Monday, 4 November 2013

Apple in Education Competition Awards 2013 coming up #appleined

The yearly Apple in Education Competition awards is happening at the end of this month. 
I was extremely honoured to be asked to be a judge in one of the categories. 

The aim with these awards is to reward creative use of Apple in teaching and learning!

I was expecting to see great projects, because I have seen the previous year's winners at the Apple in Education Awards, but I was blown away with the creativity! Again!

The venue was at the stunning new iLounge in Juta Street in Braamfontein.


Thr iLounge has a great view of the city with Mandela Bridge.


Each category was judged by 3 people. Each of us sat with all of the projects in a category, and gave our own marks and notes on each of the projects. After that we went through all the projects again, and it was extremely satisfying to see that the individual thoughts concurred to select the best three.


The children in the category Gr 5 - 7 mostly made projects in iMovie, and we had one Keynote presentation to judge as well!  It was so inspiring to see what they are able to do!


I can't wait to see the projects of the final winners in all of the categories! The projects come from schools all over the education spectrum; from government to private schools.

It made me excited again to think that this type of technology are helping - and should be implemented more - to level the educational standard in South Africa!

I wish we could put this in all of our children's hands!


Related posts:

- Why iPads? #iSchoolAfrica

- iPads at Moshoeshoe Primary School - changing the South African education landscape #iSchoolAfrica

- Chosing iPads for your school - Fraser Speirs


7 comments:

  1. is there a way to know the results?

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  2. anyway to find out the winners of the awards?

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    1. The winners are being announced tonight, and I am sure they will put it up tomorrow on the web. I will let you know!

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  3. My school's Press Team wanted to enter the competition but we didn't have the resources like cameras, iPads and Macbooks to make our projects. We really wanted to enter!

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  4. Hi Njabulo Please contact iSchoolAfrica (http://www.ischoolafrica.com/) or Think Ahead (http://www.thinkahead.co.za/contact-us/) to find out how your school can make this happen. They have corporate sponsors to help where there are no funds available. I hope you can make it happen next year!

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  5. Thanks, will get on it right away!

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