We’re delighted to announce that Ollie Bray of the Lego Foundation and Dr Jacqueline Batchelor from the University of Johannesburg are confirmed as keynote speakers for the SchoolNet SA conference.
If you haven’t yet booked your spot at the conference, please do so as soon as possible as we’ve extended the early bird rate until 31 May 2019. Bookings have also opened up for the hostel accommodation at Lebone II – College of the Royal Bafokeng. This is an affordable option for those ...Read more
Congratulations to Omashani Naidoo on her recent appointment as SchoolNet SA’s Executive Director. Omashani has been an integral part of SchoolNet for the past twelve years and we wish her well in her new role. We have faith that Omashani will continue to build on the successes and history of SchoolNet SA, taking on new challenges and adding her own flair to the organisation. SchoolNet SA’s outgoing Executive Director, Janet Thomson, will remain part of the SchoolNet SA family as a member of t...Read more
Trevor Noah believes that “the higher the level of education, the higher chance the youth have of creating a future for themselves and collectively, a better South Africa”. SchoolNet SA was appointed to provide professional development and coaching to New Nations School in Vrededorp, Gauteng, which is being supported by Microsoft Philanthropies and the Trevor Noah Foundation. To date, school leaders have worked through our Change Leadership course to prepare for the installation of a new compu...Read more
Congratulations to the winners of the Department of Basic Education 19th annual National Teaching Awards. SchoolNet SA is proud to sponsor attendance at our Digital Learning Conference as well as a SACE endorsed professional development workshop for the winners of the “Excellence in Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning” category.
The winners of this category were: Linford Molaodi (Limpopo) in first place, Tshegofatso Matjila (NorthWest) in second place and Kim Ranwell (Eastern Cape) in th...Read more
Calling all teachers with a passion for digital learning! Registration is now open for the biannual SchoolNet SA conference, taking place Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng in NorthWest between 26 and 28 June 2019. We also call upon teachers, ICT coordinators and technology integration specialists to apply to present at the conference and invite vendors who wish to showcase digital tools or content at the conference to apply to be exhibitors. Visit the conference website here.
The Royal Bafokeng Institute and Lebone II College in partnership with NorthWest Department of Basic Education Bojanala District will host the biannual SchoolNet SA conference in 2019. The conference will be taking place on 26, 27 and 28 June 2019 at the beautiful campus near Rustenburg. We invite teachers with an interest in digital learning, ICT coordinators and eLearning officials to save the date to join us for three days of professional development. Tickets are now on sale. See our conference page ...Read more
2018 has been a busy year for SchoolNet SA. Read about our project highlights, advocacy and organisational development for the year in the 2018 Annual Report.
Please note that the SchoolNet SA offices will be closing at midday on Friday 14 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7 January 2019. We wish all of our colleagues, teachers and members good health, safe travels, and joy over festive season.
The Technical Support Specialists based at Telkom Connected Schools in Zwide, Eastern Cape and Garankuwa, Gauteng have been using the last few weeks of school to expose learners to basic coding concepts. Learners have been working through the Minecraft themed Hour of Code tutorials which provide a fun, free, accessible introduction to coding using a series of simple drag-and-drop puzzles that get progressively more challenging. Microsoft Philanthropies supported these sessions by providing each participa...Read more
SchoolNet SA is proud to announce that the ‘Learning Gains Through Play’ project, funded by the DG Murray Trust, has been nominated by the South African National Commission to be considered for the UNESCO ICT in Education Prize. These prizes are awarded to teachers, schools and organisations that are using digital tools in innovative ways to ensure education for vulnerable groups of people. Read more about the UNESCO ICT in Education Prize, and our nominated project in this blogpost.
The Intel® ‘She Will Connect’ program was launched in September 2013 with the aim of reducing the internet gender gap and reaching 5 million women in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa over five years. The milestone of reaching 5 million women across Africa was celebrated at a gala event at the iconic Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia on 24 October 2018. SchoolNet SA was recognized as one of the lead partners of the initiative, with Suraj Shah, the Intel Africa Program Director, thanking SchoolNet SA ...Read more