Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESOURCES




 

 

 

CONTENT/LEARNING MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Microsoft Teams – communication and collaboration platform that combines chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration.
Google Classroom – Helps classes connect remotely, communicate and stay-organized
Moodle Community-driven and globally-supported open learning platform.
Schoology – Tools to support instruction, learning, grading, collaboration and assessment.
Skooler – Tools to turn Microsoft Office software into an education platform.
Seesaw – Enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.
Blackboard – Offers managed hosting, platform consulting, enterprise consulting, online program management, training and student services.

TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES

Khan Academy – Free online courses, lessons and practice.
Siyavula –  Mathematics and physical sciences education aligned with the South African curriculum. Zero-rated on MTN and Vodacom
Mindset Learn – education resources and videos aligned with the South African curriculum.
2Enable – structured, curriculum-aligned collection of digital content resources prepared for Primary and High School South African teachers and learners
BCX LEARN – Education resources for all grades. Zero rated on Telkom SIM card
Vodacom e-School – education resources and videos aligned with the South African curriculum. Zero-rated on Vodacom SIM cards
Hey Maths! – A range of rich animated lessons, interactive tools and games for Grade R-12 Mathematics
Hey Science! –  A range of rich animated lessons, interactive tools and games for Grade 10-12 Physical Sciences
Smart Kids – online courses, lessons and practice for primary schoolers.
KitKatSchool- Tablet-based learning suite with a comprehensive curriculum spanning early childhood through early primary levels
BrainPop – free access of education resources and videos available during extended school holidays
Tynker –  Learn to code and mod Minecraft
CODE.org – Learn how to code with code.org, leading curriculum for K-12 computer science.
Scratch – free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Udemy – online courses in a spectrum of fields
iReady –  Interactive assignments for students.
Discovery Education –  Free educational resources and lessons about viruses and outbreaks for different grade levels.

ONLINE ASSESSMENT

Kahoot – Game-based learning platform
Microsoft Forms-  create surveys and polls to collect customer feedback, measure employee satisfaction, and organize team event
Google Forms – Create Surveys, Graph Data, And Analyze Results
OneNote ClassNotebook – provide individualised support by typing directly into each learner’s notebook

READING APPS

African Storybook – Open access to picture storybooks in African languages. 
Global Digital Library – Digital storybooks and other reading materials
Worldreader –  Digital books and stories
Funda wande- Print and video materials training educators how to teach reading for meaning in grades R–3 learners in their home language
Nal’ibali multi-lingual stories
Readers: Big Books of Little Stories
South African stories for children

COLLABORATION?COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS

Microsoft Teams – Chat, meet, call and collaboration features integrated with Microsoft Office software.
Skype – Video and audio calls with talk, chat and collaboration features.
Zoom –  Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars.
Hangout Meet – Video calls integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools.
Lark –  Collaboration suite of interconnected tools, including chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage.
Flipgrid – Collaboration suite of interconnected tools, including chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage.
Dingtalk – Communication platform that supports video conferencing, task and calendar management, attendance tracking and instant messaging.
Outschool – online learning platform with video conferencing in a wide range of subjects.

Open Education resources

UNESCO  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-toknowledge/open-educational-resources/ 
Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) http://ecoo.org
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)  http://www.inacol.org
Advance Learning Through Innovative Science & Technology (ADL)http://www.adlnet.gov
African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) http://www.acdeafrica.org
African Distance Learning Association (ADLA)  http://www.physics.ncat.edu/~michael/adla/
American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) http://adec.edu
http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/courses/ocwsites
http://ocw.tufts.edu -Tuft University
http://ocw.upm.es -Univesidad Politechnica, Madrid
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
http://ocw.usu.edu/ -Utah State University
http://open.umich.edu/ -University of Michigan
http://ocw.nd.edu/ -Notre Dame University

