iSchool Press Team
iSchool Press Team is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues and subjects important to them. This is a unique platform where they use technology to learn more, do more, say more and discuss more about anything and everything. Their viewpoints are captured in videos where they brainstorm, script, film and edit their ‘masterpieces’ which are then shared through a multitude of platforms for the world to see.
Your school can join this exciting youth media programme
The programme includes:
- Platform for students to showcase creativity
- Ongoing competitions and workshops
- Exposure and PR for schools
Start creating your own videos to share your opinions on things that matter to you.
Enter cool competitions and win great prizes.
To join this exciting school media programme please contact [email protected]
iSchoolAfrica is an education initiative that reaches schools across South Africa in rural and urban settings. The overall objective of the initiative is to empower teachers and students by giving them access to the world’s most advanced educational technology and classroom practices.The iSchoolAfrica Programme brings to schools the iPad Learning Programme and the Youth Press Team Programme. Over 60 000 learners and 3000 teachers have had an opportunity to interact with the programme since its inception.
Excellence in Education Awards is the vehicle for teachers and students to creatively explore using Apple Technology in bringing the curriculum to life.
Over the last 1O years we have had over 5000 entries from a multitude of schools. The competition awards schools, teachers and students for their forward thinking and innovative explorations in education.
Watch this space for 2017 competition information.
What is CodeSpace?
Digital literacy is a critical skill required to navigate the future. CodeSpace has been designed to teach children the basics of computer programming and apply technology skills through creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Digital literacy: learning to think in the language of computers
- Communicating & Collaborating: The power of creating things and sharing with others
- Creative expression: Become creators instead of consumers of technology
- Questioning: Inspired to solve problems and make sense of digital things in tile world
CodeSpace programmes include:
- CodeSpace Holiday Club – Beginners (block based coding)
- CodeSpace Holiday Club – Intermediate (Swift Playgrounds)
- CodeSpace Extra-mural – 1O week programme presented at your school
Hour of Code
Hour of Code is a global initiative to get everyone coding. Think Ahead’s CodeSpace team will come to your school to facilitate an hour of code with multiple grades, classes and different levels of coding experience.
Schools can contact us to discuss any of the above options as an add on to computer science related subjects or as a coding festival at school.
Contact CodeSpace for more information.
MakerSpace aren’t just about flashy spaces and shiny tech toys, but about cultivating innovators. Think Ahead can assist your school in setting up a MakerSpace to suit your budget, identifying projects and bringing making to all your students.
We also offer specific training to ensure educators are able to offer explicit scaffolding to develop true innovators, critical thinkers, collaborators and ultimately, makers.
Contact Mineze Grobler for more information.
ZA Books is a digital text book solution for schools. ZA Books offers over 9,000 educational e-books as well as a variety of educational resources. ZA Books us delivered via the ITSI miEbooks app. The miEbooks app offers functionality in line with the best technology in the world, allowing students to add notes and sketches, highlight important aspects of student’s work and to even generate an interactive summary. Each time you connect to the internet, all your content will be backed-up and can be recovered when needed.
This platform currently distributes digital content for more than 90 local and international publishers, and supplies e-books to more than 150 schools in South Africa and Namibia, which includes more than 43,000 learners and 4,500 educators.
Subject Quest is an easy to complete online SUBJECT CHOICE TOOL to help make those all important subject choices for Grade 10. It is aimed at Grade 9 students and consists of:
- Online completion of the Subject Quest
- Immediate report to parents and teachers/school if requested
- Optional: 1.5 hour face to face discussion of report with teen and parents/trend presentation to school
WeCan24 is a free digital news network powered by Media24. Throughout the year, training is offered to young people who are interested in the media industry and they are given the tools they need to set up their own online school news network. This is Media24’s flagship educational project and it aims to create a culture of citizen journalism among young South Africans and inspire a generation of young people with integrity, people who are innovative, and informed.
WeCan24 is a great platform to market schools, provide learners with the opportunity to publish their classwork online, exercise their writing and visual skills and become critical thinkers. Teachers also stand a chance of winning one of 50 takealot vouchers valued at R1000 each, while learners can win a variety of prizes.