SchoolNet South Africa in partnership with Dr. Ron Beyers from the Young Engineers and Scientists of South Africa offered a free Coding and Robotics workshop during the June school holidays. This workshop was designed for teachers who wanted to explore the exciting world of coding and robotics, whether they were a beginner, intermediate, or expert level. Teachers got an opportunity to learn the basics of coding through Scratch (block coding) and learning how to integrate coding and robotics into the curri...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Calling Women and Girls!
Join us on Thursday 9 March 2023 at 14:00 as we discuss The Power of Digital Footprint.
Did you know that what you post on your Social Media can affect your life directly or Indirectly?
Your digital footprint can impact various areas of your life, including your personal and professional relationships, reputation, and even future opportunities.
If you want to work on your Social Media presence then this session is for you.
SchoolNet SA in partnership with Commonwealth of Learning ...Read more
Congratulations to the #MatricClass2022. We are proud to see your achievement in 2022, and this despite the effects of COVID on your foundation learning for Grade 10 and 11. We wish you all the best and further success in 2023 and beyond.
The matric results once again shine a spotlight on the massive public sector cohort with just over 900 000 students registered for the exams, and of these 725 146 were full-time registered candidates. The 2022 results show a 3,7% increase since last year to a 80,1% pass ...Read more
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 ...Read more
“Young people entering teacher education don’t see a relationship between play and learning,” Sarah Gravett, Professor of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), began the dialogue with a plea to address this perception in pre-service teacher programmes.
Even though this statement reflects the views of those interviewed for a study she supervises, it serves as a window to gauge the thinking of pre-service teachers. This position was also evident in another project Gravett oversees, in w...Read more
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...Read more
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 ...Read more