1. Identify the most appropriate
    ICT tool for the task. Do not make the mistake of using ALL the available tools just for the sake of it. Make sure you are aware of the capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of the ICT tool you have chosen.

Activity: Teacher productivity
Consider this scenario:

Lucy is a mathematics teacher at a primary school. She is not at all confident in her use of ICT and will often sketch out her lesson ideas using a pen and paper. She is located in a region where children are prone to sickness and she struggles to capture all the absentees daily on her printed form, which often goes missing. She also spends a huge amount of time writing out test questions and exam papers and would love to be able to re-use some of her ideas for future classes, but never remembers what she asked. She will often send out hand-written notes to parents which are attached to her learner’s homework books. Lucy is extremely busy and helps out with many of the school’s extra-curricular activities. In addition to the school monthly newsletter (which is handwritten and passed onto the secretary for typing), she coaches the girls’ netball team.


Teachers should be able to use ICT to enhance their own productivity. (TL.6.a)
90 minutes
Total 3.5 hours
Technology Literacy