Access the resources for the SchoolNet SA 2019 Digital Learning Conference

The Royal Bafokeng Institute and the Lebone II College, in partnership with NorthWest Department of Basic Education, hosted the SchoolNet SA 2019 Digital Learning Conference between 26 and 28 June 2019. Four hundred and sixty eight delegates attended the conference, including teachers with a passion for digital learning, ICT coordinators and national and provincial eLearning officials. Conference attendees enjoyed three days of professional development aligned to the following conference themes: Digita...

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Takeaways from the recent Thinking Schools Conference in Cape Town

Submitted by Fiona Beal I’ve always been interested in learning about thinking! For example, information on how the brain works, using concept maps in the classroom. study skills, making thinking visible and more.  I know that when kids have structure for thinking they learn better. What I didn’t know, though, is that that there is a whole movement in schools aimed at encouraging thinking in the classroom. I stumbled on to this recently when I received an email inviting me to register...

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Conference highlights #17 ‘ICTs in Multigrade Classrooms’ and ‘Google Educator Groups’by Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet

We are currently presenting a series of posts displaying the presentations given at the SchoolNet Conference in Durban in July this year.  In each post we share the presentation made by the presenter. The rest of the Conference highlight posts can be viewed on this blog at this link: http://goo.gl/yYX7WE. At the recent SchoolNet ICT in the classroom conference Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet gave two presentations. Omashani first presentation entitled ‘A leader in the 21st century’ referred to t...

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Conference highlights #16 ‘All about the Vodacom e-school by Justice Tyobeka’

We are currently presenting a series of posts displaying the presentations given at the recent SchoolNet Conference in Durban, In each post we share the presentation made by the presenter. The rest of the Conference highlight posts can be viewed on this blog at this link: http://goo.gl/yYX7WE. At the recent SchoolNet ICT in the classroom conference Justice Tyobeka spoke about the Vodacom e-school. Have you heard of it? It can be accessed at  http://goo.gl/ZTcJ96  Lessons can be accessed for Gr...

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Conference highlights #15: ‘Letters of appreciation from five Telkom teachers who attended the SchoolNet conference as sponsored delegates’

The Telkom Foundation sponsored a number of teachers to the SchoolNet ICT in the Classroom Conference in July this year. In this post we feature the five letters of appreciation we received from these teachers with their thoughts about the conference and how it impacted them. Neliswa Ester Zini from Queenstown This serves to notify you that I enjoyed the conference. Everything about it was excellent. I gained a lot from the presentations and keynotes, now I know how to attract my learner’s attentio...

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Conference highlights #14: ‘Reading and Viewing’ – a presentation from Pauline Skosana

We are currently presenting a series of posts displaying the presentations given at the recent SchoolNet Conference in Durban, In each post we share the presentation made by the presenter. The rest of the Conference highlight posts can be viewed on this blog at this link: http://goo.gl/yYX7WE. The three slideshows on this page were all part of a presentation on ‘Reading and Viewing’ given by Pauline Skosana at the SchoolNet conference.   ‘Reading and viewing’ by Paulinah Skosana ...

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Conference highlights #13: ‘The role of the 21st century mentality in school leadership’ by Lindiwe Buthelezi

We are currently presenting a series of posts displaying the presentations given at the recent SchoolNet Conference in Durban, In each post we share the presentation made by the presenter. The rest of the Conference highlight posts can be viewed on this blog at this link: http://goo.gl/yYX7WE. The following presentation by Lindiwe Buthelezi talks about the difficulties experienced by South African teachers at a time when technology is changing the way we live, work and learn. She gives special thanks to ...

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Conference highlights #12: Learn how to use Google Mapmaker by Saul Pillay

Do you know about Google Mapmaker? Find it at www.google.com/mapmaker.   Use Google Mapmaker to improve the map of places that matter to you. You can actually update the actual map on Google as seen by millions of users all over the world.  You can add a place by following instructions given on Mapmaker. You can also edit a place that has changed: You can add a road: There’s so much more you can do with this fascinating application, Google Mapmaker. At the SchoolNet Confer...

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Conference highlights #10: Journeying towards a winning destination by Ronelle Klinck

We are currently presenting a series of posts displaying the presentations given at the recent SchoolNet Conference in Durban, In each post we share the presentation made by the presenter. The rest of the Conference highlight posts an be viewed at http://goo.gl/yYX7WE.  The SchoolNet ICT in the Classroom Conference takes place every second year in July. In this presentation entitled ‘Journeying towards a winning destination’  by Ronelle Klinck, the presenter talks about the different ways t...

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Conference highlights #9: Microsoft-related presentations from MIEExpert Mabore Lekalakala

Mabore Lekalakala an educator at Toronto Primary School in Polokwane, is  one of the Microsoft MIEExperts from South Africa, 2015 who attended the E2 Global Teacher Exchange in Seattle along with three other South African MIEExperts. At the SchoolNet Conference she gave a presentation highlighting her use of the Microsoft Educator Network.  She also spoke about the creative use of digital tools to teach mathematics. Mabore has shared both of these with us. Below is Mabore’s presentation where...

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