Developing Social Skills in Children and Teens

Developing Social Skills in Children and Teens
Posted: 21 Oct 2019


Although we value independence highly in our society, research actually shows that genuine caring and support is the most important resilience-building condition one can create. The support we receive socially and emotionally acts as a buffer to t...
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Top nutrition tips for exams

Top nutrition tips for exams
Posted: 15 Oct 2019


As exams loom, late nights, stress and quick food fixes all play havoc with your ability to concentrate, take in information and the function of your overloaded brain. If you're hitting the books this October-November, follow these simple guidelin...
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Here is the NSC 2019 exam calendar

Here is the NSC 2019 exam calendar
Posted: 11 Oct 2019


The NSC 2019 finals are just around the corner. Exams start from 23 October to 28 November 2019. Click here to download the calendar    Best of luck to the matric class of 2019!
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Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Posted: 30 Sep 2019


Children and teens face daunting levels of stress in our fast-changing world today, but when they are taught how their brains are able to adapt and change in keeping with their environments, for their whole lifetime, it can reduce much of the stre...
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Working with different personalities in a classroom

Working with different personalities in a classroom
Posted: 22 Aug 2019


There are so many different personalities that fill our classrooms each day. We must learn to identify what motivates our students to learn and how to work with their personalities and learning styles so they can have the best academic outcomes.  ...
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How to improve your vocabulary

How to improve your vocabulary
Posted: 22 Jul 2019


Looking for tips to improve vocabulary? The key is to regularly learn new words. Most people struggle to increase their vocabulary as they do not engage in activities that expose them to new vocabulary after our formative years. Many people mistak...
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Danone Celebrates 100 Years Of Healthy Innovation With South African Children

Danone Celebrates 100 Years Of Healthy Innovation With South African Children
Posted: 03 Jul 2019


~ Celebrating The Next Generation and The Love Of Food ~   In 1919 Isaac Carasso created the first yoghurt in Spain with the humble mission to improve the health of children. The centennial celebration of Danone’s journey is themed; The Next Gen...
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2020 Vision – Tips For Starting School

2020 Vision – Tips For Starting School
Posted: 25 Jun 2019


It is said that hindsight is 20/20 vision, in other words we see what we should have done when it is too late. The year 2020 will be upon us before we know it, and if you are preparing your child for school you need foresight, not hindsight. When ...
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10 Easy Classroom Management Ideas

10 Easy Classroom Management Ideas
Posted: 19 Jun 2019


The Glossary of education reform defines classroom management in this way:  “Classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on task, and academica...
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Fun Ideas and Comprehension Strategies to Add Spice to Your Reading Lessons

Fun Ideas and Comprehension Strategies to Add Spice to Your Reading Lessons
Posted: 15 May 2019


“The more you read, the more things you’ll knowThe more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   So says Dr Seuss, and of course, we agree wholeheartedly with him.  It is important to get our children reading and loving it. It is also impor...
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Tackling sport with your reluctant child

Tackling sport with your reluctant child
Posted: 02 May 2019


Is your child reluctant to lace up and take to the field or court? Should this concern you and exactly how far should you push them to take up a sport?   Not all of us are born with power and grace of Chad Le Clos or the agility of Christian Ron...
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Building a balanced lunchbox

Building a balanced lunchbox
Posted: 01 Apr 2019


With the unpredictable nature of our day to day lives, preparing and packing a healthy lunchbox can be a difficult task. Finding time to shop and prepare interesting and healthy meals for school lunches can be stressful. But the foods we send to s...
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This Earth Hour, it's all sunshine and smiles for Liberty Promenade

This Earth Hour, it's all sunshine and smiles for Liberty Promenade
Posted: 27 Mar 2019


Together, let’s do our part to save the planet.   “Sustainability forms part of Liberty Two Degrees’ strategic pillars, whereby taking care of our natural environment and educating shoppers and the public in the preserving of precious resources ...
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Forest products matter – every day in every way

Forest products matter – every day in every way
Posted: 25 Mar 2019


International Day of the Forests – 21 March   Johannesburg – 21 March 2019 - According to Frederick Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory, some things are consumed passively or subconsciously with little thought given to how they are made or what...
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How to easily create podcasts and use this technology in your classroom

How to easily create podcasts and use this technology in your classroom
Posted: 07 Mar 2019


Many teachers are aware of educational podcasts that they can listen to as a form of professional development. Vicki Davis’s ‘10 minute teacher podcast’ is a good example of this. But, did you know that podcasting is becoming popular as an instruc...
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Is it important to support your child’s immune system?

