Monday 20 April 2020

And so it begins...benefits of being guinea pigs! @legoeducation #lego #legomindstorms #ZAedu #edtech #remotelearning #stayhome #covid19 #corona

Love the learning happening with @seesawlearning Great work done by @intschoolct #proudlyisct #ZAedu #edtech #ipad #remotelearning #stayhome #covid19 #corona

Colouring in @explainevrythng using #ipadpro and #applepencil . . #ZAedu #edtech #stayhome #covid19

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Want Free Textbooks? Snapplify's got you covered!

Amidst the global crisis of COVID-19 we have seen Edtech companies do their bit to help out where they can. Kahoot has given teachers a free upgrade to the premium tier which adds more question types, Google has extended its offering of Meet to allow for live streaming with up to 100,000 participants and up to 250 in group video calls.

But what has just been announced might be the most beneficial of all to students in our current South African context. EBook platform Snapplify has just made more than 5000 educational titles FREE until the end of the school year.

Snapplify partners with a ton of publishers (too many to count...maybe I'm just lazy) and they have been working ridiculously hard to get these guys on board to help out.

I have done a quick search and found books for every subject I could think of. These also include teacher guides and student study guides. Popular series like Mind Action or the Zoom interactive books (seriously, if you haven't checked these out you should!) are there and to download them is a very straightforward process.

Simply create a free account, check out the books you want and then download the Snapplify Reader application for your platform. They have apps available for all the major platforms

If you've found this information useful, please go and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @techteachersa

Take care!

stay home