One event that brought schools together to share innovative tech & edtech solutions that work
17-19 August – Virtual
Wayne Strydom @ Glenwood House School
Osca St Marthe, UK based Cybersecurity Expert for Africa, Asia and Europe @ SonicWall
Matthew Hains, CAT & ICT Development Officer @ SAHETI School
Lerato Shuping, EdTech Leader @ St Mary’s School Waverly.
Frankie Cilliers, Head of Innovation @ Saxonwold Primary
Yasmin Motani, Director of Academic Operations @ Roedean School
Karen Walstra, Independent Educational Consultant @ Karen Walstra Consulting
Robert Faltermeier, Director of Innovation @ Jeppe High School for Boys
Claire Buckler, Director of Learning Commons @ Devonport High School for Boys (UK)
Charlotte Fourie, Teacher Trainer @ Skoleondersteuningsentrum
Schoolscape IT 2021 focused on introducing schools to products and solutions that can help your school move forward.
Click on one of the topics below to view the sessions that covered that topic.
Over the last 3 years, we have run numerous Schoolscape events and our feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are some of the reviews from our last event.
"Thank you so much for making this event possible virtually!! Having so much fun and amazed at all the latest trends in education technology."
"Thank you for much for the high-quality presenters. I've learned so much."
"Thanks to all the organizers and sponsors for an excellent event. I really enjoyed taking part in it."
"Thank you for a brilliantly organised event. Inspiring and informative."
"I just want to THANK YOU! This is my third year attending SchoolScape and you are continually upping your game! During almost EVERY presenter that I’ve watched, I’ve thought 'Oh, I have to show this to X, Y or Z!' or 'That answers so many questions!!' You ROCK!! Thank you so much for an amazing event! I’m looking forward to joining tomorrow again."
"My first Schoolscape IT event. I learned so much. Thanks for all your amazing input & generous sponsors for prizes and gifts. Can’t wait until the next one."
"I really enjoyed the conference. I have learned quite a lot, and am inspired to dream big for my school and IT classroom."
"I was really impressed by the organisation of it all and the app / platforms you used. Plus the warm and friendly welcome and atmosphere - quite something for a virtual conference."
"Just want to Thank you for such a great workshop. 16 years of workshops and I can say ... hand on heart, the greatest one I have ever attended. very excited for the next one. Thank you so much."
"The Schoolscape IT event has been so helpful! It also broadened my horizons and changed the way I think about remote teaching. Thanks for all the effort you put in!"
The purpose of this 3-day virtual event was to move your school forward by learning from other schools’ experiences and successes. Local and overseas schools shared the effort-free tech and edtech solutions they use to simplify their life and engage learners.
There was a morning track for school IT decision makers where you got to see the bigger picture of tech and edtech across the school. Effort-free solutions in action presented by real school IT managers.
And an afternoon track for teachers and edtechimplementers where you got to see how other teachers effectively use simple technology to increase learner engagement without creating an unrealistic workload.
Attendees earned 10 CPTD Points for attending thanks to our SACE & CPTD partner, Get SACE Points. The Get SACE Points Team loaded the points for them.
Launched for the first time at Schoolscape IT 2021 – you were able to meet with top school IT Managers and edtech implementers that have expert experience in specific areas (from security, networking, systems, edtech tools and more). They made their time available for you to book a one-on-one meeting with them to learn from their first-hand experience.
Tech implementations and planning
Director of IT (infrastructure)
Head of Innovation
Director of Innovation
Head of Innovation & Digital Marketing Leader
Director of IT: Teaching & Learning
"There is an app for that" - Have you ever thought there could be an app for that challenge you are facing in your class? Lerato not only shared some incredible free apps but also shared how to uncover amazing free resources that engage learners and don't add more workload.
"Has your password been hacked and how safe is your school?" - International cybersecurity expert Osca St Marthe dove into the biggest security threats South African schools are facing. He showed you how to see if your passwords have been hacked and the worst passwords.
Back at another Schoolscape event by very popular demand. Matthew inspired you with the free tech he uses and how it makes any classroom come alive. (Matthew's session at Schoolscape Premier was voted the best session)
*UK School Speaker* Devonport is a leading Department for Education demonstrator school. Claire shared her school's tech story with a focus on the tech they use, why they use it, and the vision for their school.
"Rustenburg Girls High School's story of simplifying device management" - Wihan shared their school's story of how they have simplified device management. He showcased the tool he uses (JAMF) as well as his top tips and tricks that you can use at your school.
Having previously implemented STEAM at Pridwin and now making robotics a dedicated subject at Roedean, Yasmin shared her experience of using a variety of solutions including LEGO Education.
Rob shared from his master studies on rethinking how we use spaces in schools. Tech is powerful but so are the spaces we use and how we physically set up schools. Get a fresh perspective that might make you rethink your classrooms.
Get an inside view of how this local primary school thinks about coding and technology across their school.
Wayne shared how you can incorporate coding, robotics and edtech into your class no matter what you teach.
Charlotte showcased how two free mobile apps will transform learning in your classroom and simplify your administration.
Heads, IT Managers, Deputies, Business Managers
Learn from other school schools and industry experts who demoed effort-free IT products and services that have moved their school forward. We know how busy you are. So, to make the most of your time: We hosted a daily high-impact session lasting only 1h45min.
Every school is on a journey from chalkboards to tech-enabled classrooms. This session encouraged you in your journey, no matter where you are in it, and inspired you with effortless solutions that work.
Three SA schools showcased how they manage their devices. They shared how they secure the devices at home and school, their systems for support and maintenance, how they deploy the devices, charging the solutions and why they choose the devices they are using.
The final day was all about introducing coding and robotics solutions that build into your curriculum and make it easy for you and your staff.
Teachers, Edtech Implementers, HODs, Deputies:
Real teachers shared success stories of how simple tech increased engagement in their pupils, without creating an unrealistic workload. We know how busy you are. So, to make the most of your time: We hosted a daily high-impact session lasting only 1h45min.
Day one saw two incredible teachers showcase the edtech and digital resources they are using in their class. Find out how they use it in their classrooms, how it simplifies their life, engages learners and how you could introduce it in your class. After they presented, 3 industry leaders presented on what to look for in digital resources and what they have to recommend.
This session was all about the latest, most innovative tech you could be using in your classroom. The first speaker showcased how she uses simple tech in her classroom to engage her learners and reduce the burden as a teacher. After this, we showcased some incredible tech and edtech to help you see what could be possible in your class.
No matter your tech skills, the last day of the event was all about Coding and Robotics. Learn from two teachers as they shared how they have incorporated coding and robotics into their classrooms. This was followed by a panel discussion where 4 industry experts provided tips and tricks from their experience of helping schools with coding and robotics.
Kevin is the IT Manager of Aston Primary School. He plays a consulting role to ensure that the event is positioned to help schools and parents.
CEO of Schoolscape and SchoolAdvisor. Also co-founded d6 Technology.
Meet Ashleig - the events director for all Schoolscape events.
To give you an idea, decision makers from the following schools have registered for previous events:
Select if you want to attend the morning, afternoon, or both sessions below.