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KwaZulu-Natal Subject Advisors learn about integrating digital tools

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 Classr...

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Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning

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, speci...

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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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