On Monday 1 October 2018, ten top performing high school learners were recognised for their achievements in the South African Computer Programming Olympiad at a gala dinner held at the Standard Bank Auditorium. Of these learners, the top four programmers recently attended the International Olympiad for Informatics which took place in September in Japan. Special congratulations to M Taariq Mowzer of Fairbain College in Goodwood who won the gold medal in the South African Computer Olympiad. To find out more...Read more
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...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more