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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kursus EDICT (English Discourse For ICT Teachers) Is Not Just For BISP

I have been asked by a few teachers about whether or not they need to attend the EDICT.

Clarification
The EDICT course is not only for qualification for BISP. 
It is also for upgrading of teachers' skills in teaching ICT in English.  PPK specifically requested the names (regardless of qualification for BISP) of ALL ICT teachers for this training. 

If you cannot attend for any reason, please write in an official explanation for not attending this course (after you receive the calling letter).  I will forward a copy to PPK.  Remember that knowing how to speak English is not enough for effective teaching in English.

Pemurnian Modul EDICT

Untuk makluman kengkawan, modul EDICT akan melalui satu pemurnian di Kinabalu Pine Resort anjuran PPK dari 3-5 April 2006.

*Thanks, Fazudli for the date correction!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Confirmed Dates for EDICT Course

Okay, ICT teachers, get ready for the EDICT Course.  I already have the confirmed dates, which are as follows:

Zon Sabah, Sarawak dan Labuan
Miri     24-28 April 2006
Sibu    7-11 May 2006

If I were you, I would start looking for blank CDs and mega-size usb flash drives.  When you get the chance to meet other ICT teachers from Sarawak and Labuan, you be ready for information exchange of the higher order level.  And they will only be interested to exchange with you if YOU have something to barter with.

That reminds me... where are the assignments???

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Perkembangan Terkini (ICT Subject)

Dr. Sharifah Faridah dari PPK memberi maklumat berikut.

Antara perkembangan yang terkini :
1. CD teaching courseware Batch One untuk ICT subject sepatutnya
telah sampai ke tangan tuan/puan, cd batch 1 ini hanya mengandungi
Learning Area 1 dan satu topik dalam LA 2. Batch 2 dalam pembangunan
dan dijangka tiba ke tangan tuan/puan dalam masa 1 atau 1 1/2 bulan
lagi.
2. Kursus English Discourse for ICT teacher akan bermula pada hujung
April.
3. Modul untuk 3 lagi learning area dalam perancangan dan pembinaan.
4. Kursus orientasi untuk sekolah perluasan akan juga diadakan.

REMINDER : Assignment Deadline Is Well and Truly Past

Hello ICT teachers, I must have those assignments as mentioned during the October meeting last year.  I have to compile them before the EDICT course.  They will probably be used during the course.  So make sure you submit your best work.  As for those who have already sent the assignments in, you can still improve upon them.

Semakan Status Permohonan Sarjana HLP

Sekiranya anda ada memohon untuk biasiswa HLP* peringkat sarjana, anda boleh buat semakan status permohonan di laman web Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia.  Sekiranya tak dapat, tak mengapa.  Cuba lagi... saya mencuba empat kali sebelum dapat. 

*Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan

Jurulatih Utama ICTL Sekolah Rendah dan Sekolah Menengah

I am preparing for courses to show teachers how to implement the ICT Literacy program in Year Two and Form One.  It's all done in English and I will be sending the JU's names to PPK tomorrow.  If you are interested in this program, it is compulsory for schools with computer labs and the info is in the Myschoolnet portal.  

Virus Worm BRONTOK

*stares mournfully at deleted files*
Someone put a virus in my office PC... and I brought it home to my home PC which has the latest antivirus signature files.  Being the efficient creature it is, it healed 6 of 17 infected files and deleted 11 files that it couldn't heal.  I KNOW KNOW KNOW it's better deleted than causing trouble and spreading trouble and making mini BRONTOKs... but I still feel sad...

And I don't know what's going to happen with the files in my PC that I'm going to scan with AVG.  Well I don't have original software so I must be satisfied with AVG.  Good AVG.  Smart AVG.  Clever AVG.  If only it didn't kill files so efficiently...

I hope all of you update your antivirus software at least once a week.  You do, don't you?