Microsoft will give PC to Ghanaian teacher who teaches blackboard computing
A photo that has gone viral on social networks in recent days shows a teacher teaching Microsof Word to his students. The method he used, however, caught his eye: the text editor's screen was faithfully and accurately reproduced on a chalkboard drawn in chalk.
The teacher in question is Ghanaian Richard Akoto, who teaches new information and communication technologies (NTIC). “Teaching NTIC at school in Ghana is a lot of fun, ” he said. “I've been doing this all the time I'm in the classroom. I love my students, so I have to do something that makes them understand what I'm teaching, ”he added.
The problem is that the school Akoto teaches has been without computers since 2011, which requires the teacher to have to use creativity not to leave his students completely helpless - NTIC-related topics are a mandatory part of the school curriculum.
Richard Akoto draws the Word interface on the blackboard to teach his students.
Businesswoman Rebecca Enonchong had contact with the photo of Akoto drawing on the blackboard to teach her students and decided to tweet to Microsoft Africa on the 25th proposing that the company help the teacher.
On the 27th, the African section of the company responded to the businesswoman by stating that she will assist the school in which Akoto works by providing a computer and also access to the company's educator certification program, Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE).
Supporting teachers to enable digital transformation in education is at the core of what we do. We will equip Owura Kwadwo with a device from one of our partners, and access to our MCE program & free professional development resources on https://t.co/dJ6loRUOdg- Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018
“Supporting teachers to enable a digital transformation in education is at the heart of what we do, ” wrote the company. “We will equip Owura Kwadwo with a device from one of our partners, access to our MCE program and free professional development resources at education.microsoft.com.”
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