Siyavula Information Evening: Everything Maths and Science Textbooks (JHB)
Monday, August 6, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CAT)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Join us for an information evening to find out more about our Everything Maths and Everything Science textbooks! Learn how you can make our Siyavula textbooks, technology and community, part of your teaching in 2013!
Some of the points we will be covering in the evening:
- What makes our textbooks unique
- Why you should use them and how you can incorporate a variety of devices into your teaching
- How our online Intelligent Practice Service compliments and supports the Siyavula textbooks
- How you can create your own contextualised version of the textbooks online
- How you can join the community that exists around our textbooks, and why you should want to!
In addition to opening you up to Siyavula’s “Everything” series of textbooks, you will find out about exciting ways to bring technology into the classroom, for interactive and stimulating lessons in 2013!
Registration: Free! Please click on the green "Register" button above
Date: Monday 6 August, 2012
Time: 18h30 - 20h30
Venue: Ronnie Grievson Room, St John's College, Johannesburg, Gauteng (this room is upstairs at the pavillion, overlooking the sports field when you drive in the main gate)
Drinks and snacks will be served!
The Everything Maths and Everything Science textbooks are so much more than just a textbook. Join us to learn how you can take advantage of everything our openly licenced textbooks have to offer. Available in hard copy, they are also accessible on smartphones, iPads, tablets and whiteboards. Filled with relevant rich-media (YouTube videos, PowerPoint presentations and simulations), our digital textbooks are completely interactive and a dream to teach from. Educators can contextualise these digital textbooks - we will show you how! Use the textbooks in conjunction with our online practice service, which compliments and supports the textbooks. It shows learners where their weaknesses in the curriculum lie, and lets them practise exam style questions. Our textbooks are completely free to use online, and a single hard copy will cost you R95 for the printing and postage, and the subscription to the Intelligent Practice Service costs R150 for a full year of practise, or R200 if bought together.
Join the community of educators in the ongoing Siyavula professional development courses, where we'll show you how to make use of all the freedoms granted to you by our textbooks' open copyright licence. The focus of the courses are to help educators identify and take advantage of the free online technology available to them.
Telephone 021 469 4771
Who is Siyavula?
Siyavula is a social enterprise spun out of the Shuttleworth Foundation. Siyavula believes in sharing, community, collaboration and openness, and through the use of technology we strive to produce the best quality free educational resources out there.
You may recognise our name from the Grade 10-12 Maths and Physical Science textbooks that were delivered to many schools by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) earlier this year. Every single learner in a government school that is taking maths and / or physical science in Grades 10-12 should have received a copy of our textbooks, paid for by DBE. This is hugely exciting for us as an organisation, but also for the world of open educational resources - as far as we know, this was a world first. The books have their own websites and can be viewed at http://everythingmaths.co.za/ and http://everythingscience.co.za/ or on your cell phone at m.everythingmaths.co.za and m.everythingscience.co.za.
Learn more about our other volunteer driven projects:
Life Sciences Grade 10 textbook: http://projects.siyavula.com/lifesciences10/
Natural Sciences workbooks, Gr 4-6: http://projects.siyavula.com/naturalsciences/