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July 3 & 4, 2014
We invite you to join us for the second annual
EdTechTeam South Africa Summit featuring Google for Education
to be hosted by SchoolNet South Africa at
Dainfern College in Johannesburg on July 3 & 4, 2014. This high intensity two day event focuses...Read more
The Department of Communications in partnership with the Department of Basic Education has been rolling out end-to-end ICT solutions to selected schools. The selected schools received (and are in the process of receiving) connectivity and hardware, free. Telkom SA has been selected to provide the installations and equipment to the allocated schools in the country with the best construction and roofing companies read this for more info. Intel South Africa is providing free teacher training on the provide...Read more
The vast auditorium at the University of the Free State campus in Bloemfontein was almost filled to capacity on the first morning of the national, ‘ICT in the Classroom’ conference hosted by SchoolNet South Africa from 2 – 4 July.
Teachers across KwaZulu Natal readily sacrificed their weekend time to attend a One Day Conference sponsored by Intel.
At a meeting with vendors on 21 February 2013 SchoolNet SA explained that our core objective is to empower teachers and learners to effectively use technology to enhance education. Whilst SchoolNet is not a hardware provider nor a content developer, we are willing and able to work with vendors on joint projects if the mutual goal is to improve education. SchoolNet SA is proud of its long association with existing partners but is also willing to explore other partnerships across platforms and devices in or...Read more
This UNESCO report from the Broadband Commission Working Group on Education begins with a brief overview of the rationale for expanding and improving the use of ICTs in education. It stresses that participation in the global economy is increasingly dependent on the 21st-century skill of navigating the digital world. The report was commissioned in 2011 and was released on 27 February 2013.
Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. Over 15 weeks, you and your students will have a chance to work with a small number of classrooms from around the world on a Learning Circle theme of your choice. You are invited to join a Learning Circle.
We are very proud of two of our Premium Members who have been highlighted as ‘Global Lead Teachers’ in the Global Classroom Project. Karen Stadler is the ICT Integration Co-ordinator for Elkanah House’s Senior Primary campus in Cape Town. She keeps a blog called All Things ICT. Brenda Hallowes is from Cotswold Preparatory School in Port Elizabeth and we featured one of her posts about their mystery Skype session on our SchoolNet blog recently.
SchoolNetters will remember in July we reported about the development of a digital world atlas application for tablets that would allow children from around the world to teach each other about their own countries. Now the developer, Tudor Clee has made another flying visit to South Africa; this time to donate 10 Google Nexus tablets to each of the schools that took part in the creation of videos for the world atlas app.
SchoolNet SA was delighted to be awarded the WCED tender to supply every government school in the Western Cape with one tablet computer and to conduct training for WCED department officials.