SchoolNet webinar recording and downloadable presentation link ‘Coding – it’s not scary- it’s easy and it’s free…’ by Charmaine Roynon

On Tuesday afternoon 27 Hune at 3:30pm we held a free SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Coding – it’s not scary- it’s easy, it’s free and it promotes cerebral fitness!’ Our speaker was Charmaine Roynon, a Microsoft MIEExpert from Cape Town. Charmaine is the ICT Integrator at Wynberg Girl’s Junior School, and she is also Head of Curriculum Development and Teacher Training at EDU 365 SA.  Charmaine is very interested in coding and its importance t...

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Education Exchange (E2) Africa brings Innovative Teachers together

Submitted by Megan Rademeyer On 29 and 30 May 2017, the Education Exchange (E2) Africa Forum bought together almost sixty MIE Experts and representatives of Microsoft Schools for two days of hands-on learning, networking, and trying out some of the latest Microsoft tools at the Microsoft offices in Bryanston. Thirty one Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts who have shown commitment to online learning and networking were invited to attend the Forum, including two MIE Experts from Kenya, one from Rwanda ...

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MIEExpert Amandla Vinjwa advocates upskilling yourself on the Microsoft Educator Community

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...

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Youth Spark ignites an interest in careers in IT around the country

YouthSpark Live, is a global community enabling young people to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to spark change. YouthSpark events give learners an opportunity to get together to share ideas for using technology. On Friday 23 June 2017, over 260 learners, in nine venues, in eight provinces participated in a YouthSpark Live event. The first part of the event involved a panel of IT professionals talking about how they got into the IT industry. This panel discussion took...

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Apply to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – applications close 15 July 2017

MIE Experts are part of an exclusive Microsoft program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to improve teaching and learning. Outstanding MIE Experts from South Africa and Lesotho are selected to attend Education Exchange (E2) events both locally and internationally; they participate in webinars to boost their own skills; they feature in case studies, blogposts and webinars; and they are part of a local and international community of teachers who share ideas and best...

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Margaret Tracy from Hillcrest High School reflects on the recent Microsoft E2 Africa Forum #Makewhatsnext in Johannesburg

This is a guest post from Margaret Tracy, the Technology Integrator at Hillcrest High School (HHS) in Kwazulu-Natal. She believes implicitly in pedagogy before technology in the transformation of education. Margaret  was invited to attend the Microsoft E2 Africa Form in Johannesburg, and in this article she gives a reflection on the event. Margaret first wrote this as a post in Linkedin http://bit.ly/2rW7D19 Introducing the E2 Africa Conference The Microsoft E2 Africa #Makewhatsne...

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SchoolNet free webinar ‘Coding – it’s not scary- it’s easy and it’s free…’ by MIEExpert Charmaine Roynon on 27 June at 3:30pm

We are pleased to announce that our next free webinar, ‘Coding – it’s not scary- it’s easy, it’s free and it promotes cerebral fitness!’ will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Charmaine Roynon, a Microsoft MIEExpert from Cape Town. Charmaine is the ICT Integrator at Wynberg Girl’s Junior School, and she is also Head of Curriculum Development and Teacher Training at EDU 365 SA. Charmaine is very interested in coding and its importance to...

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