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PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES FROM COVID-19

Caution against infectious diseases and risk must be maintained during these uncertain times. Instant Vitals introduces a revolutionary new mobile app to monitor these risks by informing users of their health status through either green, amber, or red alerts. Instant Vitals helps create safer social settings for you, your family, or your employees.

Click HERE to learn how you can conveniently protect your loved ones from COVID-19.

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CLEVERTOUCH – AN ALL-IN-ONE solution

Fairlands Laerskool, is a government primary school based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the guidance of the SGB and IT manager they implemented CLEVERTOUCH displays into their classrooms in 2019.

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The school is currently using the CLEVERTOUCH V Series Displays in their   Maths and Science classrooms.

The classrooms had a mixture of interactive whiteboards and standard whiteboards. The cost of the projector globes and the annual license fees of the software being used, as well as the cost of teacher laptops, became too expensive  to maintain. Hence, they looked for an alternative solution.

We chose CLEVERTOUCH because it is an all-in-one solution. With the built in android device, teachers do not require anything else to teach. Teachers are able to walk into the classroom and teach immediately. We researched many other solutions and this was the most cost effective and easiest to use solution,” says Francois Pienaar, IT Manager.

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Check out how the teachers are using  CLEVERTOUCH in their classroom – click HERE

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Managing COVID-19 Risk for Schools and Families

As schools reopen all across South Africa, limiting infection rates amongst learners and providing safe sanitary environments should be our primary goal. Curtailing the spread of the more contagious “South African Variant” requires the specific and timely testing Instant Vitals™ provides. This advanced health-risk screening solution offers parents, learners and educators early detection, accurate screening and peace-of-mind.

Find out more about protecting your loved ones by clicking HERE.

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How Instant Vitals works?

Covid-19 vaccine rollouts are still rolling out slowly, and many people may not be given treatments for health or moral reasons. Geo-political displacement, economic hardships or social discrimination may be obstacles restricting the availability of life-saving treatments. Instant Vitals presents a privacy preserving, non-invasive, accessible and non-discriminatory solution to the health problems during this pandemic and will also assists when there are other variants and different types of viruses.

Find out how HERE.

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Go Beyond the Classroom

Hybrid education is the future, with an increasing number of schools and colleges developing curriculums for distance learning.

Teaching is done in real-time, no matter the location of the student. Clevertouch Technologies meets the demand for high-powered education technology that supports distance learning, allowing teachers to work from anywhere, and students to learn at home or in the classroom.

With every Clevertouch IMPACT and IMPACT Plus Interactive Displays, you get a FREE Snowflake licence (No basic version or subscription). Clevertouch allows you to create online classrooms and bring lessons to life. The software integrates with Google Workplace and Microsoft Classroom, for ease of use.

For more information, contact Candice at candice@ias-av.com

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OPED: Early Childhood Literacy- Preparing your pre-schooler for reading

According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2016, almost 80% of South African Grade 4 learners do not understand what they read. One cause of this is that many teachers are overwhelmed by large classes, and another is that schools lack resources. As a parent, you can help by preparing your pre-school child for reading. One way of helping your child is by developing their spoken vocabulary and emergent literacy skills.

This can be done by encouraging your child to speak and tell their own stories, to ask questions. Read and speak to your child and make them aware that words make up sounds.  Ensure your child makes the connection between letters and the sounds using songs nursery rhymes, reading aloud and playing simple word games.  You can also use Oxford’s Reading Tree: Floppy’s Phonics Sound and Letters Programme.

Once your child can read words, it’s an easy step to reading sentences.  The pre-reading skills you have managed to instil in your child before they start school will help smooth their path to becoming independent, confident and fluent readers – leading to better academic performance.

To read the full article, click HERE.

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EARN AFFORDABLE CPD POINTS

Did you know that it costs a teacher between R150 and R300 to earn one CPD point through traditional training sessions?  AOSIS has an alternative, cost effective way to earn those points through its CPD platform, in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Debbie Badenhorst, an occupational therapist based in George, was excited to try out the CPD platform from AOSIS.  She said: “Since discovering AOSIS, I’ve been collecting regular clinical and ethics points.  It is a very user-friendly website, easy to understand and the process works flawlessly.”

She was so impressed with the platform that the WCED purchased  memberships for almost all the therapists in the Western Cape.  Debbie says: “Due to the COVID-restrictions this year, it was almost impossible to accumulate enough points.  This platform has made it possible for all of us to obtain points on a regular basis, at a fraction of the price of on-site workshops.”

A useful feature of the platform is that you are not restricted to articles only listed under your own profession.  Debbie has obtained many points from the list of articles under physiotherapy, speech therapy, as well as psychology, all relevant to her profession.  She adds: “I will continue my professional development through AOSIS and will also continue advertising their website to other therapists.”

For more information about how you can benefit from the DPD platform of AOSIS, please contact:

Email: health.admin@ecpd.co.za

Or visit the website.

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Meeting room problem – EXPLORE COLLABOTATION

Explore our J Touch world

Information Technology (Cape) was founded 20 years ago and has always focused on supply of products into the education sector – mainly laptops and projectors. Even though the company remains focused on the supply of these products, the range has been expanded in the last 5 years into the interactive displays, mainly the MONDOPAD RANGE.

This year though, sees the launch of the most innovative interactive displays – THE J TOUCH RANGE. InFocus, which supports this new range of products,  has been involved in the creativity and development of visual display solutions for over 3 decades.  During that time InFocus introduced new trends, technologies and lead the way for innovation across the global market, breaking the traditional way customers conduct their business activities.

The Mondopad has been at the forefront of the evolution in how we communicate, interact and present – either as a small or medium sized business or in the education sphere. Only today are customers realising it’s true capabilities

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Bundled solution:

J Touch interactive display

JTOUCH Series display  provides the interactivity of the collaboration system, using the quality engineering, latest technologies and robust design creating the elegant business solution for all locations

4K video camera

Capture the remote participants in full HD streaming video or use it to capture 4K images for using as part of a presentation

 Office

Full support of opening and presenting the Office files, ready to share, annotate and distribute notes captured during those important meetings.

Casting ready

Display your mobile or desktop content directly to the J Touch using Airplay, Chrome browser or InFocus LightCast 2 app.

Video Conference Integration

Explore the boundaries of an office location and involve more with video conferencing. Ready to go with InFocus ConX or customise with Zoom, Skype, Hangouts or MS Teams. No fuss just simple collaboration.

Hardware features:

4k UHD Display

Anti-glare, 4k UHD.

TOUGHENED GLASS

Uncompromised safety with glass designed to withstand every day use and the occasional knock.

TOUCH CONTROL

5th Generation Infrared Sensing supporting up to 20 touch points

CONNECTIVITY

With full options on connectivity from HDMI to USB 3.0, audio and networking with full control through RS232, the hardware supports all installations.

DIRECT LIT LED

Direct-Lit LED display providing incredible brightness, colour and clarity, with high resolution, your images, text and video will be seen and enjoyed even in large spaces with high ambient light.

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Information Technology (Cape)

https:\\info-tech.co.za

Telephone: 021 448 0650

Cape Town 7700

IS YOUR ORGANIZATION COVID COMPLIANT?

Is your business or school Covid compliant? As of today (26 November 2020), the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 775 502 with 3 250 new cases identified since the last report. We have registered a positivity rate of 14%, which is concerning. Protect your business or school from viruses by monitoring and managing your staff wellness and business risk. Instant Vitals, a revolutionary medical-grade risk screening app greenlights staff/customers or teachers/learners for entry. Offer peace of mind to all involved by improving overall health & safety and risk management with Instant Vitals.

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