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Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Showcase Schools announced

From the online applications that were received and the more than 50 learning activities that were uploaded to the Microsoft Educator Network, sixteen teachers from South Africa and Lesotho were selected to be Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEs) for 2015. These teachers join a group of 800 educators from more than 100 countries around the world who will enjoy a year long experience with Microsoft as they learn more about creating an environment of innovation in education using technology. O...

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SchoolNet appointed as Google’s Education Partner in South Africa to advance the Google Educator Group (GEG) programme…

SchoolNet SA is pleased to announce their appointment as Google’s Education Partner in South Africa. We will be offering free GEG training workshops around the country as well as overseeing the formation of Google Education Groups (GEGs) in the different provinces. It is hoped to grow South Africa’s pool of voluntary GEG leaders (practising teachers who are ICT champions) from the workshop attendees. These GEG groups and the GEG training are part of Google’s worldwide strategy to help ...

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It’s Playtime! Learning Gains Project – Western Cape Teacher Professional Development Workshop

On the weekend of October 10 and 11th the Professional Development programme for the Western Cape Grade 1 and Grade R teachers reached Module 4 (Learning Stations) and Module 7 (Xbox Kinect and Games in the Classroom). The workshops were held at The Metro East District offices in Kuils River, Cape Town. Day 1 – Module 4 – Learning Stations At the start of the workshop Rodney Nissen, the facilitator asked teachers to reflect on how they have been using the...

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The Nokia Mobile Maths competition (Gr 10-12) takes place from 3-9 November. Get your students to register!

Microsoft and MTN bring you a Maths Challenge this month! It consists of plenty of fun practice and an exciting competition open to all learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12 during 3-9 November 2014. In the competition, the service randomly generates 10 questions for each individual participants corresponding to their grade from a bank of over 9000 questions on Algebraic Expressions and Trigonometry for Grade 10, Equations & Inequalities and Trigonometry for Grade 11, and Sequences & Series and Tr...

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