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All posts by Susan du Plessis

12

May'19

Leer Afrikaans: Idiome

Idiome word ook spreekwoorde, gesegdes of segswyses genoem. Idiome het gewoonlik 'n dieper betekenis wat uit die tradisies, geskiedenis en leefwyse van 'n volk gegroei het. Afrikaans is besonder ryk aan idiome; hier is 'n paar voorbeelde.

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07

Apr'19

Criss-Cross Crossword Puzzle for Teenagers and Adults

This criss-cross puzzle will be enjoyed by teenagers and adults. Click on the puzzle to print. Then write the list of words into the grid, crossword style. The solution is provided below (don't spoil the fun by checking!).

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14

Jan'19

Study: Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school in Pretoria took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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02

Nov'18

Research Project on Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

Sixty-four Grade 2 students were randomly divided into three groups: the first group completed 28 hours of Edublox's Development Tutor over three weeks; a second group was exposed to standard computer games, while a third group continued with schoolwork...

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15

Sep'18

Lees Jou Kind Vlot Maar Sonder Begrip?

Wanneer ‘n kind vlot kan lees word daar sommer net aangeneem dat sy begrip ook goed is, maar tussen drie en tien persent van daardie kinders verstaan meeste van die tyd nie wat hulle lees nie.

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13

Sep'18

Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science

Contrary to the popular theory that learning to read is natural and easy, learning to read is a complex linguistic achievement," Dr Louisa Moats writes in her booklet Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science. "For many children, it requires effort and incremental skill development."

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11

Jun'18

Intensive Holiday Course Improves Concentration, Memory and Reading

Ask yourself… Has your child lost hope in being able to read fluently? Does he/she suffer from low self-esteem due to learning failure and/or poor school achievement? Is there a possibility that he/she may fail his/her school year? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, our intensive 10-day holiday course might be the answer for you!

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10

Jun'18

Intensiewe Vakansiekursus: Verbeter Konsentrasie, Geheue en Lees

Vra jouself …. Het my kind sy hoop om ooit vlot te kan lees verloor? Ly hy aan 'n swak selfbeeld as gevolg van leerprobleme en/of swak skoolprestasie? Is daar 'n moontlikheid dat hy hierdie jaar gaan druip? As jy "ja" geantwoord het op enige van hierdie vrae, is ons intensiewe 10-dag vakansiekursus dalk die antwoord vir jou!

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09

Jun'18

Wat Is Kognitiewe Vaardighede?

Kognitiewe vaardighede — konsentrasie, persepsie, geheue en logiese denke — is verstandsvaardighede wat gebruik word in die verwerwing van kennis, en kan beskou word as ‘n kind se gereedskap vir leer.

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07

Jun'18

Edublox Values

At Edublox, we have a few core values that guide us in our journey. We are passionate about developing learners to achieve results — improvement in school performance and self-image, and creating a basis for lifelong learning...

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