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INVITATION TO ENROL FOR A FREE ONLINE COURSE The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) is a programme designed to promote a digital education environment. The goal is to develop leaders who can demonstrate how to use ICTs effectively and influence others around them to use digital technology appropriately and effectively for learning (and earning) and support sustainable development. What will I Benefit: Earn an International Certificate from the Commonwealth of Learning...

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Agnes Rasesemola – Spreading the reach of the SchoolNet Digital Learning Conference

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...

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Elfas Mcloud – Bringing hope to Africa through digital access

As a computer scientist, pastor and human rights activist, Elfas Mcloud Zadzagomo Shangwa’s passion is ensuring that every village girl in Africa connected to the internet. He believes that access to the internet will help girls to combat challenges that they face as a result of a lack of information. Elfas, who holds a diploma in Computer Science, currently heads up the ICT program at Step Ahead Primary School, where SchoolNet SA recently ran a YouthSpark workshop on basic coding skills. As a co...

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Teacher Spotlight: Violet Ramokoni Shadung from Ruabohlale Secondary School

Submitted by Mathapelo Sehume from SchoolNet This month’s spotlight is on Ms Violet Shadung, a Grade 8 -11 English, Maths and Technology teacher from Ruabohlale Secondary School. Ms Shadung started basic ICT skills training in 2016 along with her colleagues from Ruabohlale Secondary. Back when she started her journey, the “only thing she could do on her computer was type”. Since her participation in basic ICT skills workshops, she has improved her technology skills and now considers herself ...

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Educator Spotlight #1: Adil Mungalee – Using Microsoft OneNote

This is the first post in a new series called ‘Educator Spotlight’ highlighting South African educators using ICT Technology effectively in the classroom. In this post we focus on Adil Mungalee, Deputy Principal, Dr Yusuf Dadoo Primary School in Krugersdorp.   “Technology today has moved at such a quick pace, that every industry is employing ICT’s in some way or the other, so why should the schools not be at the forefront?” This is the viewpoint of Adil Mungalee, Deputy Principal at D...

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Calling all Grade 6/7 teachers at public schools in SA – an opportunity to collaborate with Vietnam and Canada in Digital Storytelling. Interested?

SchoolNetSA has received an email from a teacher in Canada who is offering a wonderful opportunity to a Grade 6 or 7 teacher and class in SA in digital storytelling as from September 2016 and probably continuing till the same time the following year.  Would you be interested? You would need constant access to computers. The teacher would need to be open to using photography and making digital stories with his/her students. Experience with those media forms is not necessary as Hoa Truong-White will ...

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Congratulations to Karen Stadler–‘ISTE Honours Education Leaders for Transforming Learning Through Innovation With 2014 Awards by ISTE’

SchoolNetSA wishes to congratulate Karen Stadler for an amazing achievement. She has won a very coveted award from ISTE for her amazing, collaborative ‘Save the Rhino’ project. Karen has got teachers and classes from a large array of countries working on this global project. Every year ISTE, the world’s largest technology in the classroom conference, gives special recognition to teachers who have impacted education. One of these special awards is called the SIGOL OnlineLearning Award. “Since 19...

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Judi Francisco’s amazing Grade 6 blended/flipped classroom project at Micklefield Primary

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...

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