SUBJECT SPECIFIC RESOURCES

 English

British Council https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-teens/resources
One stop English: http://www.onestopenglish.com/
Cambridge English: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/free-resources/
Google Literature Trips- Learn literature whilst mapping Geography of the world: http://www.googlelittrips.org/
www.tweentribune.com
Primary school English: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/english.htm
NaliBali http://nalibali.org/
IBM Reading Companion: http://www.readingcompanion.org/
African Storybook Project: http://www.africanstorybook.org/
Learn English Apps: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps?_ga=1.43037154.653415077.1475673013
Learn English Games: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/games

Mathematics

Learning Maths (grades 10-12) https://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=15702

Geogebra: A dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. https://www.geogebra.org/

Curated Maths Resources: https://sites.google.com/site/willkimbley/math

Maths Applets: http://mathsandscience.com/simulations/maths-simulations/

EduKite: http://edukite-maths-and-physical-sciences-grad.software.informer.com/

Crocodile clips: http://www.yenka.com/

Hey Maths! helps deepen mathematical content knowledge while enhancing classroom lessons and instruction.  https://www.heymath.com/index_row.jsp

 

Physical Science

Intel Skoool Useful Interactive Maths and Science: http://www.skoool.ie/
Physical Science Simulations: https://phet.colorado.edu
Curated list of science sites: http://classroom-aid.com/educational-resources/science/
EduKite: http://edukite-maths-and-physical-sciences-grad.software.informer.com/
Crocodile Clips: http://www.yenka.com/

Social Sciences

Virtual Tours of Museums and Parks http://www.virtualfreesites.com/museums.museums.html
Discovery education http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
National Geographic: http://nationalgeographic.org/education/teaching-resources/
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/education/
ArcGIS: https://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Google Literature Trips- Learn literature whilst mapping Geography of the world: http://www.googlelittrips.org/
Arc MAP: https://www.arcgis.com/features/index.html
GeoMedia: http://www.hexagongeospatial.com/products/producer-suite/geomedia
AutoCAD: http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/autocad

 History

Teaching history: http://teachinghistory.org/
South African History: http://www.sahistory.org.za/
EDtech Teacher- best sites for teaching history: http://besthistorysites.net/

 

Accounting & EMS

Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping lessons: https://www.moneyinstructor.com/accounting.asp
http://learn.mindset.co.za/xtra/lessons/grade11/Accounting
http://learn.mindset.co.za/xtra/lessons/grade12/Accounting

Economic Management Sciences Resources:
http://vivlia.co.za/?g1_work=viva-ems-grade-8-resources 

 

Information Technology & Computer Applications Technology

Mindset: http://learn.mindset.co.za/resources/information-technology/grade-10

Digital Literacy for Students: https://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/asmt/instructions.aspx?lang=eng&aid=as26b

Link to Tutorials- Help Guide (Offline and Online) http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/education-help-guide/download.html

Hitachi Foundation: http://www.hitachifoundation.org/our-work/business-and-work-grants-program/initiatives/past-initiatives/24-the-role-of-information-technology-in-education

 

Life sciences & Natural Sciences

http://blausen.com/en/video/anatomy-of-the-ear/#

https://lesson-plans.theteacherscorner.net/science/life/

http://macaulaylibrary.org/

http://www.thewildclassroom.com/

https://zygotebody.com/

Afrikaans

http://www.easyafrikaans.com/

Learn Afrikaans at home: http://www.south-african-homeschool-curriculum.com/afrikaans-language-resources.html#list

 

Zulu, Tswana, Xhosa, Sotho

Learn basic phrases: http://www.unisa.ac.za/free_online_course/

Zulu wikibooks: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Zulu

Tswana: https://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Learn/Tswana.asp

 

Agricultural Science

http://agsciencevideos.blogspot.co.za/

http://www.pdst.ie/sc/agscience/resources

 

