Archive for October, 2013

Broadcast on Whalecoast FM: CAT P2

Posted: October 26, 2013 in Grade 12

The broadcast on radio Whalecoast FM went smoothly this morning. Download my notes here:

Preparation P2

Listen to the podcast on the website of the radio station next week:


Mrs. Wideen’s Blog

(A grade 1 and 2 teacher in Windsor, Ontario Canada)

Why Introducing Young Students To Social Media Is So Important

 Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Last year my grade 1 students were uploading videos to their personal blogs and to youtube, tweeting from our classroom Twitter feed, face timing, skyping and participating in Google Hangouts with peers, soon to be teachers, teachers, experts in a certain field, and the class down the hall.  We participated in global projects like the Global Read Aloud and created our own global projects….

Doesn’t this list remind you of what learners in gr 10 – 12 in SA should do for their PATs?

And this comes from a grade 1 class!

Read the rest of the post here:

A challenge to CAT teachers:

How about using some of the social media mentioned in paragraph 1 in your CAT classroom?

An if you already do, please tell us!

Password protected folder

Posted: October 11, 2013 in General

Sometimes we want to password protect a folder. I have found this wonderful and easy way of doing it on the following website:

Just follow the steps – it works! Lock folder

App for CAT

Posted: October 10, 2013 in General

A wonderful app designed by an ex-CAT teacher. Follow the link to download. Can be used on smart phones, tablets and computers.


Gr 12 theory question papers with answers give learners chance to round off their preparation for the final exam.


CAT online