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Are you a Games Master!? We’re Hiring!

12 December 2018

Learning Innovation Design Lab: Games MasterThe facilitator will be responsible for the facilitation of Learning Innovation Design Lab’s after school programmes at Silikamva and Hout Bay High Schools. This role requires an extraordinarily creative individual who has a proven passion for design and programming and ability to inspire youth to discover their own passion and […]

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Term 2 Student Showcase

21 June 2018
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Our Game Lab learners at Hout Bay and Silikamva High Schools celebrated the end of the term with a learner showcase presenting the games they have designed on Scratch. The learners introduced their games and demonstrated how they play. The games varied from underwater scenes of fish fending off shark attacks, to two cats in a […]

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Fundraising Wish List

09 May 2018

We want to transform our schools’ computer labs into real Game Labs that inspire and encourage our learners to explore their imagination and dream of new possibilities. Our wish list includes:Additional PlatformsTablets for gaming and drawingXbox/Wii/PlayStationGame PurchasesFezJourneyInsideLittle Big PlanetHeadphonesIf you have any of these items 2nd hand or would like to donate to purchase an item […]

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2018 Welcomes the Learning Arcade

14 February 2018

Learning innovation Design Lab has returned to Silikamva and Hout Bay High Schools expanding its offerings to both Game Lab and the newly introduced Learning Arcade. The year kicked off with an exciting after school sign up fair at Silikamva High School where learners had the opportunity to explore the large variety of after school […]

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Introducing Our Team for 2018!

13 February 2018

2018 marks an exciting chapter for Learning Innovation Design Lab as our team grows. Founding Directors Michael Wolf and Marco Rosa have been joined by Solange Rosa serving in a voluntary capacity as Executive Director; building new partnerships and expanding LearnLab’s impact. Additionally Ashley Newell has joined as Programme Manager developing new programmes and managing […]

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Game Lab Hout Bay High End of Term Presentations

28 March 2017

 On Tuesday 27th March the first Game Lab class of grade 8 and grade 9 students from Hout Bay High took part in a presentation that marked the end of their eight week Game lab. Game Lab had previously worked with thirty grade 10 Silikamva students in 2016 which came up with promising results. The programme showed […]

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Game Lab Expands Reach to a Second School

01 February 2017
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With three successful years already firmly tucked under its belt, Learning Innovation Design Lab excitedly kicked off to a great start in January 2017 with more than 45 previously disadvantaged high school students signed up to participate in the Game Lab project. This year is particularly special in that it’s the first time the Game […]

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Game Lab teaching Hout Bay Learners Coding and Game Design

12 August 2016

Game Lab is one of Learning Innovation Design Lab‘s (a non-profit under Formula D Interactive) interventions to use technology to improve education outcomes in schools within low-income settlements in South Africa. Thirty of Silikamva High School’s grade 10 learners are now taking part in Game Lab.  The program provides students with hands-on training on how to design games, […]

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Co-creating PLOXX1

29 April 2014
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The Masiphumelele Play to Learn Lab hit the ground running on Monday the 7th of April 2014 to mark the start of the second school term, and Phase 2 of the project. The second phase of the project again promotes learning through play, curiosity and co-creation in the classroom, with further emphasis on creative group […]

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Letters of Love

17 April 2014
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  The “Player Passports” are a very important part of the Masiphumelele Play to Learn Lab. This is where each child would be recording some of their thoughts about the classes each week. During the first week of Phase 1 I forgot Grade 6 Cs  Player Passports at  the office. Eager to get the children into […]

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