Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Sharing

Comprehensive list of curriculum resources – curated by SchoolNet SA

Download this list of links to websites and resources to add digital resources into your lessons as well as to access a range of online portals and digital tools.

Resources aimed at Matrics and Second Chance Matrics

This page lists a range of websites and resources to assist matrics, post-matrics, their parents and teachers.

South African Curriculum Resources

This page lists a range of websites and portals of resources that will be useful to South African Teachers.

Subject Specific Curriculum Resources

This page links to a range of resources applicable to a range of subjects including English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Sciences, History, Accounting, EMS, Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and various languages.

DBE’s Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning 

Building educator competencies in facilitating learning with digital tools and resources.

Learning Gains through Play Findings 2017

In 2017 the D G Murray Trust extended their support of the research into Learning Gains through Play for the purposes of researching the impact of digital apps and games on the acquisition of oral English.  The results were overwhelmingly positive.

2016 Learning Gains through Play – Executive Summary Report and Findings 

The DG Murray Trust funded SchoolNet SA to research the learning gains made by two cohorts of Grade R and Grade 1 learners in 12 schools in 2 provinces in South Africa over 4 years from 2013 to 2017. This document summarises the project and the findings.

2016 Horizon Report preview K-12

The NMC Horizon Report Preview series provides summaries of each of the upcoming edition’s trends, challenges, and important developments in educational technology which were ranked most highly by each edition’s expert panel.

Subject committees and Professional Learning Communities

A document of recommendations.

Professional Learning Communities-A guideline for South African schools

In 2011, the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs A Motshekga and the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr B. Nzimande launched the Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development (ISPFTED) to strengthen the progress and address the challenges in improving teacher quality. This guideline is thus part of the responsibility taken up by the DBE to stimulate and support PEDs and other stakeholders to set up, maintain and ensure PLCs work effectively.

Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development in South Africa 2011-2025

This Technical Report brings together into one document all the research undertaken towards the development of the new, strengthened, integrated Plan for teacher development in South Africa.

Students, computers and learning – making the connection

This report, published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), provides a first-of-its-kind internationally comparative analysis of the digital skills that students have acquired, and of the learning environments designed to develop these skills. This analysis shows that the reality in our schools lags considerably behind the promise of technology.

Creating Sustainable Lives A case study of youth in South Africa

An excellent research study conducted by Sophia Alexandrina Kousiakis, a Master of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oslo. At a time when globally youth unemployment is on the rise and the needs of youth are moving up on the agenda, the research aims to explore in particular the experiences of marginalized youth in South Africa.

The SAMR model

Kathy Schrock provides a comprehensive list of links to related resources for the SAMR model.

The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers 2011

The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers 2011 (ICT-CFT) is intended to inform educational policy makers, teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform, as well as to assist Member States in developing national ICT competency standards for teachers with an ICT in Education Master Plan approach.

2014 Copyright brochure for DOE and IEB

This brochure gives advice to teachers and other educators about copyright law in South Africa. This brochure was revised in January 2014.  The SA Copyright Law No. 98 of 1978 (as amended) gives authors and creators a ‘bundle’ or ‘suite’ of exclusive rights over their original works, for a certain period.  

Technology Broadband and Education Advancing the Education For All Agenda

A report from the UNESCO Broadband Commission Working Group on Education, January 2013

2016 Horizon Report – K12

The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in schools.

2012 Horizon Report – K12

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe.

2014 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition

This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

Mobile Learning for Teachers in Africa and the Middle East (UNESCO 2012)

Exploring the potential of mobile technologies to support teachers and improve practice.

Turning on Mobile Learning in Africa and the Middle East (UNESCO 2012)
Illustrative initiatives and policy implications.

The Open University: Innovating Pedagogy Report 

Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers.

Kagiso Trust Beyers Naude Schools Development Programme – ICT Integration

The Kagiso Trust Beyers Naude Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) sought advice from SAIDE on developing a framework for the integration of ICTs into whole school development.

Survey of ICT and Education in Africa: A Summary Report, Based on 53 Country Surveys

Washington, DC: infoDev / World Bank. – Farrell, Glen and Shafika Isaacs. 2007.

The Use of ICT in 21 Schools Research Report – S Cohen, SAIDE, June 2003

This research project arose in response to the need for greater information around the provision and use of computers and the technology associated with them in schools. It was made possible by the generosity of the Royal Netherlands Government, through its embassy in South Africa , which provided funding to the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) for the work. The research was conducted by seven research workers in 21 schools over a period of 12 months, from March/April 2002 to the same months in 2003. This report is an attempt to describe the research process across these schools, and to analyse the key findings emerging from the work done in them. (232 Kb ZIP file)

Towards a Strategy on Developing African Teacher Capabilities in the Use of ICT SchoolNet Africa, 2004

This study was commissioned by SchoolNet Africa (SNA) in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA). It is the most extensive examination to date of teacher training in ICT in African countries at both pre-service and in-service level. (660Kb ZIP file)

e-Education White Paper (DoE)

Guidelines for Teacher Training and Professional Development (DOE)

SchoolNet Toolkit

This toolkit arose from the need to provide a recipe book or a blueprint for the pilot schools of the UNESCO project to establish or strengthen schoolnets in Southeast Asia at the national and sub-regional levels. (1.6Mb ZIP file)

Learning Sciences and Brain Research project 

OECD/CERI, the Learning Sciences and Brain Research project, has just recently launched an interactive forum for teachers to learn about the brain and debate about issues on neuroscience and learning. Please visit this site and participate.

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