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Highlights from the Microsoft in Education Global Forum – Barcelona

The Microsoft in Education Global Forum recognizes and celebrates the achievements of educators and schools who are creating engaging and innovative learning opportunities for students. This year the Global Forum took place in Barcelona, Spain between 11 and 14 March 2014. It was attended by 260+ Microsoft Expert Educators; 150+ Governmental Education Leaders; and 300+ Top School Leaders from 75 countries including fourteen delegates from South Africa and Lesotho. All delegates agreed that the opportu...

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Lesotho teachers create stories for Matuto™ Literacy for Life (and you can too!)

The teachers and final year Lesotho College of Education teaching students who received Windows 8 mobile phones as part of the Matuto™ Literacy for Life partnership last year are hard at work creating short stories to share with emerging readers. Feedback from this group led to the creation of the Chekhov phone app which makes it easy to create and publish a story from a Windows 8 mobile phone. Whilst Schoolnet SA is specifically encouraging Lesotho teachers to share their stories, this global project i...

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ICT4RED Modules 7&8 Training in Cofimvaba uses two great teaching strategies

Teachers in the Cofimvaba ICT4RED project schools have been methodically working through modules of their professional development course since July 2013. The seventh and the eighth module sessions of the ICT4RED Cofimvaba Teacher Professional Development were conducted at Queens College in Queenstown on Saturday 1 February 2014. Module 8 (which was conducted in the morning session) concentrated on the Gallery Walk teaching strategy. Module 7 used the Scavenger Hunt strategy. The emphasis was on the Gal...

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Great News! Announcing 2014 Google Summit in Johannesburg in July!

We invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual South Africa Google in Education Summit on 3rd and 4th July 2014 at Dainfern College in Johannesburg. The event is being presented by the EdTechTeam in partnership with SchoolNet South Africa and Dainfern College Please visit the Conference website at  to register for early bird prices and stay tuned for more information. Pre-conference workshops will be held on 1st and 2nd July – the programme is on the conference website....

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