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‘Report back on the E2 Education Exchange – Toronto’ by Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet

The Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) is Microsoft in Education’s annual event recognizing and celebrating the achievements of educators who combine content, pedagogy, and technology in exemplary ways to prepare students for success. This year, E2 took place in Toronto, Canada between 21 and 23 March 2017 and included almost 300 teachers and education thought leaders from countries around the world. SchoolNet’s Megan Rademeyer, who is a Microsoft Fellow, attended E2 and presented a session entitled ...

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The South African Department of Basic Education and Sun International partner to enhance the teaching of Hospitality Studies

On Wednesday, 19 April, The  2017Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga launched the Hospitality Studies Digital Curriculum Project in partnership with Sun International at Tembisa High School in Ekurhuleni. The theme of the project is “21st Century Education for 21st Century Hoteliers”.  The minister was joined at the launch by the MEC of Education in Gauteng Mr Panyaza Lesufi, the CEO of Sun International and senior managers from partners including Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet SA, Barba...

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Minecraft: Education Edition – ideas from the Dubai Minecraft Training Partner Summit

Between 28 February and 2 March 2017 Megan Rademeyer, SchoolNet SA Programmes Manager and Microsoft Fellow had the opportunity to attend the Minecraft: Education Edition training partner summit in Dubai. Sessions included “Learning how to play Minecraft”, engaging in a “Build Battle” (where teams built structures together to try out-build other teams), and exploring “Classroom Mode in Minecraft: Education Edition”. The aim of the training session was to certify trainers from Microsoft Training...

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Intel and the Department of Education provides professional development for Principals in ZF Mgcawu District

A number of technology projects for education are being implemented by the Department of Basic Education and Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services. One of these projects include the Universal Service Obligations rollout where all telecommunication operators are providing ICTs to schools as part of their license agreements with ICASA. All provinces have been offered a full service solution that includes a trolley of tablets, WIFI connectivity, and curriculum-aligned offline DBE content.The De...

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