SchoolNet is pleased to present the profile of Anthony Peters, a Grade 8 and 9 High School teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. Anthony is a regular guest post writer on the SchoolNet blog. He is well-known in South Africa for his inspiring presentations at Conferences. Apart from that Anthony is an amazing teacher who has mastered the art of making lessons stimulating, very exciting and out of the ordinary using the iPad. Please follow Anthony on Twitter @apeters522
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SchoolNet is pleased to present the profile of Mrs Nhanha Tyembile, Principal of Zamuxolo Primary School. Mrs Tyembile progressed rapidly in her technological and pedagogical journey from zero to hero in the space of two years; from being a novice in using learning technologies, Mrs Thyembile progressed to becoming a Senior Trainer in the ICT4RED project known as TECH4RED. Her colleagues in the project from both the CSIR and SchoolNet attribute her impressive successes in the field to her dedication an...Read more
This is a profile of Kathryn Riva (@KathRiva), a Microsoft #MIEExpert15 teacher from South Africa. Kathryn has contributed a post on this blog before namely ‘My First Microsoft Sway and how I got started’. Visit her class blog at http://kidblog.org/MrsRsClass-14/ and her Grade 5 wiki at: https://micklefieldgrade52014.wikispaces.com/ Kathryn’s profile on the Microsoft Educator Network can be found at http://www.pil-network.com/profile/resources/93c9c707-803f-4fac-a53b-bc1e294a0b5e (y...Read more
This is a profile of Linda Foulkes one of South Africa’s Microsoft MiE Experts for 2015 (#MIEExpert15). Linda has contributed a number of blog posts on this blog in Microsoft Innovative Educator expert and is a regular webinar presenter for SchooNnet. Linda will soon be representing South Africa at the Global Forum in Redmond, Washington. Linda’s blog can be found at: https://folklind.wordpress.com.
My past school experience at Elkanah House High School in Cape Town
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This is a profile from Phuti Ragopahala, one of South Africa’s Microsoft #MIEExperts for 2015. Phuti is a school principal who will be travelling to the Microsoft Global Forum in Dubai in a week’s time. Her blog can be seen at http://itandiksproject.blogspot.com/ . She has also written a hguest post for the SchoolNet blog on using Windows Movie maker. Her Microsoft Sway can be found at https://sway.com/q1BMnYZek9jiD3ZI. Phuti was the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Winner in South Africa in 2011.&nbs...Read more
Judi Francisco is a very creative technology co-ordinator from Micklefield Girls’ Primary School in Cape Town. I always like to keep my eye on her to see what she is up to next! (In fact I wrote a blogpost about the event she co-ordinated at Micklefield last year – “What a privilege to attend IT Design Week report back to parents at Micklefield Primary“) So when she invited me to visit her classroom on the last day of her Grade 6 flipped/blended classroom ‘JustBlendit’ project a c...Read more
Intel@ Teach recently celebrated training 10 million teachers! (SchoolNet offers their marvelous courses free of charge to educators in South Africa). Intel called this celebration ‘10 million teachers – Opening Doors of Opportunity’ and they asked teachers around the world to submit their teacher stories Three of our South African teachers (all ‘Schoolnetters’) have their stories featured on their site – http://10millionteachers.intel.com/
1. Brenda Hallowes
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This is a guest post submitted by Claire Dean from Stirling Primary. Claire has been a Microsoft Innovative Teacher finalist twice. She has been a world-wide winner of the Thinkquest projects competition along with Brenda Hallowes from Port Elizabeth in 2009. Claire is also a trainer with SchoolNet SA.
The Ghanaian Ministry of Education requested training on “Getting started with ThinkQuest Projects”. Claire Dean (from East London) and Shirley-Ann Oldnall Jansen (from Irene) facilitated these worksho...Read more
Submitted by Warren Sparrow
SchoolNetSA offers the Adobe Youth Voices programme to interested teachers. This is an exciting way of using video meaningfully with your learners to highlight issues in society. If you are accepted into the programme Adobe (via SchoolNet) sends you Adobe Premier and Adobe Photoshop Essentials with enough licenses for the group of learners you will use. They offer free online training in a group setting along with educators from around the world, and then...Read more
SchoolnetSA has encouraged some superstars to shine over the past few years. With support through training and access to innovative practices, several teachers have had the opportunity to shine on the international stage.
At the moment, there are 5 such “Southern Stars”
Hlengiwe Mfeka’s story is found on the Case Studies page of the Blog. She and 2 learners are off to Santa Clara, California on the 2 August to attend the Adobe Youth Voices Summit. Hlengiwe’s mentorship has helped learners at...Read more