Teaching computing… without computers! Ghana school master uses a blackboard to demonstrate IT skills and now Microsoft have promised him free equipment
To demonstrate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to show someone how to do something by doing it yourself “というふうに記載されていますね。
Various techniques will be demonstrated.
He got a job demonstrating kitchen equipment in a department store.
The teacher demonstrated how to use the equipment.
He demonstrated how to use the new software.
To promise (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to tell someone that you will definitely do something “というふうに記載されていますね。
Her parents promised her a new car if she passed her exams.
Relief organizations are promising aid to the country.
I’ve promised myself a long bath when I get through all this work.
・Richard Appiah Akoto’s school did not have the resources to buy computers
・So the teacher improvised and showed students using coloured chalk
・His ‘needs must’ attitude has resulted in Microsoft stepping in to help out
・The computer giant said it would send him free equipment and online help
To improvise (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to do something without preparing it first, often because the situation does not allow you to prepare “というふうに記載されていますね。
She’d forgotten her carefully written speech, but knew she could easily improvise.
I hadn’t prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise.
We improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.
We used old shirts to improvise dressings for their wounds.
step in (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると” to become involved in a difficult situation or argument in order to help find a solution: “というふうに記載されていますね。
It is time for the government to step in.
A teacher from Ghana has received worldwide praise after a photo of him teaching students how to use Microsoft Word on a blackboard went viral.
Because there are no computers at the middle school where he works he uses coloured chalk painstakingly to draw a version of the computer screen onto the blackboard.
In mid-February, he shared a Facebook post showing photos of his ‘needs must’ method of teaching.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” in a way that shows you have taken a lot of care or made a lot of effort: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
She painstakingly explained how the machine worked.
She went painstakingly through the small print of the contract.
Free Dictionaryによると” Said when something is necessary but undesirable, unpleasant, or unfavorable. “ と記載されていますね。
I didn’t want to drive all the way across town again to collect the bed, but needs must.
I already had plans for this evening, but if needs must I can take you to the airport.
Of course I’d rather go to the beach than sit here studying for my exams, but needs must I suppose.
‘Teaching of ICT in Ghana’s school is very funny,’ Owura Kwadwo – better known as Richard Appiah Akoto – said in a Facebook post alongside the photos.
ICT とは Information and Communication Technology のことです。
‘I love my students so have to do what will make them understand what [I] am teaching.’
The information and computer technology (ICT) teacher has subsequently been contacted by Microsoft after the images were shared thousands of times online. The company has promised to send him new computer equipment and give him access to its ‘professional development resources’.
Akto for the past six years has taught at Betenase M/A Junior High School, about three hours north of the second largest Ghanaian city of Kumasi.
The school does not have any computers even though in recent years 14 and 15-year-olds are expected to write and pass a national exam, with ICT being one of the subjects.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” after something else happened “ という風に記載されていますね。
The disease subsequently spread to the rest of the country.
He was made a partner, but he subsequently retired.
In 1982 he was arrested and subsequently convicted on drug trafficking charges.
‘This is not my first time [of drawing] it. I have been doing it anytime I am in the classroom,’ Akoto told Quartz Africa.
‘I like posting pictures on Facebook so I just felt like [sharing it]. I didn’t know it would get the attention of people like that,’ he said.
His story was brought to the attention of Microsoft by entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong who tweeted the company to point that he was teaching the use of their product without having physical access to it.
‘Surely you can get him some proper resources,’ she suggested.
On Tuesday, the software giant acted on her request.
Quartz subsequently pointed out that Akoto’s situation typifies an ‘under-resourced dysfunctional public school system’.
It said that many economically disadvantaged families throughout Africa ‘are forced to choose private schools over free public primary schools’ due to a lack of resources.
In Ghana, there have been calls for more resources to help rural schools like Betenase which ‘struggles with teaching logistics challenges’.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” someone who uses money to start businesses and make business deals “ と記載されていますね。
He’s an entrepreneur who made his money in computer software.
He was one of the entrepreneurs of the 80s who made their money in property.
act on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to do something because you have been given information, advice, or orders “ と記載されていますね。
I’m acting on the advice of my lawyers.
They were acting on the instructions of senior managers.
To typify (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to be an excellent or typical example of something “ と記載されていますね。
With his blond, blue-eyed athletic looks, he typifies the all-American boy next door.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると “not working normally “ と記載されていますね。
a dysfunctional family
dysfunctional brain cells
a dysfunctional government
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the fact of people wanting or needing a particular thing: “ と記載されていますね。
There’s not much call for fur coats these days.
I certainly don’t think there’s any call for that sort of language, young lady!
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the practical arrangements that are necessary in order to organize something successfully, especially something involving a lot of people or equipment “ と記載されていますね。
We need to look at the logistics of the whole aid operation.
We haven’t thought about the logistics of getting everyone here from Glasgow.
The logistics of getting five kids off to school in the morning are pretty complex.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）