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Coolest Teachers Scratch Projects

SchoolNet South Africa in partnership with Dr. Ron Beyers from the Young Engineers and Scientists of South Africa offered a free Coding and Robotics workshop during the June school holidays. This workshop was designed for teachers who wanted to explore the exciting world of coding and robotics, whether they were a beginner, intermediate, or expert level. Teachers got an opportunity to learn the basics of coding through Scratch (block coding) and learning how to integrate coding and robotics into the curriculum using pro...

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Trialogue: Webinar – Connected Schools (28 June 2023)

Connected Schools: Lessons learnt in developing a future-fit classroom. Sponsored by Telkom. “On 28 June 2023, responsible business consultancy Trialogue hosted a webinar on the lessons learnt in developing a future-fit classroom. The webinar unpacked key learnings from Telkom’s Connected Schools programme with a specific focus on enhancing learner resilience through psychosocial support and ICT support for educators. The panellists included Sarah Mthintso (Head of Telkom Foundation), Omashani Naidoo (Executive...

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Coding and Robotics Workshop

Hey everyone, are you ready to unleash your creativity and learn new skills in coding and robotics? If yes, then don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join our workshop on coding and robotics!   This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to explore the exciting world of coding and robotics, whether you are a beginner or an expert. You will learn how to code and program robots using different tools and platforms, such as Scratch, Micro: Bit, LEGO, and more. You will also discover how coding and robotics ...

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South Africa’s reading literacy: PIRLS 2021 Report

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a project that assesses reading comprehension and monitors trends and indicators of growth in reading literacy at five-year intervals. South Africa participated in the PIRLS 2021 study, which was the first international large-scale assessment to report achievement trends after successfully collecting data during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa was one of three African countries to participate, and the only one from the Sub-Saharan region. South Afr...

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