Oxford University Press has partnered with digital educational platform Snapplify to make their interactive learning resources freely available during lockdown and beyond! The programme is called Free Access, and any book downloaded as part of the initiative will be available until the end of 2020 with your Snapplify account. All you need to do is: 1. Register a free Snapplify account on www.snapplify.com 2. Browse and select the e-books (https://www.snapplify.com/…/free…/publisher/oupsainteractive) you’d like 3. Download the Snapplify e-Reader app from www.getsnapplify.com to read your e-books.
How is Snapplify helping schools to minimise disruption?
As always, Snapplify remains focused on providing e-learning solutions that empower educators and enable students to achieve their best.
Access to much of Snapplify’s award-winning technology is available for free. Snapplify Engage is an award-winning e-learning platform and digital library solution. Any school can register for Engage for free and access tools that enable learning and reading to continue uninterrupted, from home.
Snapplify’s newly launched Teacher Benefits programme is being made available to all teachers in affected areas for free during this period via Snapplify Engage. Any teacher registered on the platform can access the Snapplify Teacher Benefits programme, which includes key educational resources that are either discounted or available for free.
In early 2020, The Answer Series (well-known for their quality resources and trusted for decades) joined the programme to offer their study guides to all South African teachers for FREE via Engage.
currently inviting other publishers of world-class educational materials to
join their Teacher Benefits programme by making some or all of their content
freely available to teachers over this period.
Teachers are able to bridge the gap by creating and sharing resources that their students can use for home study via Snapplify Engage. The Engage e-learning platform allows users to share teacher-created, multimedia resource materials with students. Teachers can film a science experiment, create a video lecture series, record an educational podcast and use audio files to read aloud to students – the opportunities are endless. Educators can also share written resources, like notes and worksheets, for students to access along with their prescribed e-textbooks and other supplementary resources from the digital library.
Snapplify has extended its online technical support to ensure that students and teachers have access to the support they need while transitioning to digital tools. To ensure that teachers and students have all the tech support they need during this time, Snapplify’s live chat support hours have been extended to 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. The Snapplify Knowledge Base is also packed with helpful, step-by-step articles to guide schools, students and parents as they use the platform.
Edtech company Snapplify has acquired Onnie
Media / Teacha! – an educator media
hub for South African teachers. The acquisition further diversifies the
Snapplify Group’s fast-growing educational portfolio and highlights the edtech
company’s already established position as a serious contender in the global
Onnie Media / Teacha! is South Africa’s largest independent online teacher
community. A media hub, resource marketplace, and careers portal – the company
specialises in empowering, inspiring, and uplifting South African teachers.
Snapplify is at the forefront of edtech
innovations in Africa, where their marketplace for digital education content,
related educational services, and devices is used by thousands of schools across
the continent. This acquisition bolsters Snapplify’s goals to continue to
develop an offering that is compelling and valuable for teachers. Recently, Snapplify announced the launch of its Teacher Benefits
programme, which consolidates their wide-ranging value-adds for
teachers: from promotional offers and discounts on prescribed and supplementary
materials, to expanded access to teacher-created resources.
‘We believe that successful digital education
in classrooms requires more than a simple switch from physical to digital
textbooks,’ said Snapplify CEO, Wesley Lynch. ‘Expanding our offering to
include teacher support tools is crucially important to us, and we’re pleased to
have Teacha! join the Snapplify Group
to further this mission.’
Snapplify expands its offering to better support teachers using its e-learning platform
CAPE TOWN, 20 January 2020
Snapplify Engage has been internationally lauded as ‘one of the most innovative solutions in its space’. At the beginning of the last academic year, Snapplify opened up access to its award-winning e-learning platform to schools by launching a free version of the Snapplify Engage educational platform – thus making Snapplify’s world-class digital education tools accessible to schools across Africa, for the first time.
Now, with thousands of African schools
registered on the platform, Snapplify is expanding their offering to better
support teachers. Over the course of the first academic term, the edtech
company is launching a new Teacher Benefits programme which
consolidates their valuable teacher tools to empower and uplift educators.
SnapplifyTeacher Benefits changes the way that teachers access and share educational resources, and includes wide promotional discounts and giveaways. Earlier this month, The Answer Series joined the programme to offer their study guides to all South African teachers for FREE, via the platform.
‘We know that teachers are on the front line
when it comes to preparing the next generation for success. In their quest,
educators feel enormous pressure to ensure that their students perform well. We
are pleased to be supporting teachers and, in turn, their students, by
increasing access to top-notch e-textbooks, teaching guides and more,’ said
Snapplify CEO, Wesley Lynch.
Teacher Benefits is a feature of Engage
– Snapplify’s award-winning e-learning and digital library solution. Once
schools have signed up, for free, to Engage, registered teachers can log in to the platform and claim as many
free and discounted ebooks as they need.
Thousands of schools have already
joined the Snapplify Engage family. Register
online for free today to
get access to teacher benefits and other incredible educational tools.
For many schools, Snapplify’s simple solutions have made the adoption of digital education easy. Not only have educators seen just how easy procurement and delivery of e-textbooks can be in the digital age, but they’ve discovered how digital tools can transform their classrooms.
