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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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State House Comes To The Aid Of 6-year-old Poor, Gifted Girl - YouTube

Just a day after K24 highlighted the touching story of Emily Wanjiru, the 6- year-old girl who touched the president with her solo verse at the Sagana state ...
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2014 April International Scholarships

2014 April  International Scholarships | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Advance Africa Newsletter: International scholarships & grants including undergraduate scholarships, research scholarships, academic scholarships and scholarships for women.
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The World's 30 Greenest Cities - Edudemic " Nairobi made the list"

The World's 30 Greenest Cities - Edudemic      " Nairobi made the list" | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Earth Day helps us all focus on what we can do to help our planet. These green cities are leading by example. So just what are they doing that is so great?
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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.
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Eneza Education Wins This Year's ICT Innovation Awards

Eneza Education Wins This Year's ICT Innovation Awards | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Eneza Education has been declared this year's winners of the 2014 ICT Innovation awards at the Connected Kenya summit. This year's award categories included agriculture, business process resourcing education and training, healthcare delivery, gender youth and vulnerable groups.

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E-Readers Launched in Teso North

E-Readers Launched in Teso North | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

A California-based nonprofit charitable organisation on Wednesday launched 25 e-readers to benefit 2,000 students in Teso subcounty. The e-readers are loaded with primary and secondary school curriculums.

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The Beginner's Guide To The History Of The Internet - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To The History Of The Internet - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered who actually invented the internet? I don’t think I know anyone anymore who doesn’t use it (even my Mom does, and so does my Grandma, so the numbers of non-users are seriously dwindling), and most people don’t give a whole lot of thought to who thought up this awesome information superhighway …
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10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools - Edudemic

10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
This year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.Recently, the 4 semifinalists plus the “People’s Choice” winners —were announced. We thought that their programs were …
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The FINANCIAL - World Bank to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa

The FINANCIAL - World Bank to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The FINANCIAL -- The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health, according to the World Bank Group. 

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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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I’m an author by accident, but the experience is invaluable

I’m an author by accident, but the experience is invaluable | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I found myself with plenty of notes that eventually became my maiden book.
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Understanding the Difference Between “Using Technology” and “Technology Integration”

Understanding the Difference Between “Using Technology” and “Technology Integration” | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Technology provides innovative learning opportunities for students and teachers alike, but it's important to recognize that there is a difference between technology integration and simply using technology in the classroom.
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The Global Search for Education: The School of the Future

The Global Search for Education:  The School of the Future | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
"The school of the future will embrace the idea that parents need to be reeducated, starting in elementary school, about the tools, methodologies, curriculum and pedagogy that teachers are using to educate their kids." - Geoffrey Canada


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Technology’s role in foreign language learning | eSchool News

Technology’s role in foreign language learning | eSchool News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Although educators and policy makers emphasize skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, today's students are competing in a global society--and foreign language skills can help students gain an edge when it comes to college acceptance and workforce success.
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Kenyan Schools On the Lookout for Radicalisation Among Students

Kenyan Schools On the Lookout for Radicalisation Among Students | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Garissa — Kenyan authorities have asked teachers across the country to be watchful of students in primary and secondary schools, following increasing fears that school-age children are being radicalised by al-Shabaab and its sympathisers.

In a government circular sent to all county education directors on April 11th, the Ministry of Education directed all schools to observe and take note of any suspicious activities that could indicate radicalisation among children.

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A stormy education

A stormy education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago I wrote about how businesses, people and governments can be more productive during storms and other unplanned interruptions. This week I would like to focus on schools.
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What The Global Gender Gap Looks Like (Interactive Map) - Edudemic

What The Global Gender Gap Looks Like (Interactive Map) - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The handy infographic below takes a look at the still-in-existence and ever-infamous gender gap. Often times when educational gender divides are discussed, the focus is mainly on STEM subjects, where women are traditionally quite underrepresented, more so than in education more generally. This particular visual discussion focuses on separating and comparing the gender gap statistics …
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Rachel Ruto launches foundation to help 470 needy students

Rachel Ruto launches foundation to help 470 needy students | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel has started a foundation that will award scholarships to 470 needy students every year.
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Kenyan youth in UK supporting education for needy students

Kenyan youth in UK supporting education for needy students | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Youth in diaspora have been urged to help strengthen Kenya’s cultural and economic integration.
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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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