Telkom Foundation Webinar Invitation
It is a great pleasure to invite you to the first of the Telkom Foundation webinar series. This esteemed series revolves around hosting insightful debates between learners involved in the Telkom High School Programme. There will be a total of six webinars, with one taking place each month until the end of 2020.
The Telkom Foundation has had an immensely positive impact on several high schools and their students in the Tshwane district and the Eastern Cape over the las...Read more
Our #followfriday #fridayfeature #meetourstaff staff champion today is our fabulous Queen Bee, Brenda Mohale. Brenda is our Support specialist coordinator, she makes sure that all our learners and teachers’ development are conducted well by our team of school support specialists. She encourages and monitors that teachers and learners are practicing ICT in the classrooms and developing digital skills on a daily basis. Brenda is an education enthusiast, she sparks curiosity in learners and jump-star...Read more
The Royal Bafokeng Institute and the Lebone II College, in partnership with NorthWest Department of Basic Education, hosted the SchoolNet SA 2019 Digital Learning Conference between 26 and 28 June 2019. Four hundred and sixty eight delegates attended the conference, including teachers with a passion for digital learning, ICT coordinators and national and provincial eLearning officials.
Conference attendees enjoyed three days of professional development aligned to the following conference themes: Digita...Read more
The Technical Support Specialists based at Telkom Connected Schools in Zwide, Eastern Cape and Garankuwa, Gauteng have been using the last few weeks of school to expose learners to basic coding concepts. Learners have been working through the Minecraft themed Hour of Code tutorials which provide a fun, free, accessible introduction to coding using a series of simple drag-and-drop puzzles that get progressively more challenging. Microsoft Philanthropies supported these sessions by providing each participa...Read more
Many schools have finished exams and learners are waiting to get their reports. Technical Support Specialists based at Telkom Connected Schools in Zwide Township near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Garankuwa, Gauteng have been using this time productively to provide learners with the opportunity to try their hand at basic coding.
Brenda Mohale, based at NM Tsuene Secondary School and Mapfumo Mashau, based at Winterveldt Secondary School challenged their learners to complete the Minecraft t...Read more
Just because your school doesn’t offer Information Technology or Computer Applications Technology as subjects, doesn’t mean that you can’t expose your learners to a basic introduction to computer science and careers that use technology.
On 15 June 2018, sixteen teachers and four technology support specialists from Gauteng Telkom Connected schools tried their hand at basic coding at MH Baloyi High School. This session, facilitated by SchoolNet SA, forms part of the Microsoft YouthSpark p...Read more
In March 2018, SchoolNet SA’s operations manager Omashani Naidoo visited two Port Elizabeth High Schools that are part of the Telkom Connected Schools project to see how they are using their digital resources and to provide some on-the-spot coaching and mentoring. Here is a round-up of some of the best practices that were observed where digital tools were being used to enhance teaching and learning.
At Ndzondelelo High School:
Ms Busi Hlongo, a Grade 8 Life Orientation teacher, was teaching ...Read more
Mr Matshele of NM Tsuene Secondary School is an exemplary principal who leads by example. He has been attending the SchoolNet SA Change Leadership course as part of the Telkom connected schools project.
In addition to learning some new skills as part of this program, Mr Matshele has got some great strategies of his own that help him to successfully lead his school. These include:
1. Accept criticism – accepting criticism is a sign that one is willing to learn and become better at what they do.
2. Sa...Read more
NM Tsuene Secondary School is a small school nestled in Ga-Rankuwa unit 3. The school is part of the Telkom connected schools project and it stands out because teachers at the school are keen on learning and are very positive towards using technologies in the classroom for teaching and learning.
The principal at the school Mr Nicholas Matshele is a hands-on principal who also teaches Grade 12 Life Sciences. Mr Matshele admits that he may not have the best administration skills however he believes that...Read more
The Telkom Foundation will once again be
hosting a Connected Youth workshop in Mamelodi, Pretoria on the 26th
November 2015. Connected Youth is an initiative that has been growing in the
last couple of years. This workshop call on volunteers to help youth from local
communities grow their soft skills, digital skills and are provided with motivational
speakers to help encourage and grow our youth in skills to make them more
attuned to the needs in the job market.
The workshop will be hosted between...Read more