Eduspec, part of Education Specialist Software (Pty) Ltd, is a company that develop tailored software for educational institutions.
In recent times the financial pressure on parents and families have significantly increased resulting in less expendable income thus increasing the financial burden on schools and the increase of exemption applications. Recent studies indicated that in some instances exemption applications have increased to in excess of 25% of fee paying families.
This burden has proven to be a massive drain on the resources due to the costly and lengthy manual processes involved when dealing with applications.
Eduspec has taken up the challenge of adding efficiency to the process. By adding automation and structure the process and worklad have been simplified and greatly. Eduspec keeps complete record of the application, documentation and communication to and with parents or families.
The process of Exemption consists of only 4 steps:
Partner schools have reported an enormous reduction in the time spent on processing applications and finalisation thereof, as well as the time taken to produce the final application results for the department.
The Exemption system started as a goodwill project for the Jan de Klerk high school. The program proved to be a big time saver and as it developed, so did interest in the program from other schools.
Eduspec was finally re-written into a suitable system that can support multiple schools with an interface to various school management and financial systems.
Following on from the recent article featuring the versatile and easy to use 5W Micker 3-in-1 portable microphone, amplifier and speaker product, comes the new Micker Pro. This more powerful 10W hand-held device has some surprising functionality, including:
– Charging cradle: Place the Micker on cradle charger & start recharging battery
– 3x levels of volume control
– Echo function
– Buzzer function
– Aux audio input
Says Matthew Lord, MD of Let Me Play, a school level sport & subject training organisation:
Being able to communicate with groups in a variety of situations is key for us and the lightweight Micker & Micker Pro devices make this a breeze. No longer do we need to spend hours shouting to be heard or having to use cumbersome megaphones. Great products!
Does your voice tire as the teaching day progresses?
Can’t you hear learners as they work on the board?
Do you need to interact with sport training groups?
Do you like to be heard without shouting?
The new Micker hand-held voice amplification device can change all that. A cable-free handheld microphone + amplifier + speaker all-in-one that offers relief to these problems and solutions for many more. It is suitable for classrooms, conference rooms, group activities, seminars and more.
Micker comes complete with rechargeable battery, charger, wrist strap and pouch. This unique voice uplifting product is available from:
Join SchoolAdvisor (a strategic partner of ADESSA) and CiTi who will be running a workshop on how to sell effectively to schools on Friday, 12 May 2017. The workshop will consist of engaging presentations from people who have real success stories from working and selling to schools, one of the toughest markets to open. All the presenters will be talking from real experience and give you tips and strategies you can put straight into action.
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Parrot Interactive believes in educators’ continuously practicing how to incorporate technology in the classroom to enhance their teaching style and learning needs. With this in view, the company is running a specialtraining programme.
For educators to be comfortable with technology use in the classroom, there is need for continuous use of the devices or software, sharing information with fellow educators, support from the school authorities and seeing the benefits of technology in the classroom. These needs will be explored on the course.
For more information on quotations and training availability contact Parrot Products at 086 126 2737 or email@example.com
Master Maths,one of the founding members of ADESSA, has been providing professional maths tuition since 1976. Its unique method of integrating personal contact from tutors with interactive computer lessons sets them apart from other maths tuition services. Lessons are authored by highly competent mathematics teachers who interpret the South African curriculum and convert it into a user friendly and easy to understand format. Lesson content is regularly updated according to changes in the curriculum and CAPS document.
Master Maths provides learners with the opportunity to work through the curriculum at their own pace, and at their own level of ability. Learning is reinforced and evaluated both on the computer and through worksheets, which are done in writing and assessed by the tutors. With better understanding comes improved marks and improved confidence. The end result is a positive, motivated, independent learner who has the opportunity to choose the future he or she wants.
Master Maths covers the entire South African mathematics curriculum for Grades 4 to 12 with more than 154 centres across Southern Africa. They also offer Master Science for Grades 10 to 12.
The Blended Learning concept is new to many teachers in South Africa!
One of ADESSA’s members, Maths & Science Marketing, has taken blended learning to the next level, making full use of ICT to enhance the teaching and learning of these critical subjects in South Africa. The subjects being catered for are: Grades 1 – 12 Maths, Grades 10 – 12 Science and Grades 10 – 12 Maths Literacy
With Blended Learning, teachers and learners can make full use of the various forms of hardware equipment – computers, tablets, smart phones, data projector, TVs and the internet. These pieces of equipment may then be used by teachers and learners to access any materials and methodology that is available from the Maths & Science Marketing website – all for FREE!
A single page in the Blended Learning programme (and there are at least 300 pages) identifies and isolates a particular topic/chapter and all relevant CAPS aligned material published by MSM on the website, together with what is also available on the same topic from other top-class websites, is all avaiable from one page on the site by means of links to the respective topic on each of at least 6 – 8 other websites!