Summative and concise report from Gordons Bay Primary School to Khayna

 

08 April 2005

FROM:       A D Smith.

                   (BA, Hons, MEd, HDE, IT, ICDL, OBE)

                   IT & PC Educator                                                      

                   Gordon’s Bay Primary School

                   Computer Lab & Centre

                    Gordon’s Bay

                     7151.

   TO:          Wendy Adams.

                    Khanya Coordinator

                    18th Floor Golden Acre

                    Khanya

                    Cape Town

                    8000.

 

 

SUMMATIVE & CONCISE REPORT FROM GBPS TO KHANYA RE: EYE READ

 

1. INTRODUCTION:

During 2004, GBPS learners were exposed to the above-mentioned program. Since the beginning of 2005, the network version was used for the past 4 months. The specific program consists of different activities – from puzzles to comprehension exercises.

 

2. APPLICATION OF THE PROGRAM:

At GBPS, 1 x period of 45 minutes per grade per week is allocated on the timetable for computer and technology activities. The specific technology period is divided into 3 units of 15 minutes per period. The first 15 minutes is allotted to the Eye Read program.

 

3. SUMMARY OF PROGRAM AND ITS USAGE AT GBPS:

3.1 Eye Read consists of the following sections:

·        Information / explanation of program,

·        Exercises,

·        Progress reports / certificates,

·        Techniques (Two Stop; Hand Method; Direct to Brain; Expand filed of Vision; Flashing Phrases),

·        Comprehension with test facilities, and

·        Puzzles and number games.

3.2 The program is used in the following manner:

First, it is currently used by the SP / IMF from grade 4 – 7. Both the languages Afrikaans and English version is used by the learners: Boys and Girls. All cultural groups are exposed to the program, although it is not currently translated into isiXhosa (Mr. E van Zyl indicated that the program is under construction and being translated - 70% already completed).

A sample of 15 learners was taken from the 280 learners who use the program in the GBPS PC Lab. The sample consists of boys and girls, grade 5 to 7, Afrikaans and English speakers form all cultural groups. The table summarizes the outcome:

N

Learner

Sex

AE

Grade

WPM

WPM

WPM

WPM

WPM

WPM

Summary: learner

1

Yovanka van Zyl

F

A

5

20

51

187

347

NA

NA

Worker

2

Jaco Smit

M

A

5

20

109

131

242

NA

NA

Good guy

3

Tiaan Mostert

M

A

5

20

121

149

152

327

NA

Brilliant

4

Tanya Swart

F

A

5

20

144

151

168

NA

NA

Average

5

Maria Silva

F

E

6

20

193

262

269

NA

NA

Talker

6

Esther van Zyl

F

E

6

20

157

209

278

279

292

Genius

7

Christopher Day

M

E

6

20

166

236

239

NA

NA

Average

8

Kyle Ford

M

E

7

20

203

250

255

296

5,070*

* Joker

9

Cuan Walsh

M

E

7

20

67

127

199

227

278

Quiet

10

Salmah Peters

F

E

7

20

156

263

276

327

393

Brain box

11

Julia du Toit

F

E

7

20

119

141

142

NA

NA

Normal girl

12

Torean Joel

M

E

7

20

106

147

168

223

245

Okay guy

13

Vania Geland

F

E

7

20

88

159

165

179

NA

Sweet girl

14

Leon Smith

M

A

7

20

116

149

178

223

240

Sporty guy

15

Zandre du Preez

F

A

7

20

114

115

139

167

NA

Cool & serious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table : EYEREAD RESULTS AS ON 08 April 2005

4. SUMMARY:

During the past 4 months I have used the program intensively. My experience with it is as follows:

 

5. CONCLUSION:

There is a definite correlation between the wpm skills, comprehension and academic results. Those learners with a high wpm reading capacity also have high comprehension capabilities. The program definitely has a place in schools and can play a vital role to identify reading, perception, eye and other visual problems. It has the qualities to improve reading skills. I can recommend the program. Use it correctly, get the log on steps in place, use it daily for a few minutes and the results will be reflected in the learners’ skills, higher %, eye movement and better concentration.

 

A D Smith /Albie