Oct 31 2012

This blog has moved!!

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I have decided to move this blog to my own server in order to have more control, so if you are following my blog, please adjust your bookmarks- the web address will stay the same: www.school2.co.za or
www.maggie.za.net/school2
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You can also follow my facebook page here: http://goo.gl/HoQFU
See you on the other side….

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May 03 2012

Call for papers: Innovate 2012, ICT Conference for Teachers

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e-Schools’ Network will be holding its 8th national teacher conference on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2012. This conference will cover a wide range of topics over a 3 day period during the school holidays – focusing on mobile technologies and integrating ICTs in the classroom to enrich the lives of both teacher and learner.

We will be running presentations and hands-on workshops and will be introducing new technologies to teachers and discussing the importance and use of mobile technology and ICT in education.

This is an environment for teachers and educators to network with other teachers and educators and discusses the real issues associated with introducing ICT into lessons, and using it as an effective teaching tool.

You are invited to share your experiences and programmes that you have developed in your classrooms with an audience that is open and eager to learn and to take back your experiences and adapt them to enhance the learning experience in their classrooms.

Information for Potential Presenters

  • You are invited to submit an abstract of your presentation by logging on to www.conf2012.school.za, which will be available from end of 1st March 2012, to reach us no later than 30th June 2012.
  • The main presenter must register as a presenter.  You will then be able to add the abstract and title of the presentation.  Only the main presenter will be able to edit the presentation information.
  • If you have a co-presenter they will also need to register as a presenter.   The co-presenter will select the presentation from a drop down list.
  • If you need help please call the helpdesk on 021 6749140.
  • e-Schools’ Network will notify you by email by the 30th July 2012 if your presentation has been accepted or rejected.  You will need to confirm receipt of this email.
  • Once accepted you will automatically become a non paying delegate of the conference.
  • If accepted you must submit / supply e-Schools’ Network with your conference documentation (written presentation, slide show or similar) to reach us no later than 30th August 2012.  No late presentations will be considered.
  • The conference is being held at Wynberg Girls High School, Aliwal Rd Wynberg, Cape Town.
  • The target audience is
  • Teachers who use ICTs and those who don’t but would like to know more.
  • School Management.
  • Provincial Education Managers and Curriculum Advisors.
  • Anyone who is interested in making a contribution to Educational ICTs.
  • Presentation rooms will have a computer and projector.  Three computer laboratories will be available for hands on presentations.
  • Light lunches and teas will be provided.
  • The length of a presentation is 45 minutes.  If you have a longer presentation, then a time of 90 minutes may be considered.

  • Tracks

    • Plenary
    • Innovation in ICT
    • Teaching and Learning with ICTs
    • Classroom Technologies
    • Mobile Learning
    • Internet Child Safety
    • Future Classrooms
    • Special Needs
    • School Management Systems

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    Mar 30 2012

    The lecturer that flipped

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    Work through the material on flipped classrooms here

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    Mar 29 2012

    Rate your professor: You fail

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    My talk at the ICT in Higher Education Forum aims to get academics to develop their digital presence,

    Rate Your Professor

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    Mar 25 2012

    School 2.0 Bookmarks (weekly)

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    Mar 20 2012

    What does it looks like when its fixed

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    The CSIR Meraka Institute and partners have been working on various ICT for Education (ICT4E) concepts, prototypes and products over the past year, with a view towards providing new/complementary models and options for the integration of ICTs into the schooling system. This has happened within the context of new and exciting paradigm shifts within the technology ecosystem, both in South Africa and the world.

    Although many of the outputs are the result of ICT4E research over the past few years, a more holistic, systemic approach has also been undertaken. Over the past year, using the Safe Communities of Opportunity (SCOP) modeling methodology, an “Education Knowledge Collaboratory” model has been populated to provide a context for the best application of ICT4E. The methodological approach requires that a vision (in this case in-school education) of “what it looks like when it’s fixed” be articulated as a system that is made up of 48 elements and a range of stakeholders who can influence and impact the status of the system through their relationship with the elements.

    The model has been developed through consultative processes including workshops (both directly a part of this project and benefitting from other workshops facilitated during this period) and literature review. Indicators for progress towards “what it looks like when it’s fixed”, i.e. the model that reflects the vision, have been researched and added to the model.

    To activate the model as a useful tool for benchmarking and monitoring the contribution of ICT to Education, we need to interrogate the relationship between existing and potential ICT interventions, programmes and projects and the elements and stakeholders of “what it looks like when it’s fixed”. To achieve this, we invite your participation in a workshop to be held on 20 March 2012 at CSIR Meraka Institute, from 09h30 – 16h00.

    The agenda:
    1. Review of development of the ICT for Education model.
    2. Discussion and any refinement that arises.
    3. Assessment of ICT interventions that are known to be or may be useful to the achievement of the vision.
    4. Matching of ICT interventions and elements.
    5. Discussion and agreement on the final model.

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    Mar 18 2012

    School 2.0 Bookmarks (weekly)

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    Mar 14 2012

    Our presentations from #icthedafrica

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    Mar 11 2012

    School 2.0 Bookmarks (weekly)

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    • Apple iPhones are one of the most popular smart phones on the market today. Thousands of iPhone apps are available for download and every day millions of people across the world download these apps. This free online course is a series of video lectures that bring you through the process of iPhone app development. The course introduces you to the Objective-C programming language and how it is used to program iPhone apps. You will learn about the features of the Mac OS X such as the Core OS level, Core Services level, Media level and Cocoa Touch level. You will also learn about programming for single touch and multi-touch functionality and how to develop iPhone apps that use the built-in accelerometer. This course will be of great interest to professionals who develop applications for mobile phones and the iPhone in particular, and to students who want greater knowledge and understanding about iPhone app development. Many people make a lot of money from developing high quality apps for the iPhone. Study this course and you could perhaps join this elite group!

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    Feb 26 2012

    School 2.0 Bookmarks (weekly)

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