Matthew Hains

A little bit about me

I have been a teacher for 14 years. Computer Applications Technology is a subject I am most passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy teaching it. I have won awards and been to many prestigious events as a speaker and guest.

I received the Microsoft Innovative Educator nomination from Microsoft and am also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2016. I've been a sub-examiner and Chief marker for Grade 12 C.A.T. I was also the Gauteng Regional and the National C.A.T. Moderator for the IEB for 2016 and 2017.

I also enjoy playing drums when I get the chance and used to teach drumming professionally. I have an interest in West African and contemporary percussion and played professionally overseas for a few years.


Tech Teachers & Tech Trainers

  • Educator
  • Trainer
  • Speaker
  • Tutor
  • Microsoft Minecraft Global Mentor
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.


  • Teacher : STEAM, ICT, IT  & Computer Applications Technology

IEB appointments

  • Gauteng Regional & National IEB Moderator – C.A.T PAT & SBA (2016 & 2017)
  • Senior-Examiner Marker - Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 2 (2017)
  • National Teacher Conference convener – C.A.T. (2017)
  • Cluster Leader (2016)
  • Gauteng Subject Forum Representative C.A.T. (2014 & 2016)
  • Senior-Examiner Marker – Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 2 (2016)
  • Sub-Examiner Marker – Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 1 & Paper 2 (2015)

Press & Media


To view my technology teaching certifications/achievements - go here

Speaker & Workshops

Microsoft Educator


My Educator Network Profile page

Microsoft Virtual Academy

I have been a guest presenter in the following webinars:


Featured in : “Towards the Realization of the ICT Education Living Lab – The Success Story” (2015)