Try out Minecraft: Education Edition for Game-Based Learning

Play is a natural human instinct; where we learn communication, interpersonal skills, emotional control, resiliency and persistence, and even the basics of engineering. Game-based learning (GBL) refers to the use of games or game principles to affect positive learning outcomes. Games can offer an engaging, immersive environment for learners to experiment, try and solve challenges, and collaborate with peers in a virtual world. Many learners are already playing Minecraft, and more and more teachers are ...

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Access free productivity tool training from ThintiMillion

Many employers expect employees to have some basic knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel, yet many school leavers have not had an opportunity to acquire these skills. Microsoft, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of eGovernment, is on a mission to train one million young people with basic Microsoft Office skills to increase their chances of finding employment and to upskill workers and learners. In a previous post we encouraged youth to access ThintiMillion and to complete the free onlin...

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CuriosITy Workshops get Grade 11 Girls using Digital Tools

The annual CuriosITy dinner – which was hosted by Bresica House School on 30 May 2018 – gives grade 11 girls who are taking either CAT or IT an opportunity to network with women in the IT industry. This year, a series of hands-on workshops took place prior to the dinner to provide the girls, and their teachers, with an opportunity to try out a range of digital tools. 174 girls and their 50 teachers who attended the workshops were each able to select three 40 minute sessions from the follo...

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Mahala launched – all students in South Africa get Microsoft Office for FREE!

                            Did you say FREE Microsoft Office? Yes, with Mahala you can get Office free for your kids. If you are a parent or a teacher this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss out on!                                  What exactly is Mahala? If you are a learner reading this – did you know that just by being a learne...

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Do you know about Free Office with 1TB space for your learners in South Africa – from Microsoft and 2Enable

In a webinar this week presented by MIEExpert and Microsoft Ambassador, Ronelle Klinck, () we heard about the partnership offer from Microsoft amd 2Enable in SA and their unbelievable free gift to all South African learners. They have called this offer Mahala. What is Mahala? Microsoft South Africa and 2Enable are partnering up to offer all South African school learners (ages 8 – 25 years) free access to Microsoft Office across all your devices as well as 1TB of OneDrive. It is obtained through s...

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