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Announcing our Keynote Speaker – Mitchel Resnick

Keynote Topic: Catalyzing a Creative Learning Movement We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker for the SchoolNet SA 2024 Digital Learning Conference is Mitchel Resnick, the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab. Mitchel Resnick is a pioneer and leader in the field of digital learning and innovation. He is the creator of Scratch, the world’s most popular coding platform for kids, and the co-founder of the Computer Clubhouse, a network of after-school learning ce...

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3 Ways to buy the Conference Tickets

Here are 3 ways to buy the SchoolNet Digital Learning Conference: Registration Deadline Expired!! 1. Online: You can visit Webtickets here and fill out the online registration form. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. 2. Go to your Nearest Pick n Pay store and buy the ticket from there. 3. Direct Deposit to SchoolNet SA FNB Account using the details below; First National Bank (FNB) Account Number: 6281 657...

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Call for Presenters: SchoolNet SA 2024 Digital Learning Conference

The Anton Lembede Mathematics, Sciences and Technology Academy-School of Innovation and Leadership, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Education, will be hosting the SchoolNet SA 2024 Digital Learning Conference between 25 and 27 March 2024. Once again we expect educators from all over South Africa to share their experience, expertise, and practical development sessions on how to integrate technologies to improve teaching and learning. Conference attendees can expect to enjoy...

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Congratulations to the Matric Class of 2023

The Matric Class of 2023 deserves huge applause for persevering through the trials and tribulations associated with the last year of basic education. The NSC results were announced on 18 January, with much to appreciate and with considerations for much to improve. Once again the Free State province was crowned the top performing province, with KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng following close behind. Read the full technical report and breakdown of School Performance via the links below.  National Senior Cert...

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Trialogue: Webinar – Connected Schools (28 June 2023)

Connected Schools: Lessons learnt in developing a future-fit classroom. Sponsored by Telkom. “On 28 June 2023, responsible business consultancy Trialogue hosted a webinar on the lessons learnt in developing a future-fit classroom. The webinar unpacked key learnings from Telkom’s Connected Schools programme with a specific focus on enhancing learner resilience through psychosocial support and ICT support for educators. The panellists included Sarah Mthintso (Head of Telkom Foundation), Omashani Na...

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Coding and Robotics Workshop

Hey everyone, are you ready to unleash your creativity and learn new skills in coding and robotics? If yes, then don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join our workshop on coding and robotics!   This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to explore the exciting world of coding and robotics, whether you are a beginner or an expert. You will learn how to code and program robots using different tools and platforms, such as Scratch, Micro: Bit, LEGO, and more. You will also discover how codin...

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South Africa’s reading literacy: PIRLS 2021 Report

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a project that assesses reading comprehension and monitors trends and indicators of growth in reading literacy at five-year intervals. South Africa participated in the PIRLS 2021 study, which was the first international large-scale assessment to report achievement trends after successfully collecting data during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa was one of three African countries to participate, and the only one from the Sub-Saharan re...

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Learning through stories and play

In this blog, SchoolNet South Africa extends the conversation about the Pedagogy of Play by exploring playful learning as showcased in the ICT4RED Teacher Professional Development Course offered to educators.  In each of the ten modules offered in the course, teachers learn about digital content, use of digital technologies and importantly focus on how to embed innovative teaching strategies, and relevant assessment tools to create interesting learning opportunities that embed the joy into learning for ...

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Teacher well-being and mental health resource package

In the month of October, SchoolNet South Africa launched the #SupportOurTeachers mini-campaign. The #SupportOurTeachers mini-campaign coincided with Teacher Appreciation Month, World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, and Mental Health Awareness for the duration of the month. The mini-campaign aimed to raise awareness of building strong support structures for teachers to be confident when using technology. The question of well-being and wellness are equally important in the conversation of building strong sup...

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All the best to Class of 2022: Words of encouragement to learners writing the final matric examination

For any learner, the time for writing the final examination is both thrilling and nerve-racking. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break and breathe. SchoolNet South Africa conveys its good wishes to learners sitting for the 2022 matric examinations. It is important to believe in yourself. Hard work through studying and preparing for the subjects you are going to write, is important to reach your goals. The journey leading up to this time of writing your examination has had it up and down moments. Focus on ...

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