Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monthly Archives: October 2016

 Technology use in the Classroom – A Massive Opportunity for Language Gains

This learning brief shares the findings of the research conducted over the past three years in our Learning Gains through Play project which has tracked the development of two cohorts of Foundation Phase learners. These learners have experienced a technology-enabled, play-infused learning environment from Grade R and while five foundational literacies have been assessed each year, this learning brief focused only on the acquisition of oral English skills. Read more of our research findings here ...

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SchoolNet SA facilitators visit 42 schools involved in the Microsoft and Western Cape School Improvement Project

Recently Microsoft and the Western Cape Education Department delivered 100 Windows 10 tablets to 42 Western Cape Schools that would otherwise never be able to afford such devices. Selected Grade 1,2 and 3 teachers from each school, along with teachers from other schools in the vicinity, were provided with a day’s training presented by SchoolNet facilitators. These teachers shared what they had learned with the rest of their staff when they returned to their schools, and the schools implemented a plan fo...

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Reflections on the Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) Conference

The 2016 annual Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) Conference was held at Clarendon Primary School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal from 30 September to 2 October.   SchoolNet South Africa had 3 presentations accepted which had all emanated from the DT Murray Trust-funded project, Learning Gains through Play in the Primary.  Our teachers from the Learning Gains project were : Mpumelelo Hadebe from Qhamukile Primary in Mpophomeni in KZN, Lizeka Melapi from Nomsa Mapongwana in the Western Cape,...

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An Invitation to a SchoolNet webinar ‘Tech-ing Additional Languages’ on Thursday 3 Nov. at 3:30pm

We are pleased to announce that our next free webinar, Tech-ing Additional Languages, will be held this week on Thursday 3rd November at 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Bronwyn Desjardins, an Educational Technology Coach at St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory in Johannesburg. Bronwyn is an Apple Distinguished Educator with 18 years of teaching experience. We will be using the Adobe Connect webinar platform for the webinar. Please join us if you can. Webinar details Webinar title: Tech-ing Additional Languages S...

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