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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*Next Kids in the Cloud Workshop Series* – 19-21 March 2015, Windhoek, Namibia (Free Workshop)

We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting Windhoek once again! During our visit a couple of workshops will be presented for teachers from Namibian schools. These workshops include the following and more: design a web page, compile an online newsletter using a blog, create 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/n6XzUqJ3sp Unfortunately the workshop is now fully booked. Please look out for the next one which will be announced on our web & facebook page. Venue: Welwitschia School for Integrated Learning Kupferberg Street, Eros, Windhoek View on Google Maps (incl.… Read More

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Schools supporting Animal Charities through In the Cloud

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi The following schools have become Kids in the Cloud schools since November 2014. Every time a school purchases a set of manuals, the school makes it possible for Kids in the Cloud to make a donation to an animal charity organisation. Thank you to the following schools for making it possible! We would also like to encourage learners and parents to give to these charities. Thank you for caring. School Beneficiary Walvis Bay Private High School (Namibia) – November 2014 Natureza’s Catz Rescue Sabie  (SA) The Dolphin Elementary School (Namibia) – November 2014 Walvis Bay SPCA (Namibia) Laerskool Walvisbaai (Namibia) – November 2014 Feral Care… Read More

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Thank you for making the ‘Kids in the Cloud’ workshops a huge success!!

A warm and special thank you to all the Namibian educators who attended the Kids in the Cloud Workshops from 20-22 November. Many, many thanks to Walvis Bay Private High School, Pro-Ed Academy and Windhoek Gymnasium for generously making their computer facilities available. It is highly appreciated! Thank you to Madalé van Deventer for coordinating all and for her assistance during the workshops. Personally it was a fantastic experience to engage with the educators, and we are looking forward to even more collaboration in future (and lots of fun in the cloud for both teachers and learners!)  Some feedback received from our educators who attended: “Dankie vir ‘n baie inseggewende praatjie vanoggend. Julle was great!!!” “Het iets nuut… Read More

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Workshop on Media, Information and Computer Literacy

Kids in the Cloud would like to invite ICT, Library and other teachers interested to attend a mini-workshop on Media, Information and Computer Literacy. The workshops will be presented in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek. Please click here to register. Select from the following: 20 Nov. Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Private High School) 13:00 – 17:00 21 Nov. Swakopmund (Pro-Ed Academy) 13:00 – 17:00 22 Nov. Windhoek (Windhoek Gymnasium) 09:00 – 13:00 Inquiries: Mrs Madale van Deventer kidsinthecloud@gmail.com  Mobile: 081 624 8324

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Teacher training is where school improvement starts

“With the pace of change being so rapid, input from these experts in the use of the latest technologies must be a crucial component of  any quality teacher training programme. Teachers need to educate in ways which learners find culturally relevant. In this day and age, this means using the available technology as an embedded part of classroom practice across the curriculum.” Read more: http://tablet-academy.co.za/?p=169

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