The SchoolNet SA Digital Learning conference attracted almost 500 teachers who enjoyed three days of networking and learning new skills and tools for utilizing digital resources in their classrooms. We often wonder what ideas teachers implement after they have attended a conference; whether they pursue any conference connections; and the extent to which they share what they have learnt with colleagues.
We were delighted to hear from Agnes Rasesemola, the principal of Sunrise View Secondary in Rustenbur...Read more
SchoolNet Conference goers in 2017 will remember the valuable contribution made by our overseas presenter, Peter Rafferty and his infectious enthusiasm for innovation in teaching. He has taken the time to write this article about his visit to South Africa. Even more interesting is the way he relates his experiences in South Africa to his own experiences as a learner when he was at school and as a teacher now in England and somehow Peter manages to subtly highlight the impact that technology has had on t...Read more
Conference 2017 has been and gone but the memory lingers on… This post brings you a handy list of links including links to presentations from some of our presenters. Only 24 of our presenters have shared their presentations to date, and we are very grateful to them. But first, a quick recap!
Over 400 delegates attended the 2017 SchoolNet SA ICT in the
Classroom conference held at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng between
5 – 7 October 2017. It was a conf...Read more
Before opening the
SchoolNet SA 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference, the national Deputy Minister,
Mr. Enver Surty, sat down with Janet Thomson, Executive Director for SchoolNet
South Africa to discuss the DBE’s approach to digital learning.
The Deputy Minister
thanked Thomson for “the enormous contribution by SchoolNet in the ICT domain”
asserting that “ICT is becoming more critical and central to the facilitation
of teaching and learning”. Surty then demonstrated the d...Read more
Submitted by Megan Rademeyer
Over 400 delegates attended the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference held at Brescia House School in Brynaston, Gauteng between 5 – 7 October 2017. The conference was opened by Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty who also sat down with SchoolNet’s executive director, Janet Thomson, to define the national Department of Basic Education’s plans for digital learning. (See here for more on this interview – http://bit.ly/2gUwRcb)
The opening ke...Read more
SchoolNetSA celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the SchoolNet Conference – and what a celebration it was! This 20th Anniversary was celebrated on Friday 6th October at a well- attended cocktail function at Brescia House School in Johannesburg. The Telkom Foundation not only made it possible for a large number of teachers to attend the conference but also funded the birthday celebration. Telkom was one of the very first funders of SchoolNet back in the 1990s – so it was most appropriate that...Read more
Mr Enver Surty, Deputy Minister of Education and Mr Nathi Kunene of the Telkom Foundation
The Deputy Minister wowed delegates with his opening address at the 2017 ICT in the Classroom Conference held at Brescia House School in Johannesburg at the weekend.
SchoolNet South Africa proudly hosted the national ‘ICT in the Classroom’ conference at Brescia House School from 5 – 7 October 2017. Over 400 hundred delegates from around the country attended the conference, including ed...Read more
Yes, we are excited about our four international keynote speakers who will be presenting at the SchoolNet ICT in the Classroom Conference on 5-7 October at Brescia House in Johannesburg. The draft program is downloadable on our Conference page: http://www.schoolnet.org.za/conference2017/ We are also very excited about our many local presenters who will be delivering really exciting sessions, but this post focuses our four keynote presenters, all international speakers, three of whom are from...Read more
In addition to the great line up of three international speakers who will be presenting at the SchoolNet SA conference, we are just as excited to be showcasing extraordinary South African teachers, and their projects and experiences of using technology in the classroom.
Sariejtie Musgrave of HigherEdPartnersSA in conjunction with the University of the Free State will be presenting the keynote presentation entitled “Anywhere, anytime learning from the perspective of the learner and the teacher as a li...Read more
The SchoolNet SA conference covers a number of themes that focus on digital learning in the Foundation, GET and FET schooling phases. Delegates can expect to attend three days of professional development, hands-on workshops and inspiring keynotes – all of which are all covered in the ticket price, inclusive of teas and lunches and a special birthday celebration event.
Whilst we are sure that the conference is going to be excellent value for money, we know that many schools battle to fun...Read more