careful to teach the sections in a way that will minimize the misconceptions so often created when a teacher lacks the deep understanding of key topics - for example, at workshops I have only once had a teacher be able explain mechanical advantage correctly - most go on about "less energy" or "less work" ... which unfortunately are examples of the misconceptions which I regularly encounter. Similarly, how the National Electricity Grid actually works cannot be explained using the knowledge gained by simple d.c. circuits with batteries and crocodile clips. I deal extensively with alternative 'renewable' energy solutions - including the Inga-3 Congo River project (recently announced by President Zuma in  his State of the Nation Address - July 2014). Technology Creates the Future is arranged as follows: A. Mechanical Systems ................................................................................... 6.6 hrs B. Electrical / electronic systems ................................................................... 7.8 hrs C. Structures ................................................................................................... 3.7 hrs D. Technology Drawing (sketching / plans / artistic graphics) ..................... 6.8 hrs E. Processing ................................................................................................... 4.7 hrs F. Teacher Guide (including photo's for MiniPAT’s) ..................................... 2.2 hrs There are also 13 PowerPoint Presentations for you to use AND sets of notes on various topics. Furthermore, the full series - called Tegnologie Skep die Toekoms is now available in AFRIKAANS. Both the English and Afrikaans Versions are approximately 32 hours each - and come on either a Set  of 20 DVD's or a 32Gb MicroSD Card for your Tablet or a 16GB MicroSD Card for your Smartphone. We recommend using the DVD's with a Laptop & Data Projector for Classroom use, and having the SD Card option for your prep at home - that way you do not have to use the family DVD Player and TV. There are various price options and discounts for combinations. Those of you teaching in dual-medium schools will want both the English and Afrikaans versions. The price for one set of 20 DVD's is R2964 (ZAR) including VAT and P&P. The 32 GB MicroSD card for Tablets and High-end Smart Phones is R2698 and the 16 GB MircoSD card is R2641. The value is in the contents, not the packaging. If you take one set of 20 DVD's and a 32 GB MicroSD Card, the combination will cost R4769 ..... as saving of  R893. If you take one English and one Afrikaans set the combination will cost R4940 ..... as saving of  R988. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail and I will send the full order form and all pricing options. International orders can be arranged. Thank you, John Clerk