Category Archives: Member events

Snapplify joins thought leaders at high-level ministerial forum

Snapplify has been invited to partner with Innovation Africa –Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit, for the second consecutive year. The event welcomes education ministers, senior government officials, and other leading decision makers from over 40 African countries.

Now in its seventh year, Innovation Africa facilitates strategic conversations between thought leaders in education, innovation and ICT.  This year’s event takes place in Maputo, Mozambique.

Snapplify CEO, Wesley Lynch

Known for its award-winning innovations in the EdTech space in Africa and a wide range of features on its Snapplify for Education platform, Snapplify has become a top choice for schools looking to embrace digital learning.

Earlier this year, Snapplify was recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) as one of the Companies to Inspire Africa for 2017.  The company also won an SAB Innovation Award and was nominated for the 2017 Eduweek Awards.

Snapplify CEO, Wesley Lynch, says:

Snapplify is committed to providing unique solutions to support blended learning in schools. We are looking forward to joining other highly respected companies and key decision makers in these important discussions about the future of education in Africa.

In 2017, Snapplify has rolled out eLearning solutions to just under 1000 South African schools, and run digital learning pilots in Kenyan schools. Here, Snapplify’s award-winning Snappbox – a hardware distribution solution for eBooks – has been used to increase affordable access to digital books where internet connectivity is limited or expensive.

ADESSA members exhibit at Cape Town Eduweek

Gavin Smith of Information Technology demonstrating the Micker device

Several ADESSA members exhibited at the Cape Town EduWeek event in Cape Town on 4-5 October 2017.

A steady stream of teachers and education department officials visited the different stands and listened to the presentations.  ADESSA is proud to be a strategic partner of EduWeek … together we are rendering a big service to education.

Snapplify exhibiting at the ICP Convention

Snapplify, a member of ADESSA, is proud to have been invited to participate in this year’s principals’ conference in Cape Town, 22-25 September 2017.  They will be showcasing their suite of eReading and eLearning solutions.

In response to changing education environments and approaches to learning, the theme of the 2017 ICP Convention is Brain Waves of Change. Snapplify is committed to enabling easier access to digital learning, and is proud to be included in this important event.

Shaun Marshall, accounts manager at Snapplify, says:

At Snapplify, we’re passionate about education and we believe in the digital learning revolution. We’re pleased to be connecting with school principals and providing digital learning solutions to schools, making eBooks both accessible and affordable.

To find out more about Snapplify for Education and their eLearning solutions and platforms, subscribe to the Snapplify Education newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bPlsaL

 About Snapplify:  Snapplify is a media and technology company with offices in South Africa, Kenya, and Europe. It provides a comprehensive platform for distribution, reading and retail of eBooks, magazines and newspapers.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Snapplify

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snapplify/

 Press Contact: For more information, please contact Jessica Lang from Snapplify on jessica@snapplify.com or (0)21 975 7192.

ADESSA and SCHOOLADVISOR “SPEED DATING” EVENT

On Thursday, 1 December 2016. a number of ADESSA members and SchoolAdvisor members came together at the offices of Investec in Cape Town to explore collaboration opportunities.  The event was sponsored by Investec.

Lively discussions with potential partners
Lively discussions with potential partners

After brief introductions about Investec, ADESSA and SchoodAdvisor the attendees, all seated around tables strung together to form one  long table, had the opportunity to “speed date” the person sitting directly opposite.  After 4 minutes, at the sound of a bell, all shifted clockwise two places to the left, to find a new partner.

All in attendance agreed that it was time well spent.  New contacts were made and the potential for future partnerships is positive.  A similar event is planned for Gauteng early in 2017.

Partnerships are important for running successeful projects in education.  ADESSA and SchoolAdvisor have joined forces to enable the members of both organizations to  find potential partners.

Many thanks to Investec for hosting the event.
Many thanks to Investec for hosting the event.

SANGARI launches the “F1 in Schools Technology Challenge”

It is amazing to see what ADESSA members get up to!

Sangari South Africa, the provider of learning solutions, has launched the ‘F1 in Schools Technology Challenge’ 2016 race season in its search for a team to represent South Africa at the World Finals in 2017.  The aim is for learners, between the ages of 11 and 19, to design, manufacture and race their own miniature Formula One cars.

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge has become well-known worldwide as an educational competition that actively promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). There are over 44 countries participating, making it a prestigious and fun event where the value of learning is showing exceptional results.

Registration for the programme is free for all schools in South Africa,” said Bez Sangari, MD of Sangari South Africa. “The F1 competition focuses on blended learning through a cross curricula approach where learners physically apply what is learnt in the classroom. The true value lies in how learners take ownership of their own learning.”

The teams wishing to enter the official competitions on regional, provincial, national or international level would have to source sponsorships as these have different entry costs. Teams would also need to source sponsorship for manufacturing their F1 cars.

Bez Sangari with group of participating girls
Bez Sangari with group of participating girls

You can follow Sangari on the following social media:

Twitter: @Sangarisa

Facebook: Sangarisa

Instagram: Think.Do.Learn

Email: register@f1inschools.co.za

 

MACMILLAN WORKSHOP ON CYBERSAFETY

The number of children with access to the internet continues to grow worldwide. Cybersafety is a growing concern for both children and adults.

Macmillan Teacher Campus will be hosting a  workshop  that will make educators aware of the dangers and guide them in teaching learners about cybersafety in a fun and exciting way.

Adessa - Macmillan picWorkshop details:
Cost: R 450.00 per person
Dates: 7 & 14 September 2016
Time: 13H00 – 17H00
Venue: 34 Whiteley Rd, 2nd Floor the Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Workshop Outcomes

  1. Know the dangers of posting online
  2. Be able to advise parents and learners about posting online
  3. Have a good understanding of cell phone safety
  4. Be able to advise parents and learners about cell phone safety
  5. Know what cyberbullying is
  6. Be able to advise parents and learners about cyberbullying
  7. Understand the dangers of social networking
  8. Be able to advise parents and learners about posting safely on social networking sites.

For more information or to make a telephonic booking, contact Ricky Steenkamp on (011) 731-3350 or email steenkampr@macmillan.co.za