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The amazing race: learners build MINI model cars, and race them using iPads

mini race There was speed, thrills and adrenaline as the Grade 10 learners from Soshanguve Technical High School raced their own MINI model cars, which were remote controlled using iPads. The initiative, a partnership between iSchoolAfrica, MINI and iGlobe, combined learning, fun and technology to boost learners’ skills and confidence. For the initiative, grade 10 learners built iPad remote-controlled MINI model cars which they designed using recyclable materials as

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Thuthuzekani Primary School Press Team – taking on the digital world!

From ShandukaFoundation The Thuthuzekani Primary School Press Team is one of the Foundation’s first adopted schools and one of ISchool Africa’s youngest Youth Press Teams. Through the ISchool Africa Youth Team programme, these young school children have been taught how to use iPads, Apple apps, a tri-pod and a microphone. They were selected to cover the first South African iPad Summit. This summit featured international speakers and welcomed over 400 teachers. The team brainstormed, scripted, filmed and

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These children cross rivers to get to school each day so they can explore with their new iPads

Click here to download the PDF. NOSICELO Matandabuzo was nominated by one of her Grade 4 learners as a teacher who brings change in their community in Elliotdale in the Eastern Cape. “During break we go to borrow some of the books she sources and displays in a corner of the staffroom. In the morning she makes sure we eat and in class she ensures

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Winners of the Apple in Education 2014 awards announced

Teachers, parents and students celebrated the brilliant relationship of tech and the classroom, at the Apple in Education awards in mid November. The competition, in its sixth year, recognises and awards learners who have created innovative projects using Apple technology, and the teachers who have guided them. In this year’s competition, entries came from 72 government, private, rural and township schools in nine provinces, and there were 562 projects received from grades 1 to

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What happens when you give a school 20 iPads? We went to have a look.

From Drum, Huisgenoot & You: Click here to download the pdf: Drum Huisgenoot You  When DRUM started the Teachers for Change project two years ago, the reaction was overwhelming. We were flooded with stories of teachers who inspire and change the lives of their learners. now, thanks to iPads from iSchoolAfrica and textbooks from Oxford University Press, last year’s winners in this special project are doing even better. here are two

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School maths is fun with iPad

From Sunday Tribune: iPads are being used to boost literacy and numeracy at both public and private schools with great success. One such school is Clarence Primary in Greyville. The school is one of about 100 across South Africa using iPads supplied by iSchoolAfrica, an organisation that brings the best technologies and teaching practices to under-resourced schools. Director Michelle Lissoos said the project started in 2011. "We

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Skole blink uit oor iPads

Vanaf Beeld: Onderrig in voorheen benadeelde skole in Daveyton aan die Oos-Rand verander drasties met innoverende iPad-tegnologie en leierskapinisiatiewe wat deur die Peermont-groep moontlik gemaak word. Clifford Elk, direkteur van die Peermont-skoolondersteuningsprogram, het gister by die Gugulesizwe Primary School en die Unity Secondary School in Daveyton gewys wat tegnologie kan bereik in skole met min hulpbronne. Peermont se R40 miljoen-program fokus op 25 skole in die Ekurhuleni- en Sedibeng-distrik en sal binne

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iPad successes at schools show need for gizmos in class

From TimesLive A remarkable success story at 25 schools in Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng, in Gauteng, shows how the use of information and communication technology, including iPads, can stimulate and encourage learning and teaching. The results of the introduction three years ago of the Peermont School Support Programme at these schools correspond with the results of an international study. Research into the use of iPads by Longfield

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iPads dra by tot beter prestasies

Vanaf Volksblad PRETORIA. – Onderrig in voorheen benadeelde skole in Daveyton aan die Oos-Rand verander nou dramaties met innoverende iPad-tegnologie en leierskapinisiatiewe wat deur die Peermont-groep moontlik gemaak word. Clifford Elk, direkteur van die Peermont-skoolondersteuningsprogram, het as voorloper tot ’n konferensie oor basiese onderwys wat volgende week in Johannesburg gehou word, gister by die Gugulesizwe Primary School en die Unity Secondary School in Daveyton gewys wat met tegnologie in

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