Wednesday, 26 March 2014

DBE and DOC partner with Telkom to rollout 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy E-Connectivity Project in Schools – SchoolNet is Intel’s training partner in the project

Submitted by Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet
The Department of Communications in partnership with the Department of Basic Education has been rolling out end-to-end ICT solutions to selected schools. The selected schools each receive 20 laptops with sponsored connectivity.  Telkom SA supplied the laptops and the equipment for internet connectivity for each of the 1650 schools.  Intel South Africa is sponsoring teacher training on the provided equipment and SchoolNet as Intel's training partner, will provide this training. 

The seven launch schools
The seven launch schools were the first to receive training. SchoolNet has completed the Intel Teach Getting Started training sponsored by Intel SA in these launch schools. The seven schools received 20 laptops each with wifi internet access across the entire school and they also have access to the DBE's educloud portal which is continually being updated. The schools are all prepped for the launch of this programme known as the Schools Connectivity programme which is a part the FIFA legacy schools project
The launch event took place today in various parts of the country. SchoolNet' s Operations Manager, Ms Omashani Naidoo attended the Free State launch at Senakangwedi Secondary School and sent some tweets. 

The launch at Senakangwedi as highlighted on Twitter.


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The remaining schools in the project have received their equipment and SchoolNet, together will Telkom, will ensure that schools receive training once all the equipment is fully installed. This training will commence in the second quarter. Three ICT champions per school will be trained as master trainers who will then implement an internal professional development plan for teachers at their respective schools. All teachers will be offered webinar support as well as competitions for teachers to showcase how their teaching practice is evolving as a result of ICTs

2 comments:

  1. In Mpumalanga, we also hosted a satellite launch at Sifundise Primary School. We were linked to the main event in Bloemfontein.We are looking forward for our educators to get full training and as I am also involved in training educators in the Nkangala District, all looks good for this project.

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