Is it important to support your child’s immune system?
Posted: 26 Feb 2019


Colds and flu in children are inevitable, and you know your little ones are going to be sick and miserable. Research shows that children have 6 – 10 episodes of upper respiratory tract infection every year and it is the most common cause of illnes...
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Celebrate kindness, love and friendship in your classroom this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate kindness, love and friendship in your classroom this Valentine’s Day
Posted: 13 Feb 2019


Most learners look forward to Valentine’s Day.  It is also a great time for teachers to celebrate kindness, love and friendship, and to revisit the importance of working together in the classroom. Here are ten easy-to-prepare ideas to test in the ...
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6 new subjects expected to be introduced in South African Schools

6 new subjects expected to be introduced in South African Schools
Posted: 08 Feb 2019


The Department of Education will introduce two years of compulsory early childhood development (ECD) for all children. This compulsory enrolment will apply to all children between the ages of four and five and will take place before the child ente...
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10 useful tips on implementing Internet safety in your classroom or home

10 useful tips on implementing Internet safety in your classroom or home
Posted: 01 Feb 2019


Safer Internet Day reminds us that we all need to join and play our part in creating a better internet for everyone, especially for younger users.  You can find out more about Safer Internet Day here http://bit.ly/2DHxyyb      The Internet is...
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Join in the fun on World Read Aloud Day, Friday 1st Feb

Join in the fun on World Read Aloud Day, Friday 1st Feb
Posted: 27 Jan 2019


One of the most important things we can do for our children, at home and at school, is to read aloud to them. Just hearing the written word builds a strong language and vocabulary foundation. It helps our kids develop empathy for others, curiosity...
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The benefits of breakfast

The benefits of breakfast
Posted: 14 Jan 2019


Written by Leanne Kiezer, Registered Dietitian at Pick n Pay Retailers with information supplied by the Department of Health, National Nutrition Week 2018   We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Yet in South Af...
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Positive behaviour tips and ideas to use in the classroom

Positive behaviour tips and ideas to use in the classroom
Posted: 03 Dec 2018


Educators try to use various teaching methods based on their classroom environment. Positive behaviour can be encouraged by motivating learners with fun ideas and challenges to nurture an ideal classroom environment.   Here are some ideas to int...
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Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects of Sensory Processing Disorder

Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects of Sensory Processing Disorder
Posted: 19 Nov 2018


Sensory process is the way the central nervous system of the body receives messages from the senses of the body and uses that information to act in a suitable motor or behavioural response.   Developmental disorders are various conditions that l...
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10 ways to encourage the love of reading at school and at home

10 ways to encourage the love of reading at school and at home
Posted: 05 Nov 2018


One of the greatest gifts you can give your children as a parent or teacher, is to instill a love of reading in them. Apart from the fact that reading helps develop a child’s language skills, it promotes literacy, which in turn helps kids succeed....
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Matric Exam Timetable

Matric Exam Timetable
Posted: 23 Oct 2018


NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (NSC) EXAMINATIONS TIMETABLE 2018 Click here to download - Matric exam time table 2018
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Top Apps for Moms 2018

Top Apps for Moms 2018
Posted: 23 Oct 2018


It's not easy being a mom and trying to juggle a full-time job with kids. More moms than ever are in the workforce and the morning rush is something many mothers find stressful. The key is to focus on a plan, get organised and find the right balan...
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Ten useful study tips to help you prepare for tests and exams

Ten useful study tips to help you prepare for tests and exams
Posted: 12 Oct 2018


Here are a few study tip reminders to prepare for the exams.   Give yourself ample time to study The worst idea is to leave studying to the night before you are writing an exam!  You should write an exam feeling refreshed and not burnt out. Sho...
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Avoid mundane back-to-school shopping queues

Avoid mundane back-to-school shopping queues
Posted: 05 Oct 2018


Avoid mundane back-to-school shopping queues by shopping for your school stationery supplies in advance.  Let your kids beam with pride by opting for that golden medium between style, long-lasting quality and economy – with the best in class Bante...
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Three things your kids are doing in their free time

Three things your kids are doing in their free time
Posted: 05 Oct 2018


It is unavoidable! Your kids will close their doors. Since our imagination can, sometimes, be our worst enemy, we want to mention some of the things they might be doing within their caves in order to give you a relief.   Indeed, they might be ge...
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Teaching Girls to Code

Teaching Girls to Code
Posted: 05 Oct 2018


Since the start of term 3, SkillUp has been teaching more than 300 girls from grades 3 to 6 at Rustenburg Girls' Junior School how to code.   The girls have been highly-engaged while learning to build their own websites using HTML and CSS, a fou...
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R100k Scooler Clash Competition

R100k Scooler Clash Competition
Posted: 25 Sep 2018


Calling all teachers, parents and learners to get involved in the Scooler - School Entrepreneur movement.    The School Entrepreneur Movement aims to create an entrepreneurial spirit in our schools so that learners can shape their own future by ...
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National literacy month

National literacy month
Posted: 12 Sep 2018


Introducing a child to reading provides them with an essential habit they will nurture for life. The sooner they learn to read, the sooner they will be exposed to more knowledge, ideas, improved linguistic skills and strong oral communication. Chi...
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Add variety and spice to your spelling routines

Add variety and spice to your spelling routines
Posted: 03 Sep 2018


Learning how to spell words is one of the most useful and important lifelong skills that our learners can acquire. Even though we are living in a technological age with spell checks and the like, knowing how to spell plays an important role in rea...
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5 great websites to get your learners writing digital stories

5 great websites to get your learners writing digital stories
Posted: 28 Aug 2018


We encourage you to download and enjoy using our weekly Home and First Additional Language units from the e-classroom website. You’ll notice that our learners are writing more stories than ever before in the South African education curriculum.  Wr...
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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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