Picture credit: Microsoft Reimagine
Microsoft Reimagine is an online event that explores innovative ways to support inclusive learning for K-12 (Grade 0-12) students. It is a digital experience where educators get to re-envision unique ways to use technology and explore new possibilities to enhance teaching and learning for students.
The event explored multiple education solutions for schools to use in order to empower educators. Some of the solutions shared were the new edition of Windows 11 (Wind...Read more
Calling all CURRENT and NEW NOMINATIONS to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE)!!!
For this year, Microsoft has changed the rules slightly and all new and “old” MIEE’s must submit applications to retain their MIEE status. This global opportunity is available to all practicing Educators!!! Great NEWS as the Self-nomination deadline for the 2021/2022 cohort has been extended until August 1, 2021.
Step 1: Join Microsoft Educator Centre (https://education.microsoft.com/), complete your ...Read more
CALLING ALL WCED TEACHERS!! JOIN the Western Cape Education Department, in partnership with Microsoft and SchoolNet SA as they host Microsoft Teams Live Sessions on various topics.
The first workshop kicks off today with the Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Certified Educator
Hope to see you there!
Date: 04 March 2021
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
December, a festive season, and usually a time for holiday planning was spent in a flurry of activity for SchoolNet. In partnership with SYSPRO and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), SchoolNet facilitated workshops to over two hundred and fifty (250) youth and community members in three provinces.
Workshops were hosted in Gauteng (Yeoville, Dobsonville, and Alexandra), Limpopo (Lephalale) and KwaZulu Natal (Eshowe and Madadeni). The Digital skills and Literacy programme as ...Read more
The Royal Bafokeng Institute and the Lebone II College, in partnership with NorthWest Department of Basic Education, hosted the SchoolNet SA 2019 Digital Learning Conference between 26 and 28 June 2019. Four hundred and sixty eight delegates attended the conference, including teachers with a passion for digital learning, ICT coordinators and national and provincial eLearning officials.
Conference attendees enjoyed three days of professional development aligned to the following conference themes: Digita...Read more
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 ...Read more
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.
In October 2018, the old Gauteng Online computer room at New Nation School in Vrededorp, Gauteng was equipped with Windows 10 laptops by Microsoft Philanthropies as part of a larger programme of support provided to the school by the Trevor Noah Foundation. SchoolNet SA has conducted the ‘Change Leadership for Technology Integration’ course for school leaders and the ‘Microsoft in the Education’ course for educators at the school and has also provided some onsite coaching and suppo...Read more
The Microsoft Global E2 event is taking place in Paris, France in April 2019. This week the South African/ Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will be selected to attend this prestigious Forum based on having completed certain missions over the past few months.
We have been impressed to see how many MIE Experts have taken up the challenge of sharing learning activities on the Microsoft Educator Community; participating in the #Skypeathon and running #HourofCode sessions for thei...Read more
The Trevor Noah Foundation is supporting New Nations School in Vrededorp, Gauteng, with the aim of providing vulnerable youth with the education, life skills, and social capital necessary to pursue further opportunities upon graduating high school. To support these efforts, Microsoft equipped the school with a lab of Windows 10 laptops and Office 365 email accounts, and commissioned SchoolNet SA to run some professional development workshops for staff to assist them to use the resources to enhance teachi...Read more