Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 24-10-2019
Education solutions company Think Ahead says technology should be embraced in teaching to spur students to be more creative.
Think Ahead together with the iStore held their 12th annual Excellence in Education Awards in Melrose Arch on Wednesday.
There were about six hundred entries from over fifty schools across nine provinces from Grade R to twelve.
Students were judged for their creativity, coding and photography skills among others.
The winning teachers walked away iPads sponsored by the iStore while each winning student was rewarded with a Beats headphone.
Think Ahead’s Michelle Lissoos says the awards is a celebration of teachers and students who’ve embraced the fourth industrial revolution in the classroom.
“We’ve taken Apple technology and integrated into their curriculum and the key skills in the fourth industrial revolution are creativity, coding computational thinking, problem solving.”
iStore CEO Chris Dodd says education is key to what iStore does.
“Apple have always held education very close to their hearts. They actually developed hardware and software particularly for the education environment.”
Dodd says South Africa has rich talent and he hopes students reap the opportunities to take the country even further into the fourth industrial revolution.
Listen to the interview with Chris Dodd