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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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Growers Alliance Coffee giving back to education and healthcare in Kenya.

Great educational segment on how coffee is grown, processed and distributed by Growers Alliance Coffee and how they continue to support the local community. Growers Alliance Coffee is pure Kenyan coffee, 100% Organic and 100% Fairtrade. They also reinvest 10% of every packet sold back to supporting coffee growing in Kenya.  To go further Growers Alliance Coffee continues supporting clean water, education, church,and healthcare projects in Kenya.  These projects include working with Kijiji International Dialysis Center in Naivasha.  Excellent work Martin and Purity. KSR is committed to supporting your mission. 
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Over 50pc of East African graduates 'half-baked'

Over 50pc of East African graduates 'half-baked' | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
At least half of graduates produced by East African universities lack employability skills, technical mastery and basic work-related capabilities, a new survey shows.
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Global Education Hardware Technology Spend Hits $13 Billion Finds Futuresource Consulting

Global Education Hardware Technology Spend Hits $13 Billion Finds Futuresource Consulting | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The global spend on education technology within classrooms reached US$13 billion last year, up 11% on 2012, according to a new market study from Futuresource Consulting, the leading provider of education technology research.

The study explores mobile PC devices, classroom displays (such as projectors and interactive whiteboards) and complementary devices (visualisers, voting systems, voice amplification and related products), and reveals that the market will continue to rise in value out to 2018 and beyond.

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30 Places To Get An Online Master's Degree In Special Ed - Edudemic

30 Places To Get An Online Master's Degree In Special Ed - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Looking to get your Master's in Special Education online? Here's a list of many schools that offer great programs!
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Open access to over 6,500 online textbooks now open at KSR Online Learn Center

Open access to over 6,500 online textbooks now open at KSR Online Learn Center | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
 KSR Online Learn Center is owned and managed by KenyaSchoolReport.com and powered by Schoolgy.   This is an open platform for all learners of all levels to access free education resources from over 6500 digital text books, educational web links, active education discussions and much more.
Our mission is to give access to education content globally as a self service. Anyone is welcome to access. Topics range from Accouting to Woodwork
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13 African Think Tanks Join R4D For Policy Engagement and Communications Workshop in Kenya | Results for Development Institute

13 African Think Tanks Join R4D For Policy Engagement and Communications Workshop in Kenya | Results for Development Institute | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Nairobi, Kenya - The Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor collaborative, piloted a mentorship and peer learning program in 2013 to strengthen the policy engagement and communications (PEC) skills of think tanks in the developing world. Results for Development (R4D) and partnerComms Consult in the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe are the program leads piloting the PEC program in Anglophone Africa.

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The Revolution in Higher Education and the Needs of the New Academic

The Revolution in Higher Education and the Needs of the New Academic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As I think about my own work in the academy and I compare it to what I did even 10 years ago, I've seen such dramatic shifts. I thought it was important to share some thoughts on the impact eLearning...
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'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction'

'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction' | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Dr. Ludig Spaenle, the Bavarian education minister, spoke at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center.
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Education Integration: Kipsigis Girls High School takes on special needs students - YouTube

Kipsigis Girls High School in the county of Kericho is amongst the few schools that integrate students with visual impairment and those without any special needs. Irene Choge was in Kericho and attended one of the lessons there to establish how these students learn amidst the challenges 

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5 Important Things To Teach Students About The Brain - Edudemic

5 Important Things To Teach Students About The Brain - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
We’re all used to the term ‘21st century’ popping up in education articles, social media, and even in school staff rooms. It’s become normal to refer to yourself as a 21st century teacher, teaching in a 21st century classroom, using 21st century teaching methods that are centered on your 21st century students. While this popular …
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Oh so true! Great read.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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Only half of university graduates in Kenya are ready for job market, study says

Only half of university graduates in Kenya are ready for job market, study says | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Only half of the more than 50,000 students who graduate annually are suitable for employment. And of these graduates, more than half are not suited to their career choice, the Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) notes in a survey.
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What the U.S. Education System can Learn from the Developing World: Adam Braun at TEDxUNLV - YouTube

Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has built more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America. PoP was founded with just $25 using Braun's unique "For-Purpose" approach to blending nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

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2014 eLearning Innovations Conference & Expo

2014 eLearning Innovations Conference & Expo | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Join us in Nairobi, Kenya and contribute to the theme of this annual international conference.  It’s dedicated to ICT innovators, leaders, and educators seeking to enrich learning experiences using diverse technologies.Practitioners and scholars with an interest in eLearning and enriching how individuals and organizations learn, across all platforms and sectors are welcome.

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African Wikipedia aims to create online legacy of traditions and languages

African Wikipedia aims to create online legacy of traditions and languages | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Internet encyclopedia will be first port of call for information on customs, oral storytelling and arts and crafts at risk of extinction
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10 ways to realise the potential of e-learning

10 ways to realise the potential of e-learning | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Can e-learning really deliver an education revolution across the globe? Our panel of experts share their thoughts
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Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting - Edudemic

Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Twitter is an incredible tool for any classroom,if you know how to use it. Teachers like Karen Lirenman and Kathy Cassidy show us how even very young children benefit greatly from the safe online connections through their teachers.  If you’re still not convinced read the  100 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom right here …
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UNICEF Partners with Results for Development Institute to Accelerate the Scale-up of Promising Innovations in Education | Center for Education Innovations

UNICEF Partners with Results for Development Institute to Accelerate the Scale-up of Promising Innovations in Education | Center for Education Innovations | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

UNICEF and Results for Development Institute (R4D) are teaming up to facilitate the scale-up of innovations in global education by identifying promising models and supporting their improvement and diffusion. The partnership will collect and share evidence on the effectiveness of selected innovations in an effort to help the global education community better identify interventions that work

- See more at: http://www.educationinnovations.org/blog/unicef-partners-results-development-institute-accelerate-scale-promising-innovations-education#sthash.WhL504Ee.dpuf

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Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing Students For The Real World?

Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing Students For The Real World? | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
New graduates are normally eager to put into practice what they have learned in school. However, life outside the walls of a college or university is different.
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More vocational school graduates are heading off to college - The Boston Globe

More vocational school graduates are heading off to college - The Boston Globe | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Once viewed as a place for student slackers with no college ambition, Massachusetts vocational schools are increasing academic standards, offering honors classes and producing more college-bound students than ever before.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta promises Free Secondary School Education by 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta promises Free Secondary School Education by 2016 | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday promised Kenyans that the government will provide completely free secondary school education in the next three years.
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Experts warn that push for academic excellence in children might be risking their mental well being.

Experts were warning parents and teachers that the push for academic excellence in children was risking their mental well being. 

The desire to be the best in academia at the expense of any other activities especially in primary and secondary school going children had left them vulnerable to stress related and eventual mental issues. 

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"Even" children need to balance work, play and rest!

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We need middle-level colleges to prosper

We need middle-level colleges to prosper | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
It is sad that these institutions have been threatened with takeovers by universities
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What Does A Teacher's Brain Look Like? - Edudemic

What Does A Teacher's Brain Look Like? - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt that, as a teacher, your brain has special spots reserved for things that most people never even think about? Or maybe you’ve come to wonder how you ended up spending your days in a classroom in the first place? Is your leisure conversation with teacher friends dominated by discussions of students, …
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Technology, Higher Education and You.

Technology, Higher Education and You. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Technology has had a profound effect on society, connecting people like never before. In the education sector instructors and students alike have benefited, with access to schooling one result. As a college student, you can benefit from modern technologies to learn as well as to expand your mind.

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