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Apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications close 15 July 2017

MIE Experts are part of an exclusive Microsoft program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to improve teaching and learning. Outstanding MIE Experts from South Africa and Lesotho are selected to attend Education Exchange (E2) events both locally and internationally; they participate in webinars to boost their own skills; they feature in case studies, blogposts and webinars; and they are part of a local and international community of teachers who share ideas and best p...

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Breaking news! SchoolNet Conference announced: 5-7 October 2017 at Brescia House in Johannesburg

We are pleased to announce that SchoolNet SA will be holding an ICT in the Classroom Conference this year. We'd like to invite you to consider attending as a participant, a presenter or an exhibitor.  SchoolNet SA will be celebrating 20 years of leading change in ICT integration for teaching and learning. This celebration will culminate at our national conference which will be held at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng from 5th- 7th October 2017. At least 500 teachers and Education Department off...

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Mahala launched – all students in South Africa get Microsoft Office for FREE!

Microsoft South Africa and 2Enable are partnering up to offer all South African school learners (ages 8 – 25 years) free access to Microsoft Office across all your devices as well as 1TB of OneDrive. It is obtained through signing up at http://mahala.ms Learners can share their schoolwork and collaborate on all devices and platforms with familiar applications and always-accessible files that update in real time. YES they can use all the apps they know and love across all their favourite devices. They c...

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Creating a Climate for Change in South African Schools

There are a number of aspects to be addressed in schools that are new to technology; one of the most critical  is  the overarching issue of adapting to change, as opposed to adapting to technology-related needs. In recent years SchoolNet SA has discovered  that a change leadership course is a critical ingredient to create that climate for change.  The content for this course was influenced by literature on the key elements of change management and the debates around change leadership in Michael Fullan...

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