Margaret Tracy from Hillcrest High School reflects on the recent Microsoft E2 Africa Forum #Makewhatsnext in Johannesburg

This is a guest post from Margaret Tracy, the Technology Integrator at Hillcrest High School (HHS) in Kwazulu-Natal. She believes implicitly in pedagogy before technology in the transformation of education. Margaret  was invited to attend the Microsoft E2 Africa Form in Johannesburg, and in this article she gives a reflection on the event. Margaret first wrote this as a post in Linkedin http://bit.ly/2rW7D19 Introducing the E2 Africa Conference The Microsoft E2 Africa #Makewhatsne...

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‘From teacher to certified Minecraft: Education Edition trainer in South Africa’ – a guest post featuring Dominique Cave

This is a guest post featuring Dominique Cave (@dominiquecave), the only Minecraft Certified Educator currently in South Africa. Dominique is a teacher with 23 years of classroom experience, teaching students from pre-school age to Year 13. Her experience has been largely in international schools – she has worked in the UK, Swaziland, Malaysia, Dubai and Kenya. Most recently she was Director of ICT at Hillcrest International schools in Nairobi. Since giving up full time teaching, she has been working f...

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‘Sharing our Stories: Finding your People – how the #ZAedu hashtag was born!’ A guest post from Monique Franzen

This is a guest post from Monique Franzen @moniquefranzsen.  Monique is the Junior Primary IT Specialist at Bridge House in the Western Cape. She is also a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Monique has her own technology blog called Teacher Squeaks. After the recent EdtechTeam Google In Education Summit at Parklands in Cape Town, Monqiue created the hashtag #ZAedu as a place where South African teachers can gather on Twitter and share their stories. This p...

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Micklefield Primary holds a ‘Back to the Future’ Week – a guest post from Keshma Patel

Keshma Patel is a Grade 6 teacher at Micklefield Primary School for girls in Cape Town and a 2016 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She believes that: “as a teacher your learning should never end. Education is ever changing. You never have a dull moment. There are always new goals to set, new ideas to explore and different ways to inspire young minds.” Keshma has featured on our blog before in a post entitled ‘MIEExpert Spotlight #3: Keshma Patel – Project-based learning, 1:1 tech...

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Profile: Anthony Peters (@apeters522) English High School teacher from Parklands College, Cape Town

SchoolNet is pleased to present the profile of Anthony Peters, a Grade 8 and 9 High School teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town.  Anthony is a regular guest post writer on the SchoolNet blog. He is well-known in South Africa for his inspiring presentations at Conferences. Apart from that Anthony is an amazing teacher who has mastered the art of making lessons stimulating, very exciting and out of the ordinary using the iPad. Please follow Anthony on Twitter @apeters522 Where do you teach, A...

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‘Crack my code! (Kraak my kode!): Teaching syllables in Afrikaans’ – a guest post by @MrLotter

This is another guest post from Tiaan Lotter (@MrLotter), a Google Certified Teacher and GEG Leader from South Africa. Tiaan is a very innovative Afrikaans teacher who oftenfrequently presents at conferences around South Africa. Visit his website at bit.ly/MrLotter.  Tiaan often shares guest posts on the blog and his posts can be found at this link http://goo.gl/d3Sxfl.  His most recent post was QR Mosquito Hunt: A QR Code Poetry Lesson with Grade 7s – a guest post by @MrLotter. This curren...

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Extreme Weather – a Grade 3 project using Microsoft Word, QR Codes and iPads

This is another guest post from Deidre Bothma who is the Digital Learning Coordinator at Elkanah House Junior Schools.  Deidre does very exciting lessons in her Grade R – 3 classes using a wide range of technology applications. Her previous guest post was entitled Grade 3 Afrikaans Quiz using PowerPoint.  In this post Deidre’s classes use Microsoft Word, QR Codes and iPads in a project-based lesson on Extreme Weather. This post also featured on Deidre’s blog http://technoboffins.wor...

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Teaching Poetry with Prezi – Poetry in motion! by @MrLotter

This is a guest post from Tiaan Lotter (@MrLotter), a Google Certified Teacher from South Africa. Tiaan is a very innovative Afrikaans teacher from Parklands College and he frequently presents at conferences around South Africa. Visit his website at bit.ly/MrLotter. In previous guest posts Tiaan shared about his experience at the Google Teacher Academy in London; he also contributed Gone Google? Now go Advanced…; and the last post was Teaching with Twitter in #Afrikaans.  Thanks for shari...

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Gone Google? Now go Advanced…

This is a guest post from Tiaan Lotter (@MrLotter), a Google Certified Teacher from South Africa. Tiaan is a very innovative Afrikaans teacher from Parklands College and he frequently presents at conferences around South Africa. Visit his website at bit.ly/MrLotter. In a previous guest post Tiaan shared about his experience at the Google Teacher Academy in London. Thanks for the great sharing Tiaan and Parklands College.  Google Apps… Google Apps for Education (GAFE) has been a...

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‘Revealing Radical Writing!’ Another amazing lesson from @apeters522 from Parklands College using Tellagami for transactional writing in Gr 8

This is another guest post from Anthony Peters @apeters522 who is an innovative English teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. In previous posts Anthony shared his very successful Shakespeare QR code Scavenger Hunt Assessment activity done with Grade 9 students, as well as Awesome Aurasma – teaching the different forms of humour to a Grade 9 class using Aurasma, ‘Vivacious Visual Literacy!’ An innovative assessment task for Grade 9 Visual Literacy and his innovative celebration ...

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