Education

Over the past few years, coding has become less of a ‘geek’ thing, but more of an necessary day-to-day tool. Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Coding hasn’t become this popular by accident. There is a growing understanding that knowing how to program is essential, especially for younger generations. In a world where almost everything can be answered with a quick Google search, it’s s [...]

Whether you’re a teacher, have a child at school, or one day will have a stake in education, here’s the word you should be paying attention to: Makerspace.

Much like iPads and technology shifted the way our kids learn and invigorated the way teachers teach, so too is global trend Makerspace transforming the learning space.

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Tanya Meyer is an exemplary high school learner at Northcliff High School in Johannesburg, which has an ethos of  academic and extramural excellence. Tanya was constantly challenged  by the daily demands of juggling school work with sports and cultural activities. She became increasingly frustrated with the amount of time she spent on certain tasks, and started looking at efficient ways of simplifying the things she was doing. When her teachers started using iPads in the cla [...]

Located in the outskirts of Pretoria and founded in 1954, Transoranje School for the Deaf has 200 deaf and hard of hearing children from pre-primary to high school. A government-subsidised school, it is also a place where the children are cared for, loved and recognised. The school’s over arching philosophy is to empower their students by developing them into well-adjusted, responsible, independent, productive and self-sustaining individuals who are well pr [...]

Most people think of iTunes as a place for music, shows and app, but it’s also a library of education, literally.

iTunes has a section called iTunes U, which has an ever-growing collection of educational courses from institutions around the world such as Harvard, Stanford and MIT. You can freely access more than 800 000 resources on every topic from how to create origami art to how to bake a scuffle to how to start a startup company. iTunes is brilliant if you’ [...]

iSchoolAfrica is an education initiative developed by Apple’s local Value Added Distributor, Core Group, which reaches under-resourced rural and township schools across South Africa. The overall objective of the initiative is to empower teachers and students by providing them with access to the world’s most advanced educational technology and classroom practices.

The iSchoolAfrica iPad Learning Programme combines mobile iPad labs with training, support, integration, monitoring and evaluati [...]