In the Cloud @ the LIASA 18th Annual Conference, 2-6 October 2017

In the Cloud – a private VAT registered SA company – was established as a result of being awarded #LIASA Librarian of the Year. Thank you to all who have made this possible! It is #liasa18 conference again, and this time round I have to present a poster on what I did with the award money. The community training digital citizenship workshop at Hindle High, Western Cape, was definitely one of the many highlights of the past year. Below the poster compiled for #liasa18.

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Upcoming Digital Citizenship Training for Learners, Students, and more!

In the Cloud will be offering digital citizenship courses for students in preparation for secondary school & university during December 2017! Working adults and more also welcome to this introductory course! During each of the courses we will give an introduction to the most important skills to do research, and to use the correct digital tool for the correct purpose. To enroll, please complete the form at: https://goo.gl/forms/odnR43vvuWCP2WJX2 Click on the pamphlet below to enlarge & print. Inquiries: info@inthecloud.org.za

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Taking Digital Citizenship to Mbazwana

In the Cloud participated in a community outreach event during the week of 3-6 May 2017. It was a unique experience, with the opportunity to train librarians and give back as part of being the Librarian of the Year 2016. The training took place at the Mbazwana Public Library, and was attended by librarians from public libraries in the surrounding areas – 11 librarians in total. It was done in collaboration with University of Pretoria and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). The following contributed to the success of the workshop: Susan Veldsman spoke to women in science. Zukie Hlwatika spoke to career choices. Ina Smith spoke about digital citizenship for… Read More

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In the Cloud supports LIASA Conference!

In the Cloud is happy to introduce librarians at the 17th Annual LIASA Conference to this new and innovative business concept! Please lookout for the pamphlet in your conference bag. Our facilitators will further assist with presenting a workshop on digital citizenship, and we will also be sponsoring two LIASA memberships for 2017 for two lucky LIASA members! Hope all will have a fabulous time! Ina & Annamarie

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Order now for 2016!

Dear all Welcome back after the holiday, and we hope you are all well rested! During the past week or two, South Africans had an eye opener in terms of how easy it is to get into trouble when making statements on social media. Both adults and learners must please take great care when posting personal opinions. Posting something on facebook or twitter or a blog is similar to posting it on a billboard next to the highway, or broadcast it via CNN News for the whole world to hear. Therefore – please help to learn our children from very early that they must take responsibility for what they say –… Read More

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*Librarians in the Cloud* now also available!

It was a huge privilege to teach 20 librarians from the Johannesburg Public Library, on becoming digital citizens. A digital citizen is somebody who can use programmes such as Windows, Paint, Word, PowerPoint and Excel with ease. This person is also comfortable with working in the online environment, and staying up to date on new trends – both as downloaders and uploaders of information, and do so taking the necessary responsibility for it. We know that all users from these libraries will benefit in many ways, and so would their fellow colleagues with which they will be sharing their newly acquired skills. It was a great experience, and as one of the participants said: “You… Read More

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*Kids in the Cloud* visiting the Western Cape! 29-30 April 2015

We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting the Western Cape soon! During our visit a couple of workshops will be presented for teachers from SA schools. These workshops include the following and more: designing a web page, compiling an online newsletter using a blog, creating an online form, tips & tools in terms of teaching Information/Communication/Media/Computer Literacy and many many more! If you are interested in attending, please complete the online form at: http://goo.gl/forms/rbto0MeRJM Choose from the following venues (workshops will be repeated over 2 days): 29 April 2015 from 14:00 – 17:00 ~ Paarl Boys’ Primary School, Devine Street, Paarl 30 April 2015 from 14:00 – 17:00 ~ De Hoop… Read More

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