This week, eleven South African teachers, are attending the E2 Education Exchange in Singapore. This prestigious conference brings together over 300 innovative teachers from around the world to share their best practices and to learn more about how to use Microsoft technologies in the Classroom.
Phuti Ragophala, a Microsoft Fellow and passionate advocate of using technology to enhance teaching and learning, was selected to present a session on how she uses Skype to break down the walls and bring the wo...Read more
Congratulations to the following educators who were selected to participate in the E2 Education Exchange taking place in Singapore between 12 and 15 March 2018:
Amanda Calitz – Curro: Riverside
Charmaine Roynon – EDU 365 SA
Jonas Letsoalo – Kgetsa Primary School
Margaret Tracey – Hillcrest High School
Paula Barnard – eFundanathi & eZone at Wits
Xoliswa Mahlangu – Future Nations College
Charl Bloomberg – Curro: Waterfall&nb...Read more
The first thought that goes through your mind when you visit Eversdal Primary School in Durbanville, and you see the amazing technology integration that is taking place in the classrooms, is, ‘Why haven’t I heard about this school before?’ The school has been selected as a Microsoft Showcase school and the badge is proudly displayed on their website. Arno Pienaar, a teacher at the school says, “We first heard of this program when we met Elsabe Hart from Microsoft. We were encouraged to join the...Read more
MIEExpert Moses Sello Sehoole is a secondary school principal who displays great ambition,
determination and drive. In 2008 he was head-hunted and recruited as principal of Mankuroane Technical and Commercial High School school because of his achievements as principal at his previous school. Mankuroane Technical and Commercial High School school is situated in a deep rural area in Taung, Limpopo. Moses immediately set to work to upgrade the school’s technology. In 2010 he applied to the nation...Read more
Charmaine Roynon, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from Cape Town, is currently the ICT Integrator at Wynberg Girl’s Junior School, (also coined WGJS). In addition she is also Head of Curriculum Development and Teacher Training at EDU 365 SA. Charmaine says, “Working in the Education space is an ongoing adventure – it is dynamic and exciting. I thrive on working with curriculum and learning new, authentic methods to deliver curriculum. I would like to see teachers being given FAR, FAR mor...Read more
It is not every day that you find a Maths author is also a teacher who is passionate about using technology in his classroom. Mr Gerald Plaatjies is a Grade 5 Maths teachers at Eden Park Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa (Ekurhuleni West District), and he is very passionate about integrating technology in education. He has been teaching Maths at Eden Park Primary School for over 21 years, and during this time he has created a variety of learning materials for his learners using Microsoft Off...Read more
We have written about MIEExpert Amandla Vinjwa before when he was selected to attend the Microsoft E2 Global Forum in Toronto Canada earlier this year. He was featured in our series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. We focus on him again how as a teacher who initiates his own professional development on the Microsoft Educator Community. Amandla is a primary school teacher at Sivile Primary School in Cap...Read more
Simpson is a teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from Malmsbury in the Western Cape.
She teaches English as a Home Language as well as English as a First Additional
Language at Wesbank Secondary School, and she is also a qualified Psychometrist.
Gizelle was one of the 30 MIEExpert Educators selected to attend the Microsoft
E2 Africa Form in Johannesburg, and in this article she gives a reflection on
“So there I was, boarding an aeroplane to Johanne...Read more
This is a guest post from Nosithembele Gcobo from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Nosithembele is one of our Microsoft 2016/2017 #MIEExperts. Nosithembele was very excited about a recent event that took place as a result of her posting Microsoft tools posts and technological updates on her Facebook page. She was contacted by some teachers from the Butterworth district, which is about 150 kilometres from Queenstown, to see if she could upskill them with what she has been learning regarding...Read more
This is the 25th post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Neliswa Zini. Neliswa has sent us this post about herself and how she started using ICT in the classroom.
“My name is Neliswa Zini. I live in Queenstown in Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. I currently teach at Shiloh Junior and Senior Primary School, where I offer NS/TECH in Grade 4, Mathematics grade 5 and English (FAL...Read more