The SchoolNet 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference – a handy list of links…

The SchoolNet
Conference 2017 has been and gone but the memory lingers on… This post brings you a handy list of links including links to presentations from some of our presenters. Only 24 of our presenters have shared their presentations to date, and we are very grateful to them. But first, a quick recap! 

Over 400 delegates attended the 2017 SchoolNet SA ICT in the
Classroom conference held at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng between
5 – 7 October 2017. 
It was a conference to remember with amazing international
keynote speakers and a great assortment of local speakers as well.  The conference was opened by Deputy Minister
of Basic Education Enver Surty who also sat down with SchoolNet’s executive
director, Janet Thomson, to define the national Department of Basic Education’s
plans for digital learning.  SchoolNetSA also celebrated its 20th
Anniversary at a well- attended cocktail function at the SchoolNet Conference –
and what a celebration it was!

Here is the handy, updated list of links to various aspects of
the conference:


Shared presentations from conference presenters have been uploaded to Google

Interview with the Deputy
Minister of Basic Education

  • The full interview with the Deputy
    Minister of Basic Education can be on the SchoolNet YouTube Channel: 
  • The blogpost can be found at:


Conference photos

  • A
    comprehensive album of delegates’ conference photos is available from this
  • The majority of the
    photos have been uploaded to the Schoolnet gallery on the SchoolNet website

Conference reports

  • Janet Thomason’s
    SchoolNet Conference report ‘Standing Room only @Schoolnet 2017 Conference’
  • Blogposts
    written about the 2017 conference:

Video footage

To access Maggie Verster’s videos that she live streamed using Facebook Live:

  • The Deputy Minster’s Opening address
  • Sariejie Musgrave’s Keynote Anytime Anywhere
  • the 20th anniversary celebration  
  • Ollie Bray’s closing plenary
  • All the above-mentioned videos:
  • There is also some video footage from
    Peter Rafferty of the prize giving ceremony which can be accessed at:

Storify curated list of conference tweets

The link to the Storify collection of tweets can be accessed at:

The Conference was a huge success and we thank Brescia House for the incredible facilities they provided. 

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