Distance Learning Resources

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase daily in South Africa, and organisations, businesses, and corporates working remotely, we have gathered all the shared list of resources into one easily accessible blog with those relevant to the South African Curriculum at the top of the list, these resources can be implemented quickly and without any IT specialty. The resources focus on remote communication, content learning platforms, management systems, and reading platforms. Here is a curated li...

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Some great ‘Top 10 posts’ showing great collections of useful, free web resources for the classroom

Every now and then you come across a great blog that shares really interesting resources and shows how to use them in the classroom. Today I came across such a blog called Raki’s Rad Resources and on this blog were a number of great posts I would like to share with you http://www.rakisradresources.com I really liked the Top Ten Lists that she has placed on her blog. These are collections of resources she has collected and feels they are worth sharing: 1. 10 best reading websites for the elementary cl...

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Microsoft Tools #1: Explore the magic of Microsoft’s SongSmith

Submitted by Fiona Beal Microsoft’s SongSmith is such a fun free tool to use in the classroom. If you join Microsoft’s Microsoft Educator Network as an educator you can download and install this programme for free. It is really worth it! I have found that it mainly works best from a laptop – I haven’t tried it on a tablet as yet.  SongSmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Basically, you choose a musical style and beat from their options, sing i...

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Places to find free online resources for the classroom in South Africa…

In South Africa there are many online resources available to teachers free of charge to assist them in their classroom activities. This post outlines a few of these. 1. e-classroom (http://e-classroom.co.za).  One of the really popular sites in South Africa that has over 2,000,000 downloads per month is e-classroom. The sites consists of CAPS related worksheets for Grade R-6 which are mainly in English (and Afrikaans) but are currently being translated into the other South African languages. On...

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Free Virtual School Chemistry Resources for you

WE have an update from Frederic and Malik two of the international speakers at our SchoolNet Conference in July this year. They run the Virtual School in the UK  “Dear teacher friends in South Africa, We hope you are all doing great and, after having talked at length about #OER (Open Educational Resources) at the SchoolNet conference a couple of weeks ago we now want to start sharing with you the work that we are doing ourselves. Some of you may not know yet what we are trying...

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SchoolNet Conference 2013: Resources from the Virtual School

At the recent SchoolNet Conference our two UK International presenters, Frédéric Kastner from The Virtual School in the UK and Malik Wilson, a media professional, gave a couple of presentations on OER (Open Education Resources) that were very popular, and not everyone could get into their sessions. They have kindly created resources for all the teachers who could not attend their session and have sent us the links to pass on. They have created the video tutorial on how to create your own resources....

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Four resource sites every South African teacher should join

Logo Design by FlamingText.com As the digital age and technology integration with lessons becomes more and more part of our daily lives, teachers look for web resources and new online materials as part of their preparation to help them with their teaching. This is definitely not an easy task for one needs to ‘live’ online in order to be able to keep up with what is available online. So I thought I would mention four very useful resource sites that teachers in South Africa should consider joining. ...

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How to work with Dropbox

Dropbox is a fantastic programme that gives you 2GB free if you install it on your computer. If you invite others you can get masses more free space. It really is worth downloading and installing Dropbox on to your computer. Once installed it makes a folder in your Documents folder. Whatever you place in this new Dropbox folder is aautomatically backed up on the web and can be accessed from anywhere. So just to have an online backup for your important documents is wonderful.The other marvelous part of D...

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Please visit e-classroom.co.za – a wonderful South African resource site for R-3 teachers

Do take a look at our wonderful ‘proudly South-African” site, http://e-classroom.co.za,  that provides a delightful array of FREE beautifully created worksheets for our South African teachers. This site, e-Classroom,  has reached over 500 000 hits and is the number one “e-classroom” website on Google! e-Classroom is a portal which provides free support resource material for educators and parents and is aimed at learners in Grades R-3. Their content is very much in line with 21st cent...

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