MIEExpert Spotlight #19: Nosithembele Gcobo ‘Integrating ICT in teaching and learning in rural contexts’

This is the 19th 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 Nosithembele Gcobo from Sentile Junior Secondary School in Queenstown.  Nosithembele teaches Grade 6 at a rural school where using technology is a challenge. In this post she shares some of the challenges with ICT in rural settings and shows how she has worked at overcoming these challenges. Integrating ICT in curriculum pr...

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Are you up to the challenge of the Hour of Code™? It is as simple as this…

Are you up to the challenge of the Hour of Code™? The Hour of Code is a global campaign to demystify code and encourage everybody to learn the basics of computer science. Microsoft is proud to be a founding partner of Code.org. and together they have developed some great Minecraft themed tutorials to introduce basic coding concepts. Globally the Hour of Code campaign is held during Computer Science Education Week (5 – 11 December 2016). During the campaign, individuals and groups around the world...

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Webinar recording ‘ABC learning – create spelling videos using PowerPoint’ with Mochudu Machaba

On Thursday afternoon 24 November at 3:30pm we held a webinar entitled, ‘‘ABC learning – Create spelling videos using PowerPoint’.  Our speaker was Mochudu Machaba, a South African educator presently teaching Grade 5 and 6 Social Sciences, English and Lifeskills at Ngwanamago Primary Limpopo Province.  The webinar description In this webinar, Mochudu showed us how learners can create vocabulary content using PowerPoint.  She demonstrated h...

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Why not tune in to our free SchoolNet webinar on Thurs 3.30pm – ‘ABC learning’ with Mochudu Machaba

We are pleased to announce that our next webinar, ‘ABC learning’ with Mochudu Machaba, will be held this week on Thursday 24 November at 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Mochudu Machaba, a South African Educator presently teaching Grade 5 and 6 Social Sciences, English and Lifeskills at Ngwanamago Primary Limpopo Province. We will be using the Adobe Connect webinar platform for the webinar. Please join us if you can. (Note: If you would like to present a short webinar on a topi...

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Don’t just collect data – ask it a question (Using Excel Forms and Pivot Tables to conduct a meaningful survey)

This is another guest post from Peter De Lisle from Kwazulu Natal, one of our Microsoft’s 2016/2017 MIEExperts from South Africa. Peter shared a post recenlty on using OneNote with the 16 habits where we focused on him in a spotlight on the South African MIEExperts.  In this post Peter shares on how to use Excel Forms and Pivot Tables to conduct a meaningful survey Introduction I am sure you have asked your students to conduct a survey at some time. It is a great way to get them to g...

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Attention SA teachers! Would you like your class to skype with Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft in the annual Skypeathon? Read on…

An exciting offer from Microsoft Microsoft’s Annual Skype-a-thon on 29th or 30th November. You can find more details about it at www.skypeathon.com. One of the exciting offers from Microsoft is: Microsoft is looking for a class in South Africa that would like a Skype Session with Zoaib Hoosen, MD for Microsoft South Africa, as part of this event. Exciting! This would be a 30 minute event. Interested? Zoab will skype with one lucky class! In the comment box in this Facebook post on the Micros...

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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #77

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week http://bit.ly/2ft4LBG . (The link to the back-dated posts is http://bit.ly/1GVLTUZ  Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #77 View more lists from SchoolnetSA ...

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Teachers – join Microsoft for Skype-a-Thon 2016 on 29th and 30th November

Here is a message from Microsoft: “At Microsoft, we believe a powerful way to learn is from each other and if we can connect classrooms, we can change the world. That’s why we’re empowering students and educators around the globe to do just that. On November 29th and 30th Microsoft is hosting a Global Education Skype-a-Thon. Over the 48 hours, classrooms will connect to other classrooms and guest speakers around the world using Skype and contribute to help reach the goal t...

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