Umoya is delighted to be partnering with Norman Henshilwood High School in Constantia, Cape Town to deliver our advanced interactive school management, teaching and learning solution called Umoya Funda.
Umoya Networks are installing a structured cable network throughout the entire school. Each classroom receives multiple LAN connections and a wireless access point for both teachers and learners to access the network.
Each classroom will have an interactive networked data projector installed which turns a standard whiteboard into an interactive teaching surface. The networked data projectors are centrally managed and also offer the ability to have messages broadcast from a single location to every classroom. The projectors have adequate sound capability allowing for a full multimedia teaching experience.
Umoya Funda “lessonbox’s” are being installed in each classroom. These specialised devices come pre-loaded with a vast library of digital content such as Khan videos, National Education workbooks, textbooks, interactive whiteboard applications, games and supplementary teaching material such as pre-prepared lesson plans aligned with the new CAPS curriculum.
Included in Umoya Funda is Umoya Sofware’s acclaimed “staffroom” school management software which makes school administration easy and gives back hours each day to teachers so they can focus on their core responsibility of teaching.
Umoya Funda includes our fundacloud service as well as myfunda learner and teacher access. Umoya Funda is designed around promoting as much interactive teaching as possible and includes functionality for mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops to be used and managed within the classroom.
Every lesson that is presented in class is recorded and can be downloaded by the learners onto their cell phones, tablets or laptops to view as many times as they need to. Recorded lessons are also ideal for learners who may have missed the class due to sickness or some other unforseen circumstance.
Umoya Funda also gives the headmaster the capability to broadcast video messages to the entire school or simply send a text message that will show up on the interactive whiteboard.