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Breaking news! SchoolNet Conference announced: 5-7 October 2017 at Brescia House in Johannesburg

We are pleased to announce that SchoolNet SA will be holding an ICT in the Classroom Conference this year. We'd like to invite you to consider attending as a participant, a presenter or an exhibitor.  SchoolNet SA will be celebrating 20 years of leading change in ICT integration for teaching and learning. This celebration will culminate at our national conference which will be held at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng from 5th- 7th October 2017. At least 500 teachers and Education Department off...

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Mahala launched – all students in South Africa get Microsoft Office for FREE!

Microsoft South Africa and 2Enable are partnering up to offer all South African school learners (ages 8 – 25 years) free access to Microsoft Office across all your devices as well as 1TB of OneDrive. It is obtained through signing up at http://mahala.ms Learners can share their schoolwork and collaborate on all devices and platforms with familiar applications and always-accessible files that update in real time. YES they can use all the apps they know and love across all their favourite devices. They c...

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Creating a Climate for Change in South African Schools

There are a number of aspects to be addressed in schools that are new to technology; one of the most critical  is  the overarching issue of adapting to change, as opposed to adapting to technology-related needs. In recent years SchoolNet SA has discovered  that a change leadership course is a critical ingredient to create that climate for change.  The content for this course was influenced by literature on the key elements of change management and the debates around change leadership in Michael Fullan...

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Teacher Professional Development kicks off in the Telkom Connected Schools Project in Ga-Rankuwa

All grade 8 teachers from Ruabohlale, Seageng, NM Ntsuene, MH Baloyi and Winterveldt High School attended a three-day ICT workshop hosted at Winterveldt High School as part of the Telkom Connected Schools  project in Gauteng. The teachers spent the first 3 days of their April holidays to learn basic ICT skills that could help them prepare lessons for teaching in classrooms that use various learning technologies.  The first day of training allowed the facilitators to split the groups of teachers accordin...

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