Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #75

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. (The link to the back-dated posts is http://bit.ly/1GVLTUZ   Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #75 http://bit.ly/2faS0d0  Useful Microsoft posts this week #75 View more lists from SchoolNet ...

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Educator Spotlight #3: Setshaba Mobe – The Magic of PowerPoint

This is the third post in a new series called ‘Educator Spotlight’ highlighting South African educators encouraging the effective using ICT Technology in a school setting. In this post we focus on Steshaba Mobe from Summerville Primary in Free State. The link to this series of posts can be found at http://bit.ly/2cSfEwG Free State’s Summerville Primary School is situated in Welkom and is part of the Telkom Foundation’s Connected Schools Program. Our spotlight for this month is on Mr Setshaba ...

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Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #74

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. (The link to the back-dated posts is http://bit.ly/1GVLTUZ  Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week #74 View more lists from SchoolNet ...

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Tips for Foundation Phase reading lessons using a Windows 10 tablet offline – as inspired by the IkhweziLesizwe Foundation Phase teachers

Submitted by Fiona Beal Tablets are revolutionary devices that hold great potential for transforming learning. In the hands of skilled teachers and interested learners, tablets can be used to create some fantastic learning opportunities. Learners at IkhweziLesizwe Primary School Western Cape Microsoft Windows tablet devices Recently Microsoft and the Western Cape Education Department delivered 99 Windows 10 tablets, in three cabinets, to 42 Western Cape Schools that would otherwise never be ab...

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Ideas for using the Microsoft Paint app on a Windows tablet in Foundation Phase lessons

Submitted by Fiona Beal Tablets are an attractive device to use in the classroom because they are halfway between laptops and mobile phones. This means they are big enough to work on for a period of time, on a desk, in a classroom. Their touch screen capability allows them to be used with a stylus which is similar to using a pen or pencil. The use of touch-screen tablets can bring many advantages to the classroom. One such advantage is that learners become more enthusiastic in their lessons. The big...

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Apply to be part of the Microsoft Schools Program in South Africa – closing date Friday 28 October

Is your school actively using technology to improve teaching and learning? Is your school using (or considering deploying) Office 365 for use in school administration and the classroom? Are your school leaders using technology to assist with school transformation? Would your school like technical support and professional development from Microsoft to make better use of your Microsoft technology for education?If you have answered “yes” to these questions, consider signing your school up to be part o...

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Educator Spotlight #2: Sarietjie Musgrave – Peer Coaching for Staff Development

This is the second post in a new series called ‘Educator Spotlight’ highlighting South African educators encouraging the effective using ICT Technology in a school setting. In this post we focus on Sarietjie Musgrave, Head of head of ICTISE at the University of Free State. The link to this series of posts can be found at http://bit.ly/2cSfEwG Sarietjie Musgrave has had a long association with Microsoft. Whilst still teaching at Eunice High School for Girls, a Microsoft Showcase School, Sarietjie wo...

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