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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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To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon, and commodities. These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. Nigeria’s earning from crude oil is dropping because of America’s shale gas renaissance. The long-view trajectory of electric vehicles suggests a future where electrons will power more cars than carbon compounds. Without the ability to create knowledge through quality education, the sustainability of Africa’s new-found optimism remains questionable. 

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10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts

10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out how they interact with their students and wider audiences. You might get some ideas.
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New Study Finds Which Countries Respect Teachers Most - Edudemic

New Study Finds Which Countries Respect Teachers Most - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A new study is shedding some light onto which country respects teachers the most. Where does your country fall?
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1.5 million candidates to sit KCPE, KCSE

1.5 million candidates to sit  KCPE, KCSE | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

A total of 1.5 million candidates will sit this year’s national examinations in primary and secondary schools countrywide, the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has said.

Some 449,246 candidates are from secondary schools while 844,475 candidates, including 906 from the Southern Sudan, are registered to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary (KCPE) examinations.

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The Truth About Cheap Online Colleges & Affordable Online Schools - Edudemic

The Truth About Cheap Online Colleges & Affordable Online Schools - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Online learning is quickly becoming a popular route for students of all levels studying in nearly any field. Many students in the K-12 setting already have some type of online education integrated into their course of studies. From flipped classrooms to blended learning and hybrid teaching models, students are becoming accustomed to doing at least some of their learning online.

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How I Approach Global Learning In My Classroom

How I Approach Global Learning In My Classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

As the world becomes ever more connected, many universities and high schools have made efforts to “globalize” their curriculum.

That is a worthy goal but achieving it is not easy. Developing global content is time consuming for the instructors and there are few guidelines that apply across disciplines.

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Universities join online education revolution | Capital Campus

Universities join online education revolution | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Dozens of British universities began offering free online courses on Wednesday through a collective portal, joining a global trend started in the United States that opens higher education to the masses.

They are initially offering 20 courses including causes of war from King’s College London, studio production from Queen’s University Belfast and introductory particle physics from the University of Edinburgh.

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Microsoft Surface 2: still too pricey for education

Microsoft Surface 2: still too pricey for education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced on Monday September 23, 2013 the soon to be released versions of the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. The new versions will be named the Surf
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How (And Why) Digital Learning Is Growing - Edudemic

How (And Why) Digital Learning Is Growing - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital learning is nothing new, even though it has only recently become very widespread. The first digital learning platforms are older than you think!
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MIT’s top 35 under 35 innovators: A Kenyan makes the list | Capital Campus

MIT’s top 35 under 35 innovators: A Kenyan makes the list | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Technology Review, released the annual list of 35 innovators under 35 years. The 2013 list includes inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers from across the globe. The judges picked the finalists on the originality and impact of their work. Kenyan Evans Wadongo made the cut on this prestigious list.

Here are the brilliant young people using technology to solve complex, community and common problems in the world.

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The 18 Biggest Education Myths - Edudemic

The 18 Biggest Education Myths - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
I think that many of these so-called 'education myths' are important to address - many of them hit some pretty hot-button topics.
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How To Redefine Your Classroom By Connecting Students - Edudemic

How To Redefine Your Classroom By Connecting Students - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
An unfortunate number of schools are afraid of connecting students and their collective angst is coming at a huge cost to our students.
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A Refreshingly Simple Guide To Twitter For Teachers - Edudemic

A Refreshingly Simple Guide To Twitter For Teachers - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Teachers are on Twitter every minute of every day. There are daily hashtag chats where educators from around the globe collaborate, share interesting tidbits, and make lifelong connections never before possible. There are people with tens of thousands of followers who are viewed as thought and opinion leaders. It’s a minute-by-minute pulse of the education world.

It’s exhausting.

It’s overwhelming.

It’s hard to imagine where to start.

 

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6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic

6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
From blending up all their online and offline courses to integrating iPads into activities outside the classroom, there's a lot happening that you should know about.
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Kenya : Students tipped on how to plan for success as national exams beckon

Kenya : Students tipped on how to plan for success as national exams beckon | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers argue syllabi should be the key guide for students preparing for final exams as textbooks may contain less or unnecessary information.
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The Global Teacher Status Index Is Now Available - Edudemic

The Global Teacher Status Index Is Now Available - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A new report called the Global Teacher Status Index aims to show where teachers are, what they're doing, and where they're going. Sorted by country!
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KNEC To Pilot Online Exams Next Year

The Kenya National Examination Council will from next year embark on a pilot programme to carry out online examinations in line with the governments policy to transfer the education curriculum to digital platforms. KNEC has also announced that headteachers will from next year be able to print examination result slips online once the examination results are announced as it seeks to devolve its functions from Mitihani house. KNEC chief executive Paul Wasanga made the revelations when he announced the programme for this year's national examinations where close to 1.5 million candidates will be sitting for their exams.

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Why I Hate School But Love Education

Why I Hate School But Love Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

That “school,” as it is, could be improved isn’t a new argument.

How to make those improvements to revise our “systems” of learning in light of modern technology access and cultural patterns is why organizations like TeachThought, Edutopia, and so many others exist.

With so many talented teachers working so hard to implement so many “research-based” and exorbitantly-funded initiatives, how is it that the the problems, like quicksand, only seems to deepen every time we move?

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Rwandan Degree Program Aims for a 'University in a Box'

Rwandan Degree Program Aims for a 'University in a Box' | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The program will combine MOOCs with in-person support to help students earn competency-based associate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University.
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Best and Worst Educational Systems (Infographic) | Capital Campus

Best and Worst Educational Systems (Infographic) | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Proper education is a many-faceted endeavor. There’s no “one size fits all” plan. Some systems work, while others lag far behind. The worldwide average for educational attainment growth in 7.8 years. With first-world countries nearly doubling the average and accelerating growth in technical fields, third world countries are falling behind.

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10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices - Edudemic

10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Got a device in your classroom? These powerful screencasting apps will open up a whole new world of learning for students!
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Virtual campuses on the rise thanks to broadband | Capital Campus

Virtual campuses on the rise thanks to broadband | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Hassan Ahmed is a Bachelors of Business Management ­final year student from Wajir. The Northern Kenya town has few high schools let alone institution of higher learning. Ahmed would have relocated to Nairobi or one of the major cities to get a chance to pursue a degree. But thanks to virtual campuses, Ahmed will graduate with a BBM degree next year.

 

“The virtual campus provides quality education and students have access to standard course materials and online lectures” says the Mount Kenya University student.

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Taking a student loan? Here are 4 tips that should guide you | Capital Campus

Taking a student loan? Here are 4 tips that should guide you | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Student loans have become common among university students in Kenya. Most students who are joining campus see HELB loans as very necessary and cheap. However, there are guidelines that students ought to follow to ensure that they don’t graduate with so much debt and end up suffering in the long run. 

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4 Ways Podcasts Are Valuable Learning Tools - Edudemic

4 Ways Podcasts Are Valuable Learning Tools - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Podcasts can increase focus, reinforce main points, and stimulate deeper thinking on topics and issues requiring analytical skills.
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New To Technology? Check Out This Handy Guide - Edudemic

New To Technology? Check Out This Handy Guide - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
If you're new to technology or just a bit out of practice, then this set of resources and handy guide are perfect for you!
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