Thursday, 7 May 2015

Count Down to the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference plus some options…

There are less than two months to go until the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference. If you would like to attend, but are wondering how you will cover the costs, below are some options to consider:
conference-JulyApply to be a presenter

Presenters for sessions lasting an hour or more do not need to pay the conference fee to attend the conference and presenters of half hour sessions get 50% off the conference fee. Please consider sharing your leadership strategies, innovative lessons and technical know-how with other delegates (whilst making a saving for yourself ).


If you would like to present a session at the ICT in the Classroom Conference, fill in the online form (http://www.schoolnet.org.za/schoolnet-conference-2015/presenters/). You can chose between offering a session that is half an hour, one hour or two hours in length and can decide if you would like to do your session as a classroom or computer lab workshop or as a presentation.

The ICT in the Classroom conference is not an academic conference – instead we welcome practical sessions where the audience will be engaged and active participants and where teachers can learn from the experiences of other teachers. Your presentation/s can cover one or more of the following themes:
· Curriculum Delivery through Digital Content
· Technologies for Foundation Phase
· Learning with Mobile Technologies
· ICT Leadership in the School
· Connecting Classrooms
· Innovative Teaching
· Technical Matters


Enter the Microsoft Use it – Share it – Like it competition

Up to five lucky teachers stand to win a trip to the SchoolNet SA ICT in the Classroom conference – with their conference fee, travel and accommodation sponsored by Microsoft.

To enter this competition, use one of the new Microsoft tools listed below. Put a public post on your Facebook account with the hashtag #MSToolsInEdu15 in which you describe how you have used the tool/s to enhance your teaching and what effect they have had. If your post is one of the “most liked” ideas – you could be one of the lucky winners.

Below are links to some of the new (mostly free) tools from Microsoft that we’d like to see you using in the competition.  If you have not used any of these tools before, use this as an opportunity to try one or more of them out.
Read more about this competition here: http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/2015/04/microsoft-tools-competition-use-it.html

We’ll be looking out for your entries – and hope to see you telling us about your tools at the conference!

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