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Professional Development in Rwanda

SchoolNet SA has been commissioned by Microsoft South Africa to develop a teacher professional development plan for Rwanda and to run a series of master training sessions to build local capacity. On 9 March 2016 Megan Rademeyer met with delegates from Microsoft, the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the Rwanda Education board to discuss and agree on the Teacher Professional Development Plan, process and content in Kigali. The workshop also aimed to address key issues such as ICT skills and technology in...

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Upcoming Google Summit in Johannesburg – why not register today?

Enjoy two full Days of learning at the upcoming Google Summit at Dainfern College in Johannesburg. This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Global Leaders in Google for Education Training,  local Google for Education Innovative Educators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers. Find...

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Department of Correctional Services Intel Training resumed

In 2012, the Department of Correctional Services purchased Intel tablets for a number of its facilities. In 2016, it was reported that many staff had moved on from its facilities and as a result, further training needed to be provided to new staff in order to maximise the spend on the devices and in particular master training needed to be provided so that adequate capacity building can be hosted at each facility as required. SchoolNet’s, Ms Hlengiwe Mfeka, conducted master training from 15 – 19 Februa...

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Learning Gains through Play: Teaching with technology – the journey

The Learning Gains through Play (LGP) project focuses on the development and practice of foundational literacies in Grades R and 1 through the innovative use of technology-enabled, learner-centred play in the classroom. Intel tablets loaded with carefully selected apps and games are integrated into learning activities to stimulate and enhance fine-motor skills and to develop and practice visual literacy and numeracy skills. Xbox Kinect game consoles use data projectors and television screens to engage lea...

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