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Using technology to learn through play in a supportive environment

  Supportive environments enable the success of Learning Gains through Play (LGP). There are various factors contributing to this success. The affordance of technology has the potential to change classroom practice. However to enable successful integration, it is important to mobilise the senior management team, teacher colleagues across grades, resources, and supportive school environments to enable the successful implementation of technology in the classroom. As witnessed in the LGP project, participating teacher...

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Listen: Improved learning through play

Listen: Omashani Naidoo, Executive Director at SchoolNet South Africa, spoke to SAfm host Stephen Grootes about achieving learning gains through play. ...

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The Efficacy of Digital Support Specialists in Telkom High School Support Programme (HSSP)Schools

The Telkom Foundation launched the High School Support Programme (HSSP) in July 2017 pledging over R200 million over a five-year period to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Mathematics, Science and English in disadvantaged communities. The project aligns well with the overall goal of the South African Department of Basic Education’s Action Plan to 2024: Towards the realisation of Schooling 2030 ‘to improve the quality of learning outcomes and improve education...

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Digital Support Specialists Visit the Largest Assemblers and Distributors of ICT Products in South Africa

Telkom Connected Project support specialists have been working diligently in keeping the schools running effectively as they monitor and assist with technical issues, and internet connectivity as well as keeping the schools’ computer labs, teachers’ laptops, and students’ tablets up to date and working. However, this comes with its own set of challenges, hence the need for Telkom, SchoolNet SA, Feature IT, and Mustek to come on board and offer the Digital Support Specialists a technical support worksh...

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