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Calling all Innovative Educators! Applications for Microsoft Innovative Educator Program are now open…

The Microsoft in Education Global Forum taking place in Redmond, Washington in March 2015. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be recognised as a Microsoft Innovative Educator, join the Microsoft Educator Network and upload a learning activity that demonstrates how you are using 21st century teaching practices in your classroom by 15 October 2014.   Microsoft believes that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills  for students.  Technology is an accelerator...

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Our Learning Gains for Play project is in full swing

SchoolNet South Africa has had the privilege to be funded over the next three years by the D G Murray Trust in South Africa to study the benefits of learning through the use of play and innovative technologies for learners in grades R and 1 in ten schools in two provinces in South Africa, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The D G Murray Trust has a particular interest in the early primary years where the greatest impact can be made. As the focus of this project is play, we have selected...

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DBE Teacher Centre Managers training in Johannesburg a great success

Recently SchoolNet facilitated an extremely successful five day DBE Teacher Centre Managers training in Johannesburg. Representatives from 131 centres spread across all nine provinces arrived at Southern Suns O R Tambo for a week-long workshop from August 10th – 15th 2014. The purpose of the training programme was to explore a range of issues related to the functioning and management of Teacher Centres in all provinces in South Africa.   The programme was design...

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An exciting announcement – Google Education Groups (GEGs) launched in South Africa. Join us!

An exciting new venture was launched by Google in South Africa at the Summit – Google Education groups at this URL:  http://www.google.com/landing/geg/ This is a world-wide launch with each country having its own GEGs  We invite you to join GEG South Africa.  This announcement In South Africa at the Google in Education Summit  was received with great excitement.  Google believes that the best inspiration to educators are other educators. Go...

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