Mr Linford Molaodi of Masemola High School in Marogoe Masemola, Limpopo recently won the ‘Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award’ at the 2019 National Teaching Awards.
In addition to winning a brand new car, a range of technology devices, a Legacy Hotel holiday break and R 10 000 in cash, SchoolNet SA was pleased to award Moladi with a SACE professional development workshop of his choice for himself and his colleagues, as well as a sponsored opportunity to attend the SchoolNet SA Digital Learning conference.
How does Maselmola use technology to enhance teaching and learning?
Mr Molaodi uses ICT in his classes in various ways, from gamifying content for maximum understanding to using online simulations for instances when apparatus for conducting science experiments is not available. He also avails himself after school via social media platforms to learners who need further clarification on topics covered in class. Besides his classroom work, Mr Molaodi also assists principals from other schools with professional development strategies and provides advice to circuit managers on ICT integration in schools.
When Mr Molaodi says he absolutely loves helping people he is not merely paying lip-service, he demonstrates this over and over again not only within his class or schooling community but across education districts in Limpopo. “Experiencing people’s transition from a sense of being disadvantaged to being resourceful through technology gives me great fulfillment,” says Mr Molaodi.
Linford’s advice to colleagues
His advice to fellow teachers is to keep company with teachers who have a sound vision for their learners: “Align yourself with people who go an extra mile for their learners and the community within which they operate,” he says. Congratulations to Linford! We look forward to seeing you at the SchoolNet SA conference.