Our #FollowFriday staff Feature: Sibongile Jonas

Our #FollowFriday #FridayFeature #MeetOurStaff staff champion today is Sibongile Jonas.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by SchoolNet SA (@schoolnetsa) on Feb 14, 2020 at 6:27am PST Sibongile is a God-fearing kind-hearted, loving and dedicated person. She is a community leader and builder. She has been with SchoolNet South Africa for 5 dedicated years fulfilling her role as Assistant Administrator. She is the beautiful smile that greets you when...

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How to make a card or poster using PowerPoint

It is #sendacardtoafriendday on Friday and in preparation, we will look at a quick way to create a picture card or a poster, using PowerPoint, to share with our friends on social media.  As a demonstration, we will be creating a square card (see the picture above) to post to Instagram this coming Friday, but you can do any size you like (for instance, if you want to create a poster). You don’t have to stick to the normal landscape slide sizes!  So here are the quick steps:  Open PowerPoint on y...

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#FollowFriday staff Feature: Hlengiwe Mfeka 

Our #followfriday #ff staff star today is Hlengi Mfeka. (Twitter: hlengimfeka Instagram: hlengisnsa) Hlengi started as a part-time trainer way back in 2005. We realised that she is an amazing asset and she was asked to join the fulltime SchoolNet staff in as ICT Support Specialist and trainer in 2010. So this year is her 15th anniversary year with SchoolNet!  Halala Hlengi, ha-la-la! Hlengi is completely dedicated, not only to the organisation, but also to all the teachers whom she helps, supports and in...

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Siyavula- Get your groove on with Maths & Science!

Last year Schoolnet South Africa and Siyavula ( embarked on a project to roll out Mathematics and Sciences eLearning services to a selection of Gauteng schools in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). Siyavula is an innovative educational technology organisation on a mission to create engaging, integrated, high-quality learning experiences for learners in Mathematics and Science. We were tasked to assist them in implementing their incredible platform at scho...

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#FridayFeature: Omashani Naidoo

It is #followfriday and we would love to introduce you to our #schoolnetsa Executive Director and fearless, loved leader, Omashani Naidoo.  Omashani has been a force of nature in the ICT arena of our country, and have been an integral part of the SchoolNet family for the past thirteen years. She started off as the operations manager and embraced her role as a protective mother hen to the staff while making sure that everything always runs smoothly and super efficiently. She always has your back, but also...

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International Day of Education – Celebrating the Power of Education


Schoolnet teachers at workThe 24 January 2020, marks the second International Day of Education. The United Nations General Assembly adopted this day in 2018 as a means to focus attention on the role of Education in achieving Peace and Sustainable Development. The International Day of Education is firmly rooted in the Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

It is globally believed that digital skills and the use of digital technologies for learning can contribute to closing the various gaps in Education. Through access to digital infrastructure, connectivity, digital curriculum resources, and digital learning, we will be better equipped to achieve quality education for all.

With the conversation of #4IR on the tip of our tongues, educational technologies have the affordance and potential of addressing many educational inadequacies. On this International Day of Education, we celebrate SchoolNet South Africa and its contribution over the past twenty-three years to provide professional development and support to teachers, learners, senior leadership in schools, education officials, and digital skills to out of school youth and communities in under-served areas throughout the country.

We know first-hand that professional development opportunities in South Africa are deeply varied and currently are displayed in different forms; it can be limited to attending meetings and conferences, advocacy around new ideas, or as is the case in many instances, is a one-size fits all training session that dulls the brain and crushes the soul with impractical methods that are not easily implementable in the classroom.

Research has shown and our practice depicts that professional development should engage teachers and school administrators as learners themselves, and accompany them on the path as they grow, both personally and as professionals, to do their jobs even better, and make a positive difference in the lives of children so that they can achieve their full potential.

For more information about our work and partners, please feel free to browse our website and follow us on Instagram and Twitter using our @SchoolNetSA handles. You can also stay up to date with all the latest developments in ICT in Education in South Africa, by following our Facebook page.

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#FollowFriday staff Feature: Quintres Sefala

It is #followfriday and we would love to introduce you to our #schoolnetsa staff members, trainers and interns. This week we will be kicking off our staff feature with our social media champion, Quintres Sefala.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by SchoolNet SA (@schoolnetsa) on Jan 17, 2020 at 10:50am PST She first worked with SchoolNet for a year as a consultant and loved it so much that she joined us, as a permanent face, for the last 2 mont...

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