Monthly Archives: October 2015

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program. Closing date EXTENDED to 6 November

This is a great competition that you do not want to miss out on. The closing date has been extended to 6 November 2015. (Last year South Africa selected 16 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Four of them were sent to the Global Forum in Dubai while another four were sent to the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond, Washington.) At the same time as this Microsoft is migrating its information content from the old site  to Microsoft's new site that comes into final effect on 30 October 2015!...

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SchoolNet’s Operations Manager Selected for Intel® Education Visionaries Program

SchoolNet’s Omashani Naidoo, was recently named one of the Intel® Education Visionaries, an elite group of approximately 40 education leaders from all over the world who are exemplars for global education transformation; to inspire and share best practices with other educators, administrators and parents worldwide; and help Intel design the future of education. Omashani was selected as an Intel Education Visionary on the basis of her insight, passion and proven experience as an agent of change...

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Ten takeaways from the Google Summit held recently at Parklands College

Every year SchoolNet hosts the EdTechTeam's Global Summit featuring Google in Education, in partnership with the EdTechTeam and a host school. This year Parklands College in Cape Town, once again, were outstanding hosts. This is an event an educator does not want to miss out on in South Africa. Visit  https://za.gafesummit.com/  for details. Every year the amazing EdTechTeam sweeps in with new brooms, and they dust away all the cobwebs from one's mind showing us what can...

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Teaching with Technology: SACE accredited and excellent preparation for the MCE exam

The  Microsoft Teaching with Technology course is a free online, self-study course available through the Microsoft Educator Network. It begins with a diagnostic assessment which then advises a participant which of the following modules he or she should complete in order to be awarded a Teaching with Technology certificate: Why does UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers promote technology literacy Selecting ICT resources to support curriculum outcomes How do technolog...

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SchoolNet and Microsoft present the National Core ICT Training Team workshop in Johannesburg 

Between 15 and 18 September 2015, fifty two ICT trainers from all provinces attended a workshop at the Microsoft Training Centre. The workshop had the theme of "Using Technologies Optimally for Quality Learning and Teaching" and aimed to equip core trainers with knowledge and skills around a number of ICT in education tools and programmes which they can then implement in their province. Amongst the tools covered were Microsoft Math, Skype in the Classroom, 2Enable, Vodacom Digital Classro...

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