A blog from our founder for Women's Day

A blog from our founder for Women's Day
Posted: 08 Aug 2018


Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women's Day and honour the women of our nation. But what is the real meaning of Women’s Day? I believe it represents something inimitable to women: unity, equality, recognition, achievement, respect, appreciatio...
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It’s project time! Project success tips.

It’s project time! Project success tips.
Posted: 03 Aug 2018


School projects can be exciting, knowledgeable journeys for a child, but the methodology can be filled with difficulties and challenges.   Long before learners enter the workforce, collaboration happens within the school environment as they ofte...
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Don’t miss the longest lunar eclipse of the century!

Don’t miss the longest lunar eclipse of the century!
Posted: 24 Jul 2018


The longest total eclipse of the 21st century will take place on Friday, 27 July 2018. The eclipse creates a 'blood moon' that will light the night-time sky in a red hue. It is also called the ‘Buck Moon’, after the new antlers that emerge from bu...
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Teach children about the value of community service this Mandela Day

Teach children about the value of community service this Mandela Day
Posted: 18 Jul 2018


Mandela Day reminds us about Nelson Mandela's life's work and how we should continue his legacy through acts of kindness. People are asked to spend 67 minutes of the day helping someone else.   Helping others is the first step in making the worl...
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News on improved reading ability in new published trial 2017

News on improved reading ability in new published trial 2017
Posted: 12 Jul 2018


Dr Mats Johnson presents Equazen eye q clinical trial at Swiss Neuro-paediatrics Association annual meeting showing improved reading ability.    Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important membrane components of the brain. Accumulating evidenc...
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It’s a done deal! NeuroVance Kids for us!

It’s a done deal! NeuroVance Kids for us!
Posted: 04 Jul 2018


Read a blog written by renowned mommy blogger and e-Classroom member, Mariska Mansell who used ‘Neurovance Kids’ and describes how it helped her child. It’s a done deal! NeuroVance Kids for us! I have to admit, although things were going better ...
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Paper Mate Inspiration

Paper Mate Inspiration
Posted: 28 Jun 2018


Using bullet Journaling to make the most of notetaking with Paper Mate® InkJoy ® Gel pens. Let’s face it: taking notes is usually not a highlight of your day. Depending on your style and speed, this essential but mind-numbing task can quickly bec...
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Bake your way to New York!

Bake your way to New York!
Posted: 16 May 2018


We’re on the hunt for South Africa’s No.1 cake! Do you have the winning recipe? Your culinary creation could take you to New York City on an all-expenses-paid trip worth R150 000. HOW TO ENTER Whether it’s sweet or savoury, baked or set, a famil...
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Nutri-B

Nutri-B
Posted: 16 May 2018


Low energy and fatigue can contribute to increased stress levels. Vitamin B is well-known for keeping energy levels high and improving cognitive performance which can have a positive effect. Supplementing with a vitamin B complex can help keep ene...
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Exam Time = Stress Time

Exam Time = Stress Time
Posted: 16 May 2018


Students preparing for exams often feel intense pressure from peers, family and school. This is a time of immeasurable stress which results in feelings of anxiety or nervousness and can interfere with the student’s daily life. A student’s wellbein...
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The 2018 National Spelling Bee Championships

The 2018 National Spelling Bee Championships
Posted: 16 May 2018


The 2018 National Spelling Bee Championships is now open for entries. All primary schools, including independent schools, from Grades 4 to 6 are invited to register for participation in the Championships. Home Education learners and special school...
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Poster Competition for Grade 6 Learners

Poster Competition for Grade 6 Learners
Posted: 25 Apr 2018


The South African Guide Dogs association’s mission is to enhance the mobility and independence of people who have visual, physical and developmental needs. To create awareness for the organisation, learners are encouraged to create a poster which ...
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Studying doesn’t have to be so stressful!

Studying doesn’t have to be so stressful!
Posted: 25 Apr 2018


Nothing creates fear and anxiety in the minds of students like a big test or exam. Wanting to study is one thing, but it can be difficult to without the proper guidance. It’s important for children to build good study skills early in their schooli...
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CPD Course Receives Excellent Feedback

CPD Course Receives Excellent Feedback
Posted: 25 Apr 2018


The Social and Emotional CPD course has been very well received with many schools signing up on a ‘whole-school’ basis, as well as individual educators and professionals taking the initiative. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, which is re...
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Fundraising is a vital necessity for schools : Refer and Earn

Fundraising is a vital necessity for schools : Refer and Earn
Posted: 25 Apr 2018


We have developed an affiliate programme for schools to earn cash back when they refer parents to sign up to our platform. With exams looming, what better way than to encourage parents to sign up and help support their children during exams and ea...
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NSC Exam Timetable 2018

NSC Exam Timetable 2018
Posted: 13 Mar 2018


National Senior Certificate Exam Timetable 2018 Click on the link below to view, download or print the timetable:     https://www.education.gov.za/Portals/0/Documents/Publications/2018%20SC%20Exams%20Timetable.pdf
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Ideas for raising kids with a healthy dose of self-esteem

Ideas for raising kids with a healthy dose of self-esteem
Posted: 23 Feb 2018


Linda Joyce Bruce, developer of the E-Classroom SACE accredited Social Emotional Learning CPD course (45 points earned on completion) shares her ideas on raising kids with a healthy dose of self-esteem. A great read for parents and teachers alike....
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What To Do In Your Gap Year

