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This month, SchoolNet SA is delighted to offer teachers an opportunity to attend a free Saturday YouthSpark Workshop, sponsored by Microsoft Philanthropies. The aim of these workshops is to equip teachers with some skills and free tools that they can use to introduce their learners to computer science concepts – even if they don’t have a computer science background. Workshops will be taking place in Elsie’s River and Observatory in the Western Cape and Waterval Boven, Emalahleni and Siyabuswa in Mpuma...Read more
Between April and June 2018 sixty FET subject advisors from KwaZulu-Natal completed the Intel Tablets in the Classroom course and the Using Digital Resources in the Classroom courses, facilitated by SchoolNet SA. The intention of the two-week learning pathway was to equip subject advisors with the skills to support teachers to use digital tools and resources effectively in the classroom. Read about the highlights of the Digital Resources course and some of the strategies used in the Tablets in the Classroom course.
The Department of Basic Education in South Africa has published a Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning, subtitled, Building educator competencies in facilitating learning with digital tools and resources. The South African community of teachers and teacher educators who use digital tools and resources to support improved learning outcomes readily welcomes this framework. The purpose of the framework is described as being to, “provide guidelines for professional development, specific...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 digital educationa...Read more