Thursday, 29 March 2012

Announcing the finalists in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum 2012

Submitted by Fiona Beal
Join us to celebrate with Microsoft Partners in Learning and SchoolNet SA the 20 educators selected to attend the 2012 South African Partners in Learning Forum. (This competition was previously known as the Microsoft Innovative Teachers’ Forum).

2011 winners

Here is a selection of photos of the winners from last year’s Partners in Learning Forum 2011 that was held in Johannesburg. More photos can be found here.

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This year's finalists

This year’s twenty finalists, educators from all parts of South Africa, will be excitedly winging their way to Durban on Sunday 1st April to present their projects and to show the judges how they have used technology to creatively engage their learners. We wish our twenty finalists well as they get together all their bits and pieces such as evidence of work for this amazing event. Part of the requirement of the day is that the finalists create a poster that illustrates their project. Microsoft certainly puts a huge effort worldwide not only into bringing next-generation ideas, technologies, and 21st century thinking into curricula and classrooms across the world, but also in providing motivational events such as this Forum where teachers can be recognised for their educational efforts. In South Africa Microsoft partners with SchoolNet SA in arranging all the aspects of this Forum.

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Winners 2010

This Forum is taking place on April 1st and 2nd in Durban KwaZulu-Natal. This year, the twenty finalists are not only invited to attend the Forum, they are also being sponsored by Microsoft to attend the South African Basic Education Conference as part of their prize. The Awards ceremony takes place at 6:30pm on Monday 2nd April at the Conference.Five of these finalists will go through to the next round which is the Middle East and Africa Forum in Morocco in July.
You must be wondering who this year’s finalists are, and what their projects are called? The details follow below.

Watch this space! Next week we will update you on the Partners in Learning Forum South African finals. 
Caroline Adelaar St Mary’s College, Johannesburg
Mabore Lekalakala Toronto Primary School, Polokwane
Lazily Learning
Nkosilathi Dlodlo Batswana Secondary School, Mafikeng
Serving water to save
Michelle Dreyer Courtrai Primary School, Paarl
Riathe Engels Harmonie Primary School, Virginia
Innovative Ways to recycle – Trash Art
Mawell Funo Mkhanyiseli Primary, Cape Town
Our community, our pride
Gilmour Gordon Elkanah House School, Cape Town
Fun with class music
Lisa Gair The Rock Academy, Fish Hoek
Cultural Exchange
Sarah Hanton Victoria Girls High School, Grahamstown
Good Vibrations through Social Networking
Boudina McConnachie Victoria Girls High School, Grahamstown
Good Vibrations through Social Networking
Siobhan Lowe Somerset House, Somerset West
ICT'd!Innovative and creative travel document
Jenny Martin Somerset House, Somerset West
T-ICT 7.0
Joan Martin Durban Girl’s College, Durban
Project Runway
Gaye Pieterse Durban Girl’s College, Durban
Inside Outside
Hafeeza Mayet Marlboro Gardens Secondary School, Johannesburg
Mathe City
Lerato Mazimba St. Bernard's High School, Bloemfontein
From Trash to Couture
Nombuso Mnguni Asithuthuke Combined School, Balgowan
Designing and building a model of a bridge
Neith Moore Durban Girls’ High School, Durban
The Mobile Digital Classroom – ’flipping’ a studio
Anita van Vuuren Primêre Skool Universitas, Bloemfontein
Charli Wiggil Eden College, Durban
Braille Memory Game and Toys for the Blind
Clair Dean Stirling Primary School
Stop, Look, Save the rhino

1 comment:

  1. Wishing all the finalists everything of the best for this weekend, and a special mention for Gilmour - keep the Elkanah name high!!