The Requirement: Ixopo High School, an English medium school with 610 learners and 25 teachers situated on the border of the Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. The school needed to improve its exam results. The majority of pupils come from the surrounding informal settlements and farms and far as the Eastern Cape and Gauteng Province.
The Solution: The school implemented Sangari’s locally developed iBox which comes pre-loaded with the full school curriculum. The goal was to make the delivery of lessons easy and fun, improving the interaction and relationship between teachers and learners.
The Results: “The school is benefiting from the iBox learning system, improving its the pass rate by 40% for grade 12 learners,” said Julius Malunguza, head of Mathematics and Sciences, Ixopo High School. “The results have been astounding. Physical Sciences improved from 54% to 78%, Mathematics 52% to 82% and Mathematics Paper 3 from 37% to 95%. We managed to finish all the syllabi on time and we ranked first and fourth respectively in the district in maths and physical science,” he said. “The iBox curriculum notes are useful for keeping to the curriculum. In addition, the topics are covered in a structured manner and ensure that learners are able to engage in quality content. With learners interacting immediately after each lesson, slower learners are immediately identified and can be given further assistance. Each learner’s overall understanding of a subject can be immediately evaluated.”
The iBox: Sangari SA supplies locally-developed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational tools and programmes for schools, colleges, universities and industrial training centres. The iBox is a learning system that transforms the classroom into an interactive teaching and learning digital classroom, for any rural or urban school. It incorporates a projector, laptop and built-in speakers, and is used with an interactive whiteboard and wireless handheld clickers for learners. The iBox projects curriculum-aligned class notes onto a screen in the classroom. Using a handheld tablet and electronic pen, the teacher is able to highlight important information and include additional notes and illustrations. A hand-held remote could be used by learners during lessons. This enables students to answer questions to evaluate their progress. This feedback enables teachers and learners to assess the learning taking place and allows teachers to make the necessary adjustments should the entire class not be up to speed. Lessons are projected onto a screen in the form of a Powerpoint presentation and, with the use of an electronic pen and tablet, teachers are able to wirelessly highlight notes on the whiteboard.Learn More