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SchoolNet SA in the news

April 2018 was a busy media month for SchoolNet – and you may have seen us on TV or heard us talking about our Learning Gains Through Play project on the radio.  The need to share important findings from research conducted over four years as part of the DG Murray Trust-funded study on Learning Gains through Play prompted SchoolNet South Africa to issue a press release in April 2018. To read about the response from the media please read our blog post.  This project had shown that exposure to dig...

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The 18th National Teachers’ Awards- Celebrating our torchbearers of light and hope…

The 18th annual National Teachers’ Awards was held on Saturday 17 February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. SchoolNet SA is proud to be associated with the National Teaching Awards and in particular the Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning category. Congratulations to the winners in this category: Ms Mariette Voster of Touwsranten Primary School in Western Cape who won first; Mr Nabeel Ismail of Zinniaville Secondary School in North West who placed second; and Mr Gerhardus Malan of ...

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DRAFT-Department of Basic Education launching Digital Learning Framework

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The Department of Basic Education is on the cusp of formalising its Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning. 

This Framework for Digital Learning is seen as a means to provide a fresh approach to the professional development of teachers and to provide support to  stakeholders using digital tools and content resources for improved learning outcomes and higher learner attainment in the curriculum. Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning

 

The SchoolNet 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference – a handy list of links…

The SchoolNet Conference 2017 has been and gone but the memory lingers on… This post brings you a handy list of links including links to presentations from some of our presenters. Only 24 of our presenters have shared their presentations to date, and we are very grateful to them. But first, a quick recap! Over 400 delegates attended the 2017 SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference held at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng between 5 – 7 October 2017.  It was a conference to remember...

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Deputy Minister defines national plans for digital learning at the SchoolNet ICT in the Classroom Conference

The recent all girls catholic school in the Classroom conference was opened by Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty. Before opening the SchoolNet SA 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference, the national Deputy Minister, Mr. Enver Surty, sat down with Janet Thomson, Executive Director for SchoolNet South Africa to discuss the DBE’s approach to digital learning.  The Deputy Minister thanked Thomson for “the enormous contribution by SchoolNet in the ICT domain” asserting that “ICT is becomin...

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Standing Room Only @SchoolNetSA 2017 Conference

The Deputy Minister wowed delegates with his opening address at the 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference held at Brescia House School in Johannesburg at the weekend.Speaking from the heart, the Deputy Minister of Education delivered a most engaging opening address to the 2017 SchoolNet South Africa teachers’ conference. Delegates felt they were being treated to a real-life insight into the national department´s thinking. Not only was the address pitched at teachers and the most crucial issues facing th...

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Free 365Edu Summit in Johannesburg 28-29th October 2017 at Brescia House School

Here’s an event you do not want to miss! It’s the Microsoft Free 365Edu Summit to be held in Johannesburg 28-29th October 2017 at Brescia House School. This will be a fun, high energy weekend networking with renowned educators and with the latest technologies embedded into the event. 365edu is all about inspiring growth and change in teaching and learning. You are already an amazing teacher, and you will leave this event with confidence in tools and strategies you can put into practice the v...

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Update on Telkom’s R200 million Investment in Education

The Telkom Foundation announced its  major investment in education earlier this year when it pledged more than R 200 million over the next five years to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Mathematics, Science, English and Technology in disadvantaged communities. The programme is being rolled out in five Ga-Rankuwa schools in Tshwane West, Gauteng and will expand to two schools in Despatch, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.  The schools in Ga-Ranku...

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Great offers available for the SchoolNet SA conference 5-7 October 2017

The SchoolNet SA conference covers a number of themes that focus on digital learning in the Foundation, GET and FET schooling phases. Delegates can expect to attend three days of professional development, hands-on workshops and inspiring keynotes – all of which are all covered in the ticket price, inclusive of teas and lunches and a special birthday celebration event. Consult our conference website for more information www.schoolnet.org.za/conference2017   Whilst we are sure that the conference...

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Sarietjie Musgrave to speak at SchoolNet SA conference on “Anywhere, Anytime Learning”

In addition to the great line up of three international speakers who will be presenting at the SchoolNet SA conference, we are just as excited to be showcasing extraordinary South African teachers, and their projects and experiences of using technology in the classroom, so the students can go to school for broadcasting and learn in a virtual way. Sariejtie Musgrave of HigherEdPartnersSA in conjunction with the University of the Free State will be presenting the keynote presentation entitled “Anywhere, a...

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