Could one of your learners be the next Microsoft Office Champion?

Certiport, Microsoft and Netlearn are offering an opportunity for learners who are Microsoft Office whizzes to represent South Africa at the Certiport Office Specialist World Championship. What is this competition about? This global competition tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications. The learners with the highest exam scores and the lowest exam-taking times in the national competition will be invited to represent their country and compete at the World Championships. ...

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Great news! Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program applications date EXTENDED to 6 November. Read more…

This is a great program that you do not want to miss out on being selected for. The closing date has been extended to the 6 November. (Last year South Africa selected 16 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Four of them were sent to the Global Forum in Dubai while another four were sent to the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond, Washington.) Microsoft is migrating its information content from the old site  (Microsoft Educator Network)  to Microsoft’s new site called the Micros...

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Apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert experience – 11 days to go! New closing date 6 November

This is a great competition that you do not want to miss out on. The closing date is 30th October. (Last year South Africa selected 16 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Four of them were sent to the Global Forum in Dubai while another four were sent to the E2 Global Educator Exchange in Redmond, Washington.) At the same time as this Microsoft is migrating its information content from the old site  to Microsoft’s new site that comes into final effect on 30 October 2015!  Your entr...

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A report back on the Microsoft In Education Global Forum Dubai by Karen Stadler, a MIEExpert15 in South Africa

This is a guest post from Karen Stadler one of South Africa’s Microsoft MIEExperts for 2015. Karen teaches at Elkanah House Senior Primary and is well known globally especially for her Travelling Rhino project and her award-winning wiki. This post can also be found on her blog on this link. This year eight teachers from South Africa who had been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts 2015 attended one of the two Global Forums as part of their prize. In the next two posts we will ...

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Enter the Microsoft tools competition “Use IT – Share IT – Like IT” for South African Teachers. Closing date 1 June…

We would like to remind you about  Microsoft and SchoolNet’s exciting competition for teachers who are using one or more of the Microsoft tools mentioned below as part of their teaching. The closing date has been extended to 1 June 2015! You could win a trip to the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference in Durban in July or a Teaching with Technology Kick-Off session for your school by sharing your idea for using one or more of these Microsoft tools with other teachers and creating a...

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Microsoft Break into Code Challenge! Learn to code! Win cash prizes! Closing date 7 June

Become a creator of technology. Break into code! Get excited about coding with a new contest from Microsoft Imagine. Break into code! Learn to code! Create a game! Win cash prizes. Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get your students excited about coding even if you or they don’t have any previous experience. Microsoft Research’s TouchDevelop gets students of all ages started with a simple, easy to follow tutorial on coding a brick br...

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Count Down to the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference plus some options…

There are less than two months to go until the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference. If you would like to attend, but are wondering how you will cover the costs, below are some options to consider: Apply to be a presenter Presenters for sessions lasting an hour or more do not need to pay the conference fee to attend the conference and presenters of half hour sessions get 50% off the conference fee. Please consider sharing your leadership strategies, innovative lessons and technical know-how w...

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Enter the Microsoft tools competition “Use IT – Share IT – Like IT” for South African Teachers. Closing date 1 June 2015…

We have exciting news for you. As of today Microsoft and SchoolNet will be launching a competition for teachers who are using one or more of the Microsoft tools mentioned below as part of their teaching. You could win a trip to the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference or a Teaching with Technology Kick-Off session for your school by sharing your idea for using one or more of these Microsoft tools with other teachers and creating a Facebook post about it. More details about prizes are given in t...

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