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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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Converging factors fuel growth in Kenya’s higher education system

Converging factors fuel growth in Kenya’s higher education system | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

This year has marked a time of significant change for the higher education system in Kenya. Most notably, the Universities Act 2012 was signed into law in January, with the aim of streamlining and improving the management of university affairs. Since then, the country’s higher education regulator – the Commission for University Education (CUE) – has published draft regulations and standards to operationalise the new Act.

We take a closer look at these and other recent developments in Kenya’s education sector, including current challenges and what lies ahead for this important East African education market.

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10 highly sought-after technology skills in 2014 | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader

10 highly sought-after technology skills in 2014 | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stating in a report in October this year that output in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to “expand by 6% in 2014,


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He dared to dream, now he is graduating with a PhD at 31.

He dared to dream, now he is graduating with a PhD at 31. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
He easily passes for a shy student at the University of Nairobi (UoN) main campus. Those who know