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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

What’s the future of education technology? Venturing an educated guess is Larry Cuban, a high school social studies teacher for 14 years and a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), is professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. 

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News, trends and resources on 21st century learning and teaching to empower students, teachers and parents in Kenya. For a compete list of education resources go to: http://kenyaschoolreport.com/resources
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About KenyaSchoolReport.com

Kenya School Report (KSR) is a web-based resource for students and parents, designed to assist them in deciding where to get an education in Kenya. KSR puts all the information students and parents need to make this important decision at their fingertips. We offer objective assessments, advice and guidance about how to choose a school, from preschool through college. Our complete objectivity in presenting school information makes KSR a trusted source for parents and students. Our school listings, articles, tools and other resources are designed to help students become lifelong learners and good citizens.

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No more funds for Students Council programme, says Unicef

No more funds for Students Council programme, says Unicef | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The secondary schools students’ leadership programme is facing a funding hitch after the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), which has been the major sponsor, gave a notice to withdraw funding.
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What Do Americans Really Think About U.S. Education? - Edudemic

What Do Americans Really Think About U.S. Education? - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There’s always chatter about how schools in the US are failing or succeeding. About how test scores are too low compared to other students around the globe. About how standardized testing is right or wrong, good or bad for our students. About how schooling (or unschooling) should really work. But what we talk about less …
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TeachSurfing - Teach while travelling the world | Kenya School Report

TeachSurfing - Teach while travelling the world | Kenya School Report | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
TeachSurfing.org is a new not-for-profit website that connects travelers who are interested in volunteer teaching as part of their travels with communities, schools and NGOs that can benefit from their expertise. The website is being supported by SAP and One Young World, and has the potential to enhance the education of people around the world. You can find more information about it at www.TeachSurfing.org Schools can sign up for the site at www.TeachSurfing.org/beta - doing so would create the opportunity for a stream of volunteer teachers to teach their skills in the schools.
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What are Teacher’s Biggest Challenges in 2014?

What are Teacher’s Biggest Challenges in 2014? | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
First and Foremost on Teacher's Minds - Getting Students to be More Self-Directed in Their Learning. On Sunday we published the first part of our recent survey
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9 Big Issues Students Are Grappling With Right Now - Edudemic

9 Big Issues Students Are Grappling With Right Now - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether this is your first year teaching and you’re right out of school or you’ve been teaching for 30 years, the students sitting in your classroom are facing a different type of classroom than you had as a student. There is more technology, the subject material may vary slightly, but the biggest differences are likely …
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Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students - Edudemic

Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As Katie Lepi showed in her recent article, the use of video in education is fast emerging as an efficient, creative, and effective way to help students learn. Over the past year I have been experimenting with assessment methods and have found that using video is now the best way for me to assess the …
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Yolanda Adams US concert to help Kenyan school

Yolanda Adams US concert to help Kenyan school | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Four-time Grammy Award winning artist Yolanda Adams will headline an event that is to boost ties between Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD and Marmanet Secondary School in Laikipia.
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How laptop pledge has come to naught

How laptop pledge has come to naught | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As Standard One pupils continue rubbing their hands with glee in anticipation of the fulfillment of President Kenyatta’s laptops promise, the project is yet to become a reality.
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Teachers Service Commission seeks Sh4b for nursery teachers

Teachers Service Commission seeks Sh4b for nursery teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The Teachers Service Commission is seeking Sh4.8 billion to recruit 24,000 nursery school teachers, fuelling a clash with governors and senators, who argue the recruitment is the preserve of counties.
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Intel to bid for laptop project

Intel to bid for laptop project | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Intel Corporation, a global chip maker, says it will introduce its latest product for consideration in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s laptop pet project.
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New Education tribunal to handle teachers complaints

New Education tribunal to handle teachers complaints | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector can now lodge appeals to the newly formed Education Appeals Tribunal.
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3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1 - Edudemic

3 Professional Development Tips For Schools Going 1:1 - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As our 1:1 initiative moves forward, I see that there are three kinds of teachers that are part of the process: 1. The teachers who are ready for change (!!) 2. The teachers who are willing to change 3. The teachers who just want to get by I wish someone would have told me about …
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TSC and Knut in new battle, employer says no cash for teachers promotions

TSC and Knut in new battle, employer says no cash for teachers promotions | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers in the country are embroiled in a new tussle with their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) over promotions for 50,000 members.
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3 activities to encourage critical thinking in the classroom

3 activities to encourage critical thinking in the classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Incorporating 'evidence' into lessons allows educators to create classroom cultures seeded in deep critical thinking.  
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Technology transforms education

Technology transforms education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when computers in schools were housed in small rooms and tended to by enthusiasts and hobbyists who formed their own social grouping: computer nerds. If you were born in the late sixties or early seventies you might remember using an Apple 1 in elementary school, usually one per class. - See more at: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/technology-transforms-education/2014/04/15#sthash.QIakle4l.dpuf

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or
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5 Studies On Why Education And Health Are Critical To Improvement - Edudemic

5 Studies On Why Education And Health Are Critical To Improvement - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
We all know how important a well-rounded education is, but in recent years, research has been uncovering another very good reason to make sure that kids stay in school – good health. And it’s not just a one-way street; education and health seem to propagate each other, with numerous studies showing that healthy living leads …
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18 Things You May Not Know About Education In Dubai - Edudemic

18 Things You May Not Know About Education In Dubai - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Dubai is a pretty interesting place. We were there recently for this year’s GESF, and one of the striking things about the city is the diversity of its residents. The education system there pretty much mimics that – there are a ton of schools offering different programs, and from a US perspective – where much …
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Why It's Important To Take Risks While Learning - Edudemic

Why It's Important To Take Risks While Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Sometimes the process of learning something in order to be able to do it seems daunting. You know you want to get from point A to point B so that you can do C, but you really just want to be able to do C without a long wait. As teachers, you want your students …
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Laptops pledge takes centre stage at drama fete

Laptops pledge takes centre stage at drama fete | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The Class One laptop project and challenges facing Vision 2030 were among themes tackled at the 2014 drama festival.
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Schools ordered to have up-to-date records, vet resource persons to avert radicalisation

Schools ordered to have up-to-date records, vet resource persons to avert radicalisation | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Education has asked all school managements countrywide to be alert on any actvities that can lead to radicalisation of students in learning institutions.
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State unveils new measures to boost security in schools

State unveils new measures to boost security in schools | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Education has introduced a raft of new measures aimed at enhancing security in schools and averting radicalisation of learners.
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From land reforms to laptops, it has been a tough year

From land reforms to laptops, it has been a tough year | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The fiasco of free laptops promised for every primary school child in Kenya must be one of Jubilee’s worst nightmares
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Dilapidated Yikisemei primary school in Makindu, Makueni county - YouTube

They say education is the key to a brighter future and for pupils at Yikisemei primary school, the quest to find that key has forced them to go for whatever ...
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How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to.  When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google. It will ask you for a forwarding number. This must be an actual landline or mobile number in …
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