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Autumn 2015 edition now online

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Autumn 2015 edition now online

All articles from the Autumn, 2015 edition reproduced online.

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Brescia House School selected as a 2014/ 2015 Microsoft Showcase School

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brescia House School selected as a 2014/ 2015 Microsoft Showcase School

BY HELGA BISHOP Brescia House School, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, along with four of its teachers, has been recognised as a global leader in successful integrations of technology with teaching and learning. Brescia has been selected by Microsoft as a 2014/2015 Microsoft Showcase School1 for its excellence in transforming the learning environment to deliver more personalised […]

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Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

Title: Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age Author: William Powers Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 978-1-921640-78-0 This book is about a yearning and a need. It’s about finding a quiet, spacious place where the mind can wander free. We all know what that place feels like, and […]

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No ‘hit or myth’ here: Unicorn Preparatory School targets technology

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
No ‘hit or myth’ here: Unicorn Preparatory School targets technology

Unicorn Preparatory School is a Christian, English-medium day school catering for 346 boys and girls from Grade R to Grade 7. In 2015, Unicorn Preparatory celebrates 21 years as an independent school and its 43rd birthday.

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Journeys Common Core

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Journeys Common Core

Title: Journeys C ommon C ore: C atholic Identity Edition Authors: James F. Baumann, David J. Chard, Jamal Cooks, J. David Cooper, Russell Gersten, Marjorie Lipson, Lesley Mandel Morrow, John J. Pikulski, Hector H. Rivera, Mabel Rivera, Shane Templeton, Sheila W. Valencia, Catherine Valentino, MaryEllen Vogt, Irene Fountas Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company ISBN: […]

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Second chances

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Second chances

Title: Second chances Author: Maria Phalime Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-15067-0 Title: Doorways Author: Charmaine Kendal Title: The C lub Author: Stephen Finn Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-17652-2 Reviewed by: Fiona de Villiers Second chances, a short novel by Maria Phalime, The Club, a short play by Stephen Finn […]

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Microsoft recognises the innovative use of technology by Elkanah House teachers

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Microsoft recognises the innovative use of technology by Elkanah House teachers

In November 2014, four Elkanah House School teachers were selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts for 2015.1 This ISASA member school is in Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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Nora Webster

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nora Webster

Title: Nora Webster Author: Colm Tóibín Publisher: Viking (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0-670-91815-7 Reviewed by: David Lea Colm Tóibín’s Costa award-winning novel Brooklyn told the story of a young Irish woman who emigrated to a new life and opportunities in America in the 1960s. The town that she left, Enniscorthy, on the south-east coast of Ireland, is […]

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Another brick in the wall

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

A common error new teachers make is that they anthropomorphise teenagers. They make the faulty assumption that teenagers are human. Forgive them. In their ignorant ‘love-the-world’ state, it is excusable. One should remember that animal lovers are prone to the same mistake about the rat-sized animals on their laps loosely classified as ‘dogs’.

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Get coding

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Get coding

If the summer holidays prevented your students from celebrating Computer Science Week in December last year, you and your students can log onto http://hourofcode.com/us right now.

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Technology and terror at Gunning School

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Technology and terror at Gunning School

It’s a bitter irony that a school in the state of Delaware in the US that recently outfitted all staff members with handheld whiteboards that double up as bulletproof shields bears the name Gunning.

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