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Microsoft MIEExperts bound for Canada

Currently there are 135 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts in South Africa and Lesotho. Of these, five have been selected to attend Microsoft’s 3rd annual E² – Education Exchange taking place in Toronto, Canada between 21 and 23 March 2017. This exclusive three-day event will bring together 300 of the most innovative educators from around the world for the opportunity to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achiev...

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Intel USO Master Training Mpumalanga, Free State and Gauteng

SchoolNet was contracted by Intel to provide Master training on Intel’s Tablets in the Classroom course. As part of the Department of Basic Education, and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services’ mandate to implement Universal Services Obligations by Telecommunication Operators in South Africa, master training was provided to Departmental officials responsible for training in four provinces namely Mpumalanga, Free State, Gauteng and Limpopo. To date, training in three provinces has be...

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A report back on the Education Fast Forward 2018 debate in London

The evaluator of SchoolNet’s Learning Gains through Play project is Tracey Butchart and she was asked to be on the panel of experts representing South Africa on Monday 23rd January in the Education World Forum in London.  Janet Thomson, listened to the debate and compiled this report and Storify. Read the full report here http://bit.ly/2jKv5qj Read the Storify tweet collection  here: https://storify.com/JanetThomson/education-fast-forward-2018 ...

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Did you do the Hour of Code? It is not too late

The Hour of Code movement aims to expose as many people as possible to basic computer programming through completing a series of simple activities that introduce basic computer science concepts. At the end of 2016, Microsoft commissioned SchoolNet SA to facilitate a series of workshops to get as many learners as possible coding using the materials available at code.org/minecraft. Between 1 – 9 December 2016, 41 face to face workshops and 4 virtual workshops were held and a total of 1 874 learners and 1...

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