While the procurement of physical textbooks
can be a lengthy and complicated, purchasing e-textbooks via Snapplify is quick
Snapplify’s diverse catalogue of high-quality,
curriculum-aligned, diverse content from trusted educational publishers – both
local and international – means that schools don’t need to deal with multiple
providers, nor do they need to worry about titles going out of stock, becoming
out of date, or taking time to arrive. Instead, Snapplify is what Colin
Zinyeredzi – Resource Centre Manager at Parklands College South Africa – calls
a ‘one-stop shop for educational and leisure reading material’. With
Snapplify’s prescribed lists, schools can purchase on behalf of students and
staff, or direct parents to purchase exactly what they need from the Snapplify Engage
e-learning platform, via credit card or EFT. Quality devices are
also readily available directly from Snapplify.
Each year, students can be issued with the latest e-textbooks without paper waste or returns of older books. Institutions can also monitor e-textbook usage through Snapplify Insights, and use this valuable data to inform future budgeting decisions and content choices. Colin Zinyeredzi has found this feature particularly useful, saying, ‘The system automatically manages the circulation of resources and even more importantly – it keeps a record of important statistics,’ while his colleague, Martin Levitt, ICT support technician at the same school echoes this, sharing: ‘[Snapplify] has made management much easier in getting the correct content to the learners and educators. Engage is an excellent tool that we use to keep track of our users and the titles they have.’
Several schools using Snapplify have noted how beneficial it is for students to have all their ebooks and e-textbooks in one place. Grant Lewis, ICT integrator at Crawford College La Lucia has spoken about how their ‘learners are loving their ebooks and the Snapplify Reader experience’, going on to say that ‘Snapplify has played a huge part in helping us transform our school into a more effective learning environment.’ Teacher Chanica Gibhard from Oakley House, a remedial school in Cape Town, shares how the reader app has specifically helped her students: ‘It can help every child differently. The technology just makes it a lot easier to target those needs. It brings everything together into one device.”
The latest issue (September 2019) issue of The Mighty Pen is now available for download.
As usual, it is packed with information, relevant to education. An overview of the activities of ADESSA is included in this issue. It is also good to see advertisements and articles about several ADESSA members, including Pearson, Edupac, Snapplify, Oxford University Press and Eduboard.
Leading global edtech company, Snapplify, has secured $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund. The funding will boost the company’s continued growth into new markets.
‘We’ve been following Snapplify’s impressive growth journey since inception and it is a privilege to finally partner with the company and its stakeholders,’ says Andrea Bӧhmert, Co-Managing Partner at Knife Capital, adding: ‘Africa faces a wide range of social and economic challenges, from access to affordable tertiary education, to a skills shortage across a number of key industries. Though it would be over-optimistic to say that e-learning alone can solve these problems, the impact is clearly measurable. At Knife Capital we believe in investing in companies that solve real problems and in doing so generate meaningful returns to stakeholders and shareholders alike. Snapplify is such a company and we look forward to being part of the next growth phase.’ Bӧhmert will join Snapplify’s board of directors.
An exclusive partnership between leading local educational publisher, Oxford University Press South Africa, and global edtech company, Snapplify, has made the publisher’s interactive content series, Zoom In, easily available to thousands of learners. Both Snapplify and Oxford University Press are members of ADESSA and it is great to see strong partnerships between its members.
Covering the major South African subjects for Grades 10–12, in both English and Afrikaans, the Zoom In interactive products are designed to help learners tackle tough exam concepts, giving them the confidence to conquer all their exam questions. Interactive resources are integrated throughout, providing opportunities for self-assessment, as well as increased engagement, leading to deeper understanding of the subject matter.
For those signed up to Snapplify’s e-learning
platform, Engage, free
samples are downloadable, with all additional content available to check out
via the digital library. The full series is also available to purchase by
individual learners (through Engage or Snapplify’s online store), or in bulk via a school-wide licence.
‘Snapplify is committed to improving access
to quality digital educational content, so we’re especially pleased to be
distributing the Zoom In series, which really takes digital study to the next
level. Using a range of interactive features, such as simulations, animations,
games and activities with immediate feedback, videos, and more, Zoom In truly
provides learners with the opportunity to get to grips with key concepts in the
curriculum,’ said Snapplify’s Operations Director, Mark Seabrook.
Oakley House is a special needs school in Cape Town using Snapplify and Google solutions to give their students the competitive edge inside and outside of the classroom. Snapplify has been chosen by thousands of schools as a trusted partner in digital education; the company is passionate about empowering educators, and nurturing students with relevant and accessible digital learning tools – from Google Classroom, to your classroom, with Snapplify. Register for FREE today at engage.snapplify.com/get-started.
Limited access to digital tools due to cost restrictions, a lack of technical know-how, and device integration restrictions have been consistent problems for educational institutions in emerging markets.To tackle this problem head on and to give schools the opportunity to explore digital learning at no cost, Snapplify has released a free version of their Engage e-learning platform – known as Basic Engage.
Schools can register online and investigate the applications of the platform for themselves, inviting staff, educators and students to have a look around, too. The platform is fully customisable to suit individual institutions’ needs. Administrators are able to manage user access, and educators can share teacher-created, multimedia resources with their students using the Resources and Groups functions. Librarians can curate a robust, 24-hour access digital library that promotes reading and learning with thousands of free ebooks and study resources to choose from, such as past exam papers, children’s books, sheet music, plays, biographies and more. All ebooks and resources are accessed through the Snapplify Reader app that has broad device integration, and allows for offline use.