Category Archives: Member events

Implementing E-learning: Free Webinar by ITSI

Struggling to teach via technology? We can help!

ITSI’s upcoming free webinars on implementing e-learning will show you how you can use technology to teach your students remotely and even add greater interactivity to your lessons. This is a SACE endorsed course and you will earn 10 CPTD points for attending this webinar and completing a small reflective assignment afterwards.

The webinars are scheduled for is 4 June 2020 at 14:00-16:00, and 5 June 2020 at 12:00-14:00

We’ll discuss the practical steps and tips you can use to improve your online and, in due time, your classroom teaching. These range from testing your sound and lighting and how to record lessons, to creating online quizzes. See a breakdown of the webinar programme below:

  • Emergency remote teaching vs Online learning 
  • Practical, interactive Science lesson
  • Getting the most out of the technology you have
  • How to record sessions/lessons
  • How to create an online quiz and use simulations

Given the current situation and sudden reliance on technology to reach and teach your students, we want to ensure you have the right tools to make e-learning a success. Register for the webinar today by clicking here.

WEBINAR – Future of Education

10 Speakers. 10 min each.

One Topic: Future of Education.

Be inspired and equipped by attending Schoolscape Industry – a 2 hour online ‘webinar’ event featuring high-impact education leaders. Each speaker gets 10 minutes to offer their insights and stories to help you understand what the basic education sector is facing and how to better support it.

You’ll hear inspiring stories from leaders on how they are adapting. You will also hear, from their own perspective, what schools are facing and how their procurement needs will change.

Find out more here.

WEBINAR: One Solution to View & Monitor Learners Devices and aide Classroom Activities -Viso Demo

 

As part of their webinar series: ‘Taking Your School Online’, SchoolAdvisor will be interviewing Justin Cooke of @Interactive Audio Visual Solutions to find out how this one solution allows you to control what your learners view while you teach, lock them out of certain websites, aid learners who are technologically challenged and much more.

The webinar goes live TODAY at 3:15PM. Register to attend for free 👇 https://app.livestorm.co/schooladvisor/one-solution-to-view-and-monitor-learners-devices-and-aide-classroom-activities-viso-demo

No matter where you start from …

With great excitement, Lectorsa and M3line launched the EyeBrainGym during the past few weeks in Limpopo, Freestate, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KZN.

Thomas Marshall, director of M3line, shared “Eye-Brain-Gym, our solution is a customised Eye-Brain training course with an individualised specific Game Plan to suit your schedule and or needs. It offers a selection of dynamic games and reading actions culminating in cognitive skills sessions to enhance the executive function in the brain and the interaction in the brain to move information faster to the pre-frontal cortex. Our exercises will improve your comprehension and bring you to a new level of competence when dealing with visual information.”

M3line, in collaboration with Lectorsa, have developed EyeBrainGym based on ten years’ data with more than 100,000 case studies in LAB-on-line. Lectorsa have seen great results in developing visual processing, reading and comprehension for their users. There was great excitement at the launch of EyeBrainGym. The hope is that this product can build on many other significant efforts to MAXimise the #ReadingRevolution South Africa so desperately need.

According to the research, everyone can and should read more, see faster, think clearer and reason better.

“Our focus is to advance visual intelligence while addressing processing, reading and comprehension development from Grade R to Grade 12 learners in schools. We collaborate with universities to develop subject-specific materials for tertiary students and have high expectations a better future for all. We’ve seen an overall improvement of 6 years average for our users”, shared Minda Marshall Director of Lectorsa.

 The vision is to ensure connected students, to transform educational experiences and create engaged citizens. The directors explained that EyeBrainGym was developed in a way that games are used in specific sequence and intervals with researched weights and timeslots to achieve certain outcomes regarding visual processing and cognitive skills development. The aim is to develop a coherent mind, to achieve improved interaction with visual information through improved visual and cognitive skills.

The evening concluded with nominations for a school or organisation to be sponsored by guests to give students access to the new system. Congratulations, to Mbokota High School in Limpopo who won 30 EyeBrainGym subscriptions to the value of R114,000.00. The project will kick off at the rural school in Limpopo after the April holidays.

NOW, imagine a world of engaged and connected citizens, a world with infinite possibilities and endless opportunities. See passionate people with a solutions mindset, creating a better future for all. A world of prosperous, generous people. The world of EyeBrainGym! Join us in making this a reality for every student in our nation, for every worker, for every manager. Contact our office on office@lectorsa.com if you are interested in supporting a school to activate EyeBrainGym for their students.

WE Day Connect – 29 January 2020

Microsoft is proud to support WE Charity in delivering service learning curriculum to classrooms around the world. WE Day Connect invites students, educators and community groups from around the world to join the conversation on doing good.

Join Microsoft and @WEmovement for #WEdayConnect, an interactive global virtual celebration of social good! 🌎💙

Register today – here.

Learn more about the WE movement – here.

SANGARI INTRODUCES AUGMENTED AND VITUAL REALITY SOLUTIONS AT TVET COLLEGES CONFERENCE

Sangari Education showcased their Augmented Reality Welding Simulator; CNC Simulator; Automotive Trainers; Educational Virtual Reality solutions; and Electronics Technology Simulations at the 2018 World TVET conference in Cape Town under the theme: Making Technical and Vocational Education Training the First Choice.

Sangari demonstrated the worldwide-acclaimed Soldamatic augmented reality (AR) welding training simulator and a range of virtual reality (VR) educational systems for schools. The Veative educational interactive virtual reality modules cover physics, chemistry, biology, maths, educational tour and language learning.

Bez Sangari, CEO of Sangari Education, explained:

This is an important tool for the classroom. Modules are mapped to the curriculum, delivering a powerful VR solution for schools to engage students with concepts that close the gap between knowledge and understanding.  This technology encourages students to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information. With the varied immersive experiences it offers, virtual reality has huge potential to transform both teaching and learning processes. It is the ultimate medium for delivering what is known as experiential learning.

As an example, students can experience an immersive module on photosynthesis with the help of a controller. They can go into the leaf and get a sense of how plants meet the requirements for photosynthesis. Such ‘look-see-do’ modes encourage students to explore, identify and experiment with the content.

The blue-collar skills shortage in South Africa is estimated at around one million jobs.  To meet this demand, training is essential, but the machinery needed is expensive.  Providing theory and no practical training is insufficient.

To address this, the Soldamatic augmented-reality (AR) welding simulator (winning top honours at the Worlddidac Awards) was demonstrated at the conference. It is a cost-effective alternative to traditional training that provides the same level of skills but offers significant cost saving that can run into millions of rands per annum.  Consumables such as welding rods, steel plates or oxygen are not needed, and because the equipment has no gas emissions, it is eco-friendly.

In addition, the AR simulator can be used in any environment with no need for special clothing or ventilation.  The welding can be done in a classroom or even an office. It is 100% safe, simply because it provides an augmented-reality welding environment, providing augmented-reality 3-D vision through the trainee welder’s headgear.

The Mighty Pen – ADESSA’s Media Partner

ADESSA has partnered with The Mighty Pen as its media partner.  This partnership will provide us with greater media exposure.   We will inform you regularly about new magazine issues, which will help you to stay in touch with developements in education.  These issues can be viewed online.

The lastest issue (January 2018) can be viewed by clicking here.  Below is an image of the front page, giving you some idea of what you can expect.

To contact the editor, Janos Bozsik, email: editor@themightypen.co.za or themightypen@vodamail.co.za 

 

 

 

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.