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Report on Eduweek2016 – Gaming in Education

Hlengiwe Mfeka, Megan Rademeyer and Janet Thomson of SchoolNet attended EduWeek 2016  which was held at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg recently.  They report on their experiences of the conference as well as their involvement in the Intel panel discussion on Gaming in Education. The panel included gaming experts from varied fields; Koos de Beer, Junior Lecturer, University of Pretoria, Andreas Cent Hadjipaschali, Director & CEO, Bravado Gaming (PTY) LTD, South Africa, Janet Thomson, Executive Dire...

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Learning Gains through Play project – Western Cape Showcase and Graduation 3 June 2016

A graduation ceremony and showcase was organised because teachers and principals in the project had completed the first two components of the professional development of the Learning Gains project. This comprised the ICT4RED modules from the Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices course as well as SchoolNet’s Change Leadership course for senior management teams. The next professional development component, currently underway, is Peer Coaching,which will last until the end of 2016. The graduation cere...

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Calling potential Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts – applications are open

In previous issues of the SchoolNet SA newsletter you may have read about some of the current Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and the opportunities they have had to attend the E2 Educator Exchange in Budapest or the Global Microsoft in Education Forum in Dubai. If you are using Microsoft  technologies in innovative ways in your classroom, apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and you too may have the opportunity to experience professional networking events and collaboration with other...

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Cape Winelands Education District Empowers District Personnel

The Worcester Education District office recently hosted a week long professional development on E-learning for all Curriculum advisors. The intention was to ensure that all curriculum advisors had the necessary tools and awareness about ICTs in Education to ensure optimal use of technology in the WCED schools. A number of projects are on the go, with  E-Learning specialists taking the lead, however the time has come for all education officials to take the lead and ensure that all technology provided to s...

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