LESSON PLANS & TEACHER RESOURCES

Lesson plans etc http://www.theteacherscorner.net/teacher-resources/

Lesson Worksheets: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/

South African Curriculum-aligned Lesson plans  http://e-classroom.co.za/

Teacher lesson plans & PD http://www.edutopia.org/new-teacher-resources

 

LEARNING THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

Apple Resources : https://www.apple.com/za/education/ipad/resources/

Microsoft Apps for Android: http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/10-must-have-microsoft-apps-for-your-android-phone/

Microsoft Apps for Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/products/Education-Apps/default.aspx

Android Apps for Foundation Phase: http://www.familyeducation.com/fun/mobile-apps/21-free-educational-apps-kids                 

Android Apps for High School Students:  http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-high-school-students

Internet Basics: (free resources if you have a CELL C SIM- phone/tablet/PC/Laptop) https://www.cellc.co.za/cellc/free-basics-by-facebook

Tablet App Vodacom E-Classroom http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/services/vodacom-e-school

Hey Maths! helps deepen mathematical content knowledge while enhancing classroom lessons and instruction.  https://www.heymath.com/index_row.jsp

Hey Science!  https://www.heyscience.com/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft Free Resources and Educator Network: https://education.microsoft.com/

Google Exam Academy: http://exam.webacademy.com/en/student/home

Creativity -Adobe Youth Voices Competition: https://youthvoices.adobe.com/

Collaboration on International Projects: https://iearn.org/

Microsoft Free Resources and Educator Network for Students: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/students/default.aspx

Microsoft Digital Literacy: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digitalliteracy/overview.aspx

Open 2 Study https://www.open2study.com/

Stanford https://ohs.stanford.edu/

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/

Udacity; https://www.udacity.com/

 

HOW TO DO INTERNET SEARCHES

Power searching with Google: https://coursebuilder.withgoogle.com/sample/course

Advanced Power searching with Google: http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/aps

SchoolNet SA:

Intel courses: http://www.schoolnet.org.za/teacher-development/intel-teach/intel-teach-overview/

Microsoft Courses: http://schoolnet.org.za/PILP/index.html

 

DIGITAL SAFETY AND DIGITAL WELLNESS

Gamification resources: https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/13-apps-games-internet-safety-awareness

Kids talk about Cyber safety http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/education-mcafee-internet-security-kids-video.html

Webonauts Game for Kids http://pbskids.org/webonauts/       

Intel/University of Pretoria Toolkit for Digital Wellness http://www.up.ac.za/en/african-centre-of-excellence-for-information-ethics/article/2109737/digital-wellness-toolkit

 Houston District Resources:

http://www.houstonisd.org/cms/lib2/TX01001591/Centricity/domain/16245/finding%20publisher%20content/pss/PSS%20Training%20Index.html

 Lesson plans:

http://www.cyberbullying.org.za/for-educators.html

http://educators.brainpop.com/bp-topic/cyberbullying/

 

 

GETTING HELP/REPORTING CYBER CRIMES

http://www.savetnet.com/

http://cybercrime.org.za/reporting

https://ispa.org.za/safety/report-cybercrime

 

ONLINE JOB PORTALS

https://www.freelancer.co.za/

http://www.itfreelance.co.za/

http://www.freelancentral.co.za/

 
DEVELOPING WEBSITES
http://www.weebly.com/           

SITES FOR BOOKS
(novels, curriculum and personal development)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/
www.pdfdrive.net
www.bookboon.com
http://ebookee.org
http://sharebookfree.com
http://m.freebooks.com
www.obooko.com
www.manybooks.net
www.epubbud.com
www.bookyards.com
www.getfreeebooks.com
http://freecomputerbooks.com
www.essays.se
www.sparknotes.com
www.pink.monkey.com

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

www.ehow.com
www.whatis.com
www.howstuffwork.com
www.webopedia.com
www.plagtracker.com
www.answers.com

Conference links and resources
http://www.schoolnet.org.za/conference2017/

 

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