Intel’s ‘She Will Connect’ reaches five million women across Africa

The Intel® ‘She Will Connect’ program was launched in September 2013 with the aim of reducing the internet gender gap and reaching 5 million women in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa over five years. The milestone of reaching 5 million women across Africa was celebrated at a gala event at the iconic Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia on 24 October 2018. SchoolNet SA was recognized as one of the lead partners of the initiative, with Suraj Shah, the Intel Africa Program Director, thanking SchoolNet SA ...

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Professional Development for KwaZulu-Natal Subject Advisors

In October 2018, SchoolNet SA facilitators Hlengiwe Mfeka and Senzo Ngcobo completed the Intel Tablets in the Classroom for 28 GET subject advisors from Kwa-Zulu Natal at the Bergville Education Centre. These subject advisors had already attended two previous courses namely; ICT Skills for Teachers and Using Digital Resources in the Classroom. The Tablets course, which formed the final step in their professional development pathway, aimed to provide subject advisors with tools and strategies for integrati...

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Memorable professional development for KZN Subject Advisors

In October 2018, SchoolNet SA facilitators Hlengiwe Mfeka and Senzo Ngcobo completed the Intel Tablets in the Classroom for 28 GET subject advisors from Kwa-Zulu Natal at the Bergville Education Centre. These subject advisors had already attended two previous courses namely; ICT Skills for Teachers and Using Digital Resources in the Classroom. The Tablets course, which formed the final step in their professional development pathway, aimed to provide subject advisors with tools and strategies for integrat...

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Intel’s ‘She Will Connect’ Program reaches 5 million African Women

The Intel® ‘She Will Connect’ program was launched in September 2013 with the aim of reducing the internet gender gap and reaching 5 million women in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa over five years. The milestone of reaching 5 million women across Africa was celebrated at a gala event at the iconic Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia on 24 October 2018. SchoolNet SA was recognized as one of the lead partners of the initiative, with Suraj Shah, the Intel Africa Program Director, thanking SchoolNe...

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KZN Subject Advisors master skills for using Tablets in the Classroom

SchoolNet SA has been running a programme of professional development courses aimed at upskilling KwaZulu-Natal Subject Advisors to support teachers to make better use of digital tools as teaching and learning resources. To date, the GET subject advisors group have completed the ICT Skills for Teachers and using Digital Resources in the Classroom courses. In this blogpost we describe the first group of Subject Advisors Tablets in the Classroom course which took place in Bergville between 17 and 21 Septem...

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KZN Subject Advisors master Using Tablets in the Classroom

In May and June 2018 two groups of FET KwaZulu-Natal Subject Advisors, completed the five-day Intel Tablets in the Classroom at the Ukhahlamba Education Centre in Bergville, facilitated by Hlengiwe Mfeka and Senzo Ngcobo of SchoolNet SA. This blogpost highlights some of the modules that were used to familiarize subject advisors with the features of tablets and strategies for teaching and learning in mobile environments. Getting to know their tablets and classmates In the icebreaker activity, delegates...

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Intel Education Team Volunteers in a rural school in the North West

Submitted by Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet Over the last two weeks (9th -20th May 2016), Kgaphamadi Secondary School in the North West Province hosted 7 Intel staff who hailed from the United States, Spain and China. The IESC team visited and worked with the proof of concept school to get the school started with their sponsored Golden Creek 2 in 1 devices, Content Access Point so that they could easily share learning and teaching materials and hosted training for teachers for 2 hours every day for the ...

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Congratulations to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (in Phoenix, Arizona) student achievers from South Africa

Have you seen this post entitled ‘Africa’s brightest students shine at Intel ISEF 2016‘ written dy Danny Linington from IT News, Africa?  It is a report back on the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), which was held in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona last week. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries attended. Among these individuals three students from South Africa were highlighted and we offer them congratulations. ...

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SchoolNet's Operations Manager Selected for Intel® Education Visionaries Program

SchoolNet’s Omashani Naidoo, was recently named one of the Intel® Education Visionaries, an elite group of approximately 40 education leaders from all over the world who are exemplars for global education transformation; to inspire and share best practices with other educators, administrators and parents worldwide; and help Intel design the future of education. Omashani was selected as an Intel Education Visionary on the basis of her insight, passion and proven experience as an agent of change in ed...

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Intel Easy Steps- Basking in the sun…Thlabane (Rustenburg)

Submitted by Omashani Naidoo A couple months after the Intel Easy Steps workshop for women in Thlabane, we note that the project is already seeing gains. The women highlighted below have reportedly found employment as a direct result of their training. The women of Thlabane are not just actively engaging conversations around women and abuse but are also developing themselves professionally. Hilda Hilda Moloana (right), a clerical assistant, used to be afraid of computers and constantly looked ...

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