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Update dates 28 Aug 2017
   
Update dates 03 Sep 2012
  09 Jan 2013
  15 Mar 2013
  15 Aug 2013
   
For academic year Jan - Dec 2012 / 2013
Sep 2012 to Aug 2013
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

What's New - 28 Aug 2017

This Knowledge Network web site which has served us all well since 1994 is currently being remastered for mobile use and updated for compatibility with all the latest web site development technologies by:

Alister Ho - CEO - Digital Cloud (Pty) Ltd, Gauteng, South Africa

All pages that we use during training events will still be accessible.
 

For all educational software users
KN-10up educational software for ages 10 and up

(follow on from KN-3to5 and KN-6to9)

KN-10up includes topics that fall into most of the different learning areas (English, Math, Social Sciences, Life Orientation, Natural Sciences, Technology and Arts and Culture) and can be used offline by educators during their lessons or used by learners for remedial, club, after school care centres, homework clubs or for learner enrichment.

The KN-10up school licence is an open licence and can be installed on all Windows-based computers / laptops owned by the school per school venue. (A minimum screen resolution of 1280 on 96 dpi is required for some of the Things to do on the Things to do panel.)

for South African Users
Click here to view the KN-10up Datasheet.
Ask for an order form for a school or for an individual via:
Landline 011 803 5554     + 27 11 803 5554
Fax 011 803 9117     + 27 11 803 9117
Email kn-10up@knowledgenetwork.co.za
Order Forms  
For schools - once-off open licence Click here for Order Form
For individuals - once-off for one laptop or one computer Please email Knowledge Network or call Knowledge Network for the fee for individuals, order and payment instructions and software licence name and version details. Ideal for learners for fun offline use during the holidays, to develop general knowledge and other skills required for school and life. Please remember to ask for the price for individuals.
kn-10up@knowledgenetwork.co.za
   
For Partner Schools (Partners in Education)
and Special Projects
Progressive Learning Programme (PLP) Standard and Extended Implementations - Pre-school to Grade 12
Red file launch - updated material, including KN E-Learning Extensions Every Session in every programme file has been updated with KN E-Learning Extensions and checked for compatibility with most of the current Windows and Office software. Every Session for PLP Standard Implementation has been sent via post or courier, together with the 2011 assessments for learner preparation.
Educator upskilling (New equipment) All educators have been upskilled for iPads, tablets, BlackBerry / smartphones, laptops and thin client networks, where relevant and applicable.
Educator upskilling (E-learning) All educators have been upskilled in KN E-Learning extensions for Pre-school to Level 05 (Grade 12).
Educator upskilling (Win 7, software installations) All educators have been upskilled in Win 7, Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 full versions and various starter pack configurations.
Educator upskilling (FTP and/or cloud computing) All educators in schools using KN FTP servers have been upskilled.
Educator upskilling (Research) All educators have been upskilled in copyright for text and photographs, the use of trademarks in text, different school policies on plagiarism and easy ways and good techniques for learners to complete research projects using Internet, offline and other research tools, as well as dictionary options for kids and English language learners.
Educator upskilling (Online safety) All educators have been upskilled in netiquette, online safety, cyberbullying, online footprints, creating and maintaining a positive online image.
Educator upskilling (Special needs) All educators in special needs schools have been upskilled in techniques for learners to handle research more effectively and easily, techniques for learners to cope with the Knowledge Network year-end assessments, online safety and cyberbullying and KN E-Learning extensions for ADHD learners.
KN Level 05

1/2 year programme (approx. 15 sessions)

Year programme (approx. 25 sessions) - best option for preparation of learners for the workplace and varsity - includes multipage documents and detailed referencing plus Level 05 spreadsheeting for business and degree programmes)
 

Most schools are implementing the KN Level 05 6-month programme. All schools implementing KN Level 05 have been sent the full-year programme for KN Level 05. The programme includes multipage documents, pagination, table of contents, captions and acknowledgements generation, graphics, current standards for screen and print graphics, common business formulas, research and reference standards, pivot tables, basic macros, current equipment, terminology and trends.

See Feedback from learners - High Schools and Primary Schools

Certificates of Achievement (academic year Jan - Dec 2011 and academic year Jan - Dec 2012) Certificates of Achievement for educators for achieving an 80% pass rate per level in 2011 have been sent via post or courier to the Principals. Certificates of Achievement for 2012 have been sent via post or courier for those educators whose pass rate data has been received.
iPads and tablets used during ILAMM training as well as laptops, notebooks, netbooks and computers iPads and tablets as well as laptops and computers are being used during some of the ILAMM courses. For the iPad, you need a painting and drawing app as well as Pages, Numbers and Keynote for the iPad. You only need to use the iPad during the ILAMM course if you and the learners will be using the iPad with the Knowledge Network« IT Learning System Progressive Learning Programme. The Session Training event on the last day of the ILAMM course is done using the iPad, the painting app, the drawing app and Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
Session Training (for schools where learners are using the iPad for the Progressive Learning Programme) Session Training events are being scheduled for educators in schools where learners are using the iPad for the Progressive Learning Programme and Year-end Assessments. Session Training is scheduled for a Saturday morning.
For Open Source environments 2013 is the 3rd year schools can submit assessments completed using Open Source (please save as a compatible file for marking and moderating). Educators have completed the Session Training events in 2013 for learner prep for the 2013 Year-end Assessments.
For schools using iPads and Windows-based environments Please advise which Grades will be completing Year-end Assessments on iPads or Windows-based systems. The Certificates of Successful Completion are different for iPad users (Pages, Numbers and Keynote).
2013 Year-end Assessments on iPads - test run The 2013 Mid-Year assessments were completed on iPads and Windows-based Systems for all levels including Level 05. Some of the levels were completed on iPads by Knowledge Network staff members under assessment conditions. (All scored 70% in the assessment time period of 60 minutes for SP Level 01 M - Level 04).
Session Training for educators for schools completing 2013 assessments on iPads Session Training for educators for schools completing 2013 assessments on iPads ends on 17 Aug 2013 - SP Level 01 to Level 03.
2014 planning Preliminary discussions about the plans for 2014 are being held now - schools using a mix of tools for e.g. iPads for research and Windows-based Office productivity tools, or iPads for research and office productivity tools will need to advise Knowledge Network in mid 2014 which tools will be used for the 2014 Year-end assessments.
2014 Session Training events Educators can bring their Windows 2000/2003, XP, Vista, Win 7 or Win 8 laptops and / or iPads and / or their Android tablets to the published Session Training events, i.e. whichever tools / mix of tools they are using for the Knowledge Network sessions.
KN Partner Schools UpSkilling Programme 2013 / 2014 Info release to Partner Schools scheduled for 20 Aug 2013.
   
For KN educational software Users Partners in Education, Resource Toolkit, KN software and individual users
KN-3to5 new installation CD for Win 95 to Win 7 (also tested for Win 8) Your new installation CD has been sent to you via post, courier or speed services. If you have installation problems with the new installation CD and Win 7, please call Knowledge Network or email kn-3to5@knowledgenetwork.co.za. Tel 011 803 5554.
KN-6to9 new installation CD for Win 95 to Win 7 (also tested for Win 8) Your new installation CD has been sent to you via post, courier or speed services. If you have installation problems with the new installation CD and Win 7, please call Knowledge Network or email kn-6to9@knowledgenetwork.co.za. Tel 011 803 5554.
KN-2004h - for high schools for keyboarding skills (also tested for Win 8) Your new installation CD has been ordered and is ready for shipment. Please contact Knowledge Network to provide the name of person in the school or network administrator who should receive the CD.
KN-10up (also tested for Win 8) All Spring Launch orders have been sent via courier. Email kn-10up@knowledgenetwork.co.za.
KN-10up - Hunt for the Spunkasaurus First entry in the High School category has been received. See first entry in the High School category by Monika as an example. As this is the first entry for the period Jan to Jul 2013 and the work is being shown as an example, Monika has been awarded an entry-level laptop or tablet. Monika chose an entry-level laptop valued at R5,500.00.
KN-10up Contributor Thank You letters and KN-10up software for contributors (learners) Contributor Thank You letters for learners are scheduled to be sent to the contributors' schools on 20 Aug 2013 and to 3-term schools at the start of next term. See KN-10up logo page on the software (right click on the opening graphics page) or click here to view the learners' work. Names of contributors are in the Credits section of KN-10up software.
   
For Resource Toolkit Users  
Updated Resource Toolkits, including KN E-Learning Extensions For Pre-School, Grd 01 to Grd 03, Grd 04 to Grd 07, Grd 08 to Grd 12 and Educator-definable Resource Toolkit users:
Every Session in every Resource Toolkit has been updated with KN E-Learning Extensions and checked for compatibility with most of the current Windows and Office software. Updated Resource Toolkits have been sent via courier, post or have been collected.
 
KN-UpSkilling Programmes for all Users (business and school)
KN-UpSkilling Programmes One-day programmes for R1,500.00 per person for customised and personalised upskilling programmes. So far KN-UpSkilling programmes have been run for those needing new computer skills for jobs, self-employment after retrenchment, varsity students to cope with text processing and research workloads, retired individuals needing upskilling in email, Skype, Facebook, USB modems, Internet research, PDF file handling, downloading of photos from cameras and cell phones, BlackBerry usage, educators in Office 2010 / 2013 and Win 7 / Win 8, e-learning, iPad and BlackBerry / other smartphone use, school admin staff in advanced Excel use for budgets and general admin, use of templates etc., web page creation and Photoshop.

Email kn-upskilling@knowledgenetwork.co.za to provide Knowledge Network with details of the upskilling programme you need for yourself or members of your staff. We shall then produce an outline for your upskilling programme or the upskilling programme for your staff.

KN-UpSkilling - Productivity tools on iPads - for educators KN-UpSkilling programmes for educators on the iPad (using Pages, Numbers and Keynote, research, as well as vector drawing and painting apps) are being held on Saturdays - 09:00 - 14:00 at the KN-UpSkilling rate of R1,500.00 per educator per day. Not all items listed above are covered during one KN-UpSkilling programme. Refreshments, delicious and healthy snacks are included.
KN-UpSkilling - Productivity tools on Windows-based laptops / desktops - for educators KN-UpSkilling programmes for educators on Windows-based laptops / desktops (using Office 2003 - 2013 tools Word, Excel, PowerPoint, bitmaps and vector drawing programs for work such as mark sheets, worksheets, presentations, multipage documents and detailed referencing, e-learning, research, creating diagrams and illustrations) are being held on Saturdays - 09:00 - 14:00 at the KN-UpSkilling rate of R1,500.00 per educator per day. Not all items listed above are covered during one KN-UpSkilling programme. Refreshments, delicious and healthy snacks are included.
   
Feedback  
United Nations / Knowledge Network International Year of Forests 2011 Multimedia Project for use by schools for 2011, 2012, 2013 Article in Quest Science for South Africa Academy of Science Magazine Volume 7 Number 4 2011 - featuring schools, educators and learners who participated in the project
Knowledge Network gets you there - 2011 - for use by schools for 2011, 2012, 2013 Report by Linda from St Katharine's School
   
 
 
Trademarks used in this What's New
Research in Motion Limited (RIM) is the owner of the Blackberry family of trademarks.
Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Photoshop and Adobe are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Apple, iPad, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Knowledge Network is a registered trademark of Knowledge Network (PTY) Limited
ILAMM (Integrated Learning and Mentoring Methodology) is a registered trademark of Knowledge Network (PTY) Limited
 
 

 

 

General info

Knowledge Network
 
KN-10up
"Cool"
"Awesome"
"Must have it"
 
KN-UpSkilling Programmes
"Totally empowering"
"Would not have made it without KN-UpSkilling"
 
Red file launch and KN E-Learning Ext.
"The best ever"
"Re-energising"
"Makes you see everything in a new way"
"Re-ignites interest in subjects and topics"
"Empowering - makes everyone in your class feel clever and knowledgeable"
"Lots of fun, an eye opener for all educators and learners"
"E-learning for pre-schoolers is an exciting and fun adventure into just about every topic needed for everyday life"
"A new and different learning adventure every school day"
 
KN Level 05
"Content no university student should be without"

 

 

 

 

 

               
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Date of update: 27 August 2017