What To Do In Your Gap Year
Posted: 05 Dec 2017


What do I do now that I have finished my last exam? What can I do in my gap year? What can I do next year? These may be the questions you are asking yourself. Did you know that a quarter of students do not know what to do after compulsory educa...
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Technology and e-Learning challenges

Technology and e-Learning challenges
Posted: 02 Oct 2017


A digital tsunami is sweeping education. Students, teachers and schools are being swept along by a tidal wave of enthusiasm for what many believe is going to solve all our education problems. The primary driver for this transformation in educatio...
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Effective study Techniques

Effective study Techniques
Posted: 02 Oct 2017


Every-one uses different study methods. The basic types of studying are Visual, Auditory, Emotional and Kinaesthetic. At E-Classroom, we want to help you find your best studying techniques to ace those exams!  We found this useful blog post which ...
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Exam Timetables 2017

Exam Timetables 2017
Posted: 31 May 2017


Click on the links below to view, download or print the timetables: SENIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS TIMETABLE 2017 NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (NSC) EXAMINATIONS TIMETABLE 2017
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Can South Africa learn from Finland’s renowned education system?

Can South Africa learn from Finland’s renowned education system?
Posted: 14 Feb 2017


Finland’s education system has been in the news recently with sensational headlines declaring that they will be the first country in the world to do away with school subjects. Firstly, the reports are not entirely true. Finland is not actually do...
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Grade 6 animal welfare ambassadors announced
Posted: 08 Jun 2016


Here are the October winners The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is running a competition through e-Classroom to find ten Grade 6 animal welfare ambassadors to represent them in the school environment. The response is overwhelming a...
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How to cope with exam pressure

How to cope with exam pressure
Posted: 23 May 2016


In today’s competitive world, learners have to meet the demands of the classroom while at the same time taking time out for self-study and exam preparation. All these goings-on can put the learner under a tremendous amount of pressure, and writing...
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Is it time to do away with homework?

Is it time to do away with homework?
Posted: 18 May 2016


When Sun Valley Primary in Cape Town made a decision to ban homework last year it stirred up a heated debate, and the discussion has by no means settled. To those of us who grew up in an era when nobody dared question the existence of homework it...
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School hero: Mrs Roe of Bedfordview Primary

School hero: Mrs Roe of Bedfordview Primary
Posted: 15 Mar 2016


Every month we highlight a teacher or learner who gets a gold star for being a hero in their school, community or home. This month it’s Mrs Roe of Bedfordview Primary in Gauteng. Heroic act: Great teacher Mrs Roe exemplifies the definition of “b...
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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 3 MARCH 2016

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 3 MARCH 2016
Posted: 03 Mar 2016


Visit the General Revision section of English Home Language to access IFAW-sponsored content that focuses on protecting our endangered animal species. This content can be used to highlight the importance of protecting wild animals to learners, whi...
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School heroes: Lwethu Ngcongo and Xolisa Mangaliso

School heroes: Lwethu Ngcongo and Xolisa Mangaliso
Posted: 18 Jan 2016


Every month we highlight teachers or learners who get a gold star for being heroes in their school, community or home. This month it’s Lwethu Ngcongo and Xolisa Mangaliso from Booysens Park Primary in Bethelsdorp. Heroic act: Sport (Rugby) Lweth...
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School hero: Lakhe Mdeliswe of Cedarberg Primary

School hero: Lakhe Mdeliswe of Cedarberg Primary
Posted: 27 Oct 2015


Every month we highlight a teacher or learner who gets a gold star for being a hero in their school, community or home. This month it’s Lakhe Mdeliswe from Cedarberg Primary in Port Elizabeth. Heroic act: Community upliftment Lakhe is a grade 7 ...
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#FeesMustFall highlights challenges and opportunities

#FeesMustFall highlights challenges and opportunities
Posted: 27 Oct 2015


The big news in South Africa this past week has been the countrywide #FeesMustFall protests against the high costs of tertiary education. The protests were sparked by anger over double digit increases for next year’s tuition fees, and soon escalat...
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The E-classroom makeover is here at last!

The E-classroom makeover is here at last!
Posted: 18 Sep 2015


From humble beginnings, E-classroom grew… and grew … and grew! As is so often the case, while we were doing all this growing, we got a little out of shape. Makeover time! We put a survey out and asked our users what they wanted to see. The resu...
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School Hero: Ms S Singh from Clayridge Primary School in KZN

School Hero: Ms S Singh from Clayridge Primary School in KZN
Posted: 10 Sep 2015


Every month we highlight a teacher or learner who gets a gold star for being a hero in their school, community or home. This month it’s Ms S Singh from Claryidge Primary in KwaZulu-Natal. Ms Singh has been the Pick n Pay School Club coordinator ...
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Twitter Chats - July 2012
Posted: 29 Jul 2012


It is quite amazing to see how social networking is changing things for many people. More and more people are using Twitter to communicate. An aspect that has interested me is noticing the increasing popularity of Twitter chats. Twitter chats have...
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Welcome back to school!
Posted: 15 Jul 2012


I hope you had relaxing holidays and that your mind is fresh and ready to start the new term. Over the holidays, the e-Classroom team has worked hard to develop support worksheets to assist you while planning your class work. Have a look at how yo...
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TeachMeets
Posted: 26 Jun 2012


One of the new forms of professional development around technology integration that has intrigued me is the move towards ‘TeachMeets’. This is all part of the social networking age of ‘sharing’ information. TeachMeets are a world-wide phenomenon w...
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