Submitted by: Cult
How do we supplement education at this time, particularly for learners with no access to internet?
How do we keep children stimulated?
Give children access to a virtual teacher to teach, and test their skills every day for the extent of the lockdown/isolation period.
10 minutes is the chosen period as it is enough time to teach a simple skill/lesson while maintaining the focus of the student. We also chose to limit cellphone time as many learners will be using their parents phones.
This approach can function as either a stand-alone education platform or further enhanced by rewards- based learning. Rewards will be given to students based on their participation and success during the week.
Rewards can include; airtime/data, shopping vouchers, cash etc.
Your virtual teacher is accessed through a simple USSD and callback service;
Learners dial a dedicated USSD string.
They enter their name, and select their grade and preferred language.
They then receive a ‘callback’ from their virtual teacher.
The teacher advises the student to have the necessary resources ready and take them through a 10 minute lesson for the day.
The lesson will be followed by 3 – 5 questions which the student will be given multiple choice answers from which to choose an answer from.
At the end of the lesson the student will be given a total score for the day, reminded to keep safe during the lock down and encouraged to join the next days lesson.
Lessons will be available for grades 4 – 7.
Lessons will be available in English, isiZulu, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.
Everyday a different subject will be taught;
Awareness around the 10 Minute Teacher offering will be done through;
Community and commercial radio
• Spaza stores (snapper frames)
• News (SABC)
• Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
• Brand CRM: SMS database.
To bring this idea to life email us.