Kevin Baloyi
Successful Technology Integration for Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Finding and Using Strong Apps to Engage Learners at Every Level
This workshop focuses on maximizing the use of strong apps and websites in order to ensure that you find and use the best applications for your classroom. All the apps and sites we will explore together have been tried and tested and considered extremely effective by a vast number of teachers around the world.  Most apps do not run effectively and efficiently on their own, but benefit most from a teacher who guides their use resulting in highly successful outcomes. In this workshop teachers will be able to easily design lessons that utilize apps both in the school day as well as for homework and even test prep.

Workshop participants will…

  •  have ideas on how to transform an ordinary classroom into a 21st century classroom, where learners have fun while learning at their own pace.
  • see how learners can study from the apps provided and have practice tests and exams to enhance their understanding and retention of content.
  •  learn some ways to discover apps for your students, and some methodologies to test them to make sure they will work in your context.
Kevin Baloyi is one of four producers of EdTech Summit Africa. He is currently working at Mitchell House in Polokwane teaching English and IT as a student teacher, while studying at the University of South Africa (UNISA) for his Bachelors of Education. He is an Under 12 Soccer assistant coach and leads a Bible Study Club at Mitchell House. Kevin joined the GTI Future Leaders Program in 2015 and was an intern teacher at LEAP Science and Maths School. He left the GTI Future Leaders Program in 2017. Kevin was part of a select group of teachers-in-training who travelled to the U.S. in 2016 as a part of the Global Teachers Institute and Teach With Africa exchange program studying schools and programs in California. Kevin is passionate about Education and Technology and has taught himself many technology strategies that he incorporates into his teaching. Kevin was a presenter during EdTech Summit Africa in 2016 and 2017, leading workshops for educators around South Africa and Swaziland about the implementation of technology tools in the classroom. He was also a keynote speaker at The Global Education Conference 2016.