THE UP.Ed STORY
When learners in Ilse Dippenaar's Afrikaans class were not seeing better results despite their hard work, she asked herself “Why is this happening?” and “How can we fix it?” This led to the creation of UP.Ed.
WHAT IS IT?
AN INTERACTIVE, EDUCATIONAL APP
UP.Ed works with Android and iOS on smartphones, tablets and computers.reacontent and practically complete lessons, exercises and tests.
CREATED BY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
Teachers have content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge.
OFFERING THE FULL CAPS AND SAGS CURRICULUM
Learners will be able to prepare well for their tests and exams.
WITH MODERATED CONTENT
Our content is moderated by an UMALUSI accredited moderator and a national moderator for the IEB.
FOCUSING ON MOTHER TONGUE EDUCATION
There are translations of the content and questions in the language of your choice.
ADAPTING TO YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NEEDS
UP.Ed places learners on the appropriate grade level per section and then allows them to fill in the gaps as they work their way up to their current grade level.
Internet is not required except for the initial download, login and updates (about 3MB).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
For each section of work, learners will do a baseline test which will place them on the appropriate grade level for that specific section.
Then they will be guided through lessons, exercises and a test.
Once they receive 100% for the test, they will move to the next grade level.
If they don't receive 100%, they will repeat specific lessons and exercises.
HOW DO I GET IT?
Do you have the following?
Great! You're good to go.
STEP 1: Download
STEP 2: Create Account
Sign up on the "Sign up" tab.
Enter your email address.
Enter your first and last names.
Slide the slider to the grade you want to buy.
Click or press create an account.
We will email you and you will get free content for 24 hours.
STEP 3: Buy Content
Once your licence expires, click or press on settings and check the extend for a year box.
Click the green pay button and select a once-off payment or monthly payment option.
You will be directed to PayFast where you can complete the payment.
Log in to your account again and you will see the subject/s that you have an active subscription/s for.
Smartphone / Tablet / Computer
Wi-Fi or 3MB Data
SUBJECTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Afrikaans Junior (4-7)
Afrikaans Senior (7-12)
R75.00 per month
R825.00 per year
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Won't it replace my job as a teacher?
No. Human interaction is important in learning. UP.Ed is a tool, as is a textbook, used to enhance and facilitate the teaching and learning process.
What if I am not tech-savvy or technical difficulties arise?
UP.Ed is user-friendly and you will have direct and immediate access to a friendly support team.
What if we are doing work that is different to the content on SlimVis?
We work continuously on UP.Ed's content. Let us know what content you are working with and we will include it for you.
Why an app?
With education becoming increasingly digital, a digital app provides learners with necessary skills.
Because this app is adaptive, the learning experience becomes more personal and effective.
Learners can't skip ahead but have to work through lessons, exercises and tests before they move on, filling in the gaps in their learning.
Learners have to interact with the app, thus focused learning and engagement is promoted.
Learners are able to improve their performance by receiving immediate feedback and answers.
An app is easier for teachers to monitor learning progress because of the teacher's dashboard.
This app works mostly offline with very little data usage so it lessens expensive data costs.
The app is on one device and subtracts weight from school bags.