iSchoolAfrica aims to bring the best available education technology and practices to schools in South Africa.
iSchoolAfrica’s success and sustainability is a result of the following:
The mobile classroom - no complex infrastructure required
Each participating school is issued with: 1 mobile classroom containing12 MacBooks, 12 video cameras and 1 projector. This is kept in a secure, mobile case. The mobile classroom is an efficient way of deploying scarce resources and can be moved from classroom to classroom, ensuring integration into subject teaching and learning. It’s a tool for accelerated and collaborative learning.
Access to the world’s best educational technology
The critical piece of hardware is the MacBook, Apple’s special-purpose education laptop. This MacBook comes preloaded with the award-winning iLife suite of applications, which is the absolutely essential toolkit for the creation of multimedia projects - allowing learners to make movies, music, websites and more. This supports creative, challenge-based learning which is used by teachers and learners to create curriculum-relevant projects.