In previous issues of the SchoolNet SA newsletter you may have read about some of the current Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and the opportunities they have had to attend the E2 Educator Exchange in Budapest or the Global Microsoft in Education Forum in Dubai. If you are using Microsoft technologies in innovative ways in your classroom, apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and you too may have the opportunity to experience professional networking events and collaboration with other...Read more
The Worcester Education District office recently hosted a week long tertiary education development on E-learning for all Curriculum advisors. The intention was to ensure that all curriculum advisors had the necessary tools and awareness about ICTs in Education to ensure optimal use of technology in the WCED schools. A number of projects are on the go, with E-Learning specialists taking the lead, however the time has come for all education officials to take the lead and ensure that all technology provide...Read more
We are proud to announce a successful end to an exciting Telkom Foundation project which provided a sustained teacher professional development programme across a year to support Teachers in the use of sponsored touch screen laptops, interactive whiteboards, WIFI LAN access and printers for each participating school. This project included training for 310 teachers and 108 senior management team members who attended our inspiring Change Leadership in Technology Integration course.
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Three of our Microsoft MIEExpert teachers were selected to attend the dazzling Microsoft E2 Global Teacher Exchange in beautiful Budapest this year from March 8th – 10th, along with Angela Schaerer from Microsoft. The E2 teacher education is Microsoft’s annual education event recognising and celebrating the achievements of educators to combine content, pedagogy and technology in innovative ways to prepare students for success. At this conference they were surrounded by 250 of the most cr...Read more
SchoolNet SA has been commissioned by Microsoft South Africa to develop a teacher professional development plan for Rwanda and to run a series of master training sessions to build local capacity. On 9 March 2016 Megan Rademeyer met with delegates from Microsoft, the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the Rwanda Education board to discuss and agree on the Teacher Professional Development Plan, process and content in Kigali. The workshop also aimed to address key issues such as ICT skills and technology in...Read more
In 2012, the Department of Correctional Services purchased Intel tablets for a number of its facilities. In 2016, it was reported that many staff had moved on from its facilities and as a result, further training needed to be provided to new staff in order to maximise the spend on the devices and in particular master training needed to be provided so that adequate capacity building can be hosted at each facility as required. SchoolNet’s, Ms Hlengiwe Mfeka, conducted master training from 15 – 19 Februa...Read more
The Learning Gains through Play (LGP) project focuses on the development and practice of foundational literacies in Grades R and 1 through the innovative use of technology-enabled, learner-centred play in the classroom. Intel tablets loaded with carefully selected apps and games are integrated into learning activities to stimulate and enhance fine-motor skills and to develop and practice visual literacy and numeracy skills. Xbox Kinect game consoles use data projectors and television screens to engage lea...Read more