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Using technology to learn through play in a supportive environment

  Supportive environments enable the success of Learning Gains through Play (LGP). There are various factors contributing to this success. The affordance of technology has the potential to change classroom practice. However to enable successful integration, it is important to mobilise the senior management team, teacher colleagues across grades, resources, and supportive school environments to enable the successful implementation of technology in the classroom. As witnessed in the LGP project, partic...

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The Efficacy of Digital Support Specialists in Telkom High School Support Programme (HSSP)Schools

The Telkom Foundation launched the High School Support Programme (HSSP) in July 2017 pledging over R200 million over a five-year period to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Mathematics, Science and English in disadvantaged communities. The project aligns well with the overall goal of the South African Department of Basic Education’s Action Plan to 2024: Towards the realisation of Schooling 2030 ‘to improve the quality of learning outcomes and im...

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Digital Support Specialists Visit the Largest Assemblers and Distributors of ICT Products in South Africa

Telkom Connected Project support specialists have been working diligently in keeping the schools running effectively as they monitor and assist with technical issues, and internet connectivity as well as keeping the schools’ computer labs, teachers’ laptops, and students’ tablets up to date and working. However, this comes with its own set of challenges, hence the need for Telkom, SchoolNet SA, Feature IT, and Mustek to come on board and offer the Digital Support Specialists a technical...

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A Community and School in Witbank Goes Online

Witbank Primêre Skool gets an ICT Lab! A hidden gem, called Witbank, lies in a farm area, 140 Kilometres away from Poffader, in the Northern Cape Province. The small community of Witbank consists of approximately 500 people and has been in existence for 112 years! Though the community has been in existence for such a long time, there have been limited work and learning opportunities in the community. At the heart of the community lies Witbank Primêre Skool, a multigrade farm school that caters to Grade...

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Expand your Business with Free Grow with Google Training

Do you want your business to show up when people search for it online? Are you looking for your business to stand out and connect with customers for free ? or are you planning to reach a bigger customer base using Google Ads? SchoolNet South Africa in partnership with Google Digital Skills for Africa is offering FREE training for businesses that want to explore tools and solutions to help their business grow. The training will explore tools such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, and Google my Business, a t...

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Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA)

SchoolNet South Africa in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) would like to invite teachers and students to take part in a Free Commonwealth of Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-Delta) programme. The C-Delta course is accredited with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) with 40 CPTD Points that can go towards teachers’ professional development points. The C-DELTA programme provides a framework for fostering digital learning and developing skilled citizens...

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South African Digital Resources and Tools that helps with Teaching and Learning

Teachers are always looking for digital resources to make teaching and learning fun and inspiring. We have taken the time to make your time as a teacher easier by doing the research for you and finding free digital resources that can help you in the classroom. 1. e-classroom The sites consist of CAPS-related worksheets for Grade R-6 which are mainly in English (and Afrikaans) but are currently being translated into the other South African languages. 2. Thunderbolt Kids This site is part of Siyavula and c...

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Take Action to Build a Better World – Ciena Solutions Challenge

Are your students’ changemakers? Do your students use technology to make a change? Do your students what to make positive changes in their communities? Why not enter the #CienaChallenge and showcase Africa’s young talent? The Ciena Solutions Challenge is a global design challenge inviting middle and high school students (aged 11-19) to design solutions to real problems and take action to build a better world. The Ciena Solutions Challenge invites students around the world to use Challenge Bas...

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