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Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching
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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Kenya: 18,000 Primary Schools Have No Electricity for New Laptops

Kenya: 18,000 Primary Schools Have No Electricity for New Laptops | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

PLANS by the government to roll out laptops to class one pupils across the country might be hampered by lack of power in most schools. In a report handed to the Parliamentary Committee on Education last Friday, the ministry acknowledged that "e-readiness in primary schools is poor".

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Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy - Edudemic

Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Books and homework alone don’t make an education. Learning need to be well-rounded –  students learn pick up all sorts of life skills and habits in school, even from a very young age. Required curriculum elements have, in many cases, forced districts and schools to cut some of the extras that help to make our …
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How To Use Smartphones For Language Learning - Edudemic

How To Use Smartphones For Language Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
“Have you mastered what we are working on?” I am working on trying to balance the need to know that my students ‘have it’ with the practical realities of a modern language class. For that reason I have been looking at more and more choice in not only what language students use to demonstrate learning …
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PSC grills PS over Laptop Project - YouTube

The ministry of education has defended its move to award the Olive Telecommunication company the tender to supply laptops for primary schools. The national assembly's committee on education is questioning the choice of the company, which they say is alien to Kenyans. The PSC also questioned the capacity of the company to supply the laptops.

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Why Ineffective Teachers Matter - Edudemic

Why Ineffective Teachers Matter - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
One thing that every teacher strives for - regardless of the age, subject matter, or grade level they teach - is effectiveness. I don't know any teacher who wouldn't agree that they want to be an effective teacher.
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4 Powerful Ways To Inspire Student Creativity - Edudemic

4 Powerful Ways To Inspire Student Creativity - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
When you help your students be creative they will feel good about themselves as well as do better in the classroom.
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Government awards laptop tender to Olive Telecom of India

Government awards laptop tender to Olive Telecom of India | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The tender for the supply of laptops for schools has been awarded to Olive Telecommunication Pvt limited at a price of Sh24.6 billion.
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How free is free education?

A parents association says it is ready to sue the ministry of education and the Teachers Service Commission over what it terms as illegal fees charged by public school and tonight, KTN's Angel Katusia asks, just how free is free education? 

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Rich students take place of poor in Kenya’s top public schools

Rich students take place of poor in Kenya’s top public schools | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Secondary education in Kenya’s top public schools is slowly becoming a preserve of students from well-to-do families as head teachers ignore Government guidelines to keep fees affordable.
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The Innovative Educator: Social media for teachers

The Innovative Educator: Social media for teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
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Govt' Directs Primary Schools To Teach In Mother Tongue - YouTube

Teaching in vernacular languages in public primary schools is set for a major comeback, following the government directive to schools to use mother tongue as the main language of instruction in lower classes. But the decision is already eliciting mixed reactions with critics arguing it's effective implementation, will require longer and better planning.

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Kenya: All Schools Should Teach Business Skills.

Some 844,475+ candidates sat for KCPE in 2013 and 647,602 joined secondary schools making a maximum transition rate of 76.7 % which is less than the 1970 decade of 95%. Perhaps primary school population is growing faster than secondary schools are being created. Perhaps the country's educational infrastructure planners are unawake. Perhaps there are inadequate private sector incentives as seen in treatment of private schools' candidates at secondary school selections. However let this be another day's story.

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Private universities’ popularity on the rise

Private universities’ popularity on the rise | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Private universities have taken up four of the top 10 most popular institutions of higher learning in the country in the latest world university ranking.
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From Texas with love: Making a difference back home

From Texas with love: Making a difference back home | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Job Nyangeya Bwomanga says the idea of computers for schools came during his 2010 visit to Kenya.
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The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic

The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching. It is a great way for teachers to bring online components into the forefront, rather than just using digital materials as supplemental (often at home) course materials. Blended learning has a huge advantage – it doesn’t prescribe that particular activities must be …
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Half of schools to miss laptops

Half of schools to miss laptops | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Some 11,065 primary schools will not immediately benefit from the laptop project due to lack of electricity.
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The 6 People Who Taught Us How To Teach - Edudemic

The 6 People Who Taught Us How To Teach - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Educators today often use a variety of pedagogical styles. Some are old, some are new(er), and some folks are out there innovating and trying new stuff of their own creation.
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7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving An Assessment - Edudemic

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving An Assessment - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are seven questions to guide your thinking as you shape your classroom, school or district’s assessment toolkit.
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The Most Expensive College Degrees | Capital Campus

The Most Expensive College Degrees | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

There are many expenses incurred with going to college. From tuition bills to material costs, the list goes on and on. So, is going to college worth it? Yes, indeed. In fact, students who graduate from college with a degree tend to make one million dollars more throughout their lifetime than people who don’t earn a college degree.

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11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.
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10 shocking stats about employee engagement (Infographic)

10 shocking stats about employee engagement (Infographic) | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Having a role is good. Doing well feels great. Being acknowledged for a job well done feels even better. That sensation we get when we do something right and you know that everyone around is thinking, “dang, you go!” instills a sense of pride that no one can take away.

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Concern raised over high cost of education - YouTube

With form one students expected to start reporting to secondary schools tomorrow, for dozens of students their dream of further education will be coming to an end simply because they cannot afford school fees. But just why a child will fail to enjoy his right of education when the law stipulates that every child has a right to free and compulsory primary and secondary education in public schools. 

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13 Things You May Not Know About Google - Edudemic

13 Things You May Not Know About Google - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Google has infiltrated most of our lives these days. Not just in the search realm, but in terms of calendars, maps, images, and social connections and more.
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Are MOOCs Still Going Strong? - Edudemic

Are MOOCs Still Going Strong? - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
With thousands of students still enrolling, and sites like EdX, Coursera, Udacity, and more continuing to add new course offerings, it would seem as though MOOCs are just getting bigger and better. Right?
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Kenya: University Ranking List Released

Kenya: University Ranking List Released | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Three private universities have been ranked among the top 10 in the country. The three are Mt Kenya University, Strathmore University and United States International University.

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