Coding gets creative: Use Touch Develop to create apps and games

Bonolo Sedupane recently featured in a Microsoft Virtual Academy entitled  ‘Creative coding through games and apps’. In the webinar, Bonolo gives some ideas for secondary school teachers who want to introduce programming to a broad range of learners, including those who may never have considered programming before. Bonolo makes the point that even if learners are not taking Information Technology as a school subject, doing some simple programming as part of computer literacy lessons or...

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Using Kodu in the Classroom – Watch the Microsoft Virtual Academy and try the tool

Are you keen to try some basic coding in your classroom? Perhaps you have already done the Hour of Code with your learners, and now you are ready to move on to something a bit more challenging? Why not give Kodu a try? Kodu lets students create games on Windows computers using a simple visual programming language. Through making games, students also have opportunities to express themselves creatively, solve problems and tell stories. If you are new to Kodu, check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy...

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Free Microsoft webinar ‘Getting Started with Office 365’ by Megan Rademeyer and Michael Mullany on Weds 7th December 3:30pm

We are pleased to announce that Megan Rademeyer and Michael Mullany will be presenting a free Microsoft Virtual Academy webinar from the Microsoft Office in Johannesburg on ‘Getting started with Office 365’. The rise of mobile technology and cloud computing has transformed the way we work, making collaboration not only easier, but also essential for the success of every organization. Office 365 meets this challenge head-on and allows seamless collaboration in real time. Details Topic:...

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4Africa Virtual Academy webinar #4: Flip your classroom with Office Mix – a local webinar from Microsoft Johannesburg on Thurs 3pm (GMT+2)

We invite you to join Megan Rademeyer and Victor Ngobeni who will be presenting a free Microsoft webinar this Thursday 12th November at 3pm. It features the free PowerPoint 2013 add-in called ‘Office Mix’ Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint 2013. It is a powerful tool that makes authoring and sharing of online lessons / presentations simple. It allows you to make them interactive with quizzes and labs. It allows you to export lessons as mp4 videos. During the webinar Megan and Victor...

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Free local Microsoft webinar on ‘Office Mix’ Thursday 12th November at 3pm. Join us

The free Microsoft webinar scheduled for Thursday 12th November features the free PowerPoint 2013 add-in called ‘Office Mix’ that enables you to easily create videos to share with your class. Time: Thursday afternoon 12 November at 3pm – 3:45. Presenter: Megan Rademeyer and Victor Ngebeni Topic:Office Mix Explanation: “Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint 2013. It is a powerful tool that makes authoring and sharing of online lessons / presentations simple. It allows you to make them ...

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