RSSSummer 2014

No more Wikiwashing

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
No more Wikiwashing

Although many teachers disparage its reliability, Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia built collaboratively, has been named by Alexa.com as the sixth-most popular website in the world. The Wikimedia Foundation, which backs the enterprise, is now set to change its terms of use in a fundamental way. Wikimedia says that paid contributors to the encyclopaedia must […]

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Kingsmead College Junior School officially a Thinking School

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kingsmead College Junior School officially a Thinking School

Kingsmead Junior School in Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng, has been awarded international Thinking School status through the United Kingdom’s University of Exeter’s Cognitive Education Unit.1

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Don’t curtail the curriculum vitae: Kearsney choristers ‘carpe diem’

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Don’t curtail the curriculum vitae: Kearsney choristers ‘carpe diem’

Dispelling traditionally held views regarding choir boys, many members of the Kearsney College choir play first team and provincial sports.

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Doing it ourselves: developing a ‘teach-know-logical APProach’ at Woodlands International College

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Doing it ourselves: developing a ‘teach-know-logical APProach’ at Woodlands International College

By Clint Gaffney After a lengthy series of discussions and much research, Woodlands International College in Boksburg on the East Rand in Gauteng recently made the following critical educational decision: technology is not something that we should be waiting around to discover after the fact. Rather, we as a college should spearhead a ‘teach-know-logical APProach’. […]

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The pipes, the pipes are calling: the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band

| November 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
The pipes, the pipes are calling: the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band

For the last 76 years, the haunting melody of the pipes have drifted across the playing fields of St Andrew’s College and out over the rest of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

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Reaching out: let’s talk about race

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Reaching out: let’s talk about race

As South Africans, we have a long and complex history with race and its implications for one’s life chances.

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Enabling integration: the Bishop Bavin Language School

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enabling integration: the Bishop Bavin Language School

A first day in a new school can always be daunting for any child, but imagine being a child who is starting school, not only in a new environment, but a completely foreign one as well.

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Caution: magic at work – Grantley College ‘minds the gap’

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Caution: magic at work – Grantley College ‘minds the gap’

Grantley College was founded in 1964 by Grant Levay, who realised the need for a school that offered specialised education for high school students with learning difficulties.

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Six characteristics of great professional development (and great classrooms)

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Six characteristics of great professional development (and great classrooms)

By Tom Daccord For nearly a dozen years, I’ve travelled to various schools to deliver professional development (PD) workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many education technology workshops and presentations at schools, conferences and ‘un-conferences’.1 These experiences have taught me that if our goal is to create fundamental change in […]

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If you build it, they will come: Let Them Grow Daycare Centre

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
If you build it, they will come: Let Them Grow Daycare Centre

Let Them Grow (LTG) is a private baby day-care centre and proud ISASA member situated in the leafy suburb of Northcliff in Johannesburg, in Gauteng.

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Parklands College integrates robotics as a compulsory curriculum subject

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Parklands College integrates robotics as a compulsory curriculum subject

There has been a phenomenal interest in robotics from learners at Parklands College. Robotics was added to the extracurricular programme at the college in 2012 and has now been integrated as a compulsory subject for Grade 1-7 learners. Extracurricular robotics is also still available to grade 4-9 learners, for extension and competition preparation. Parklands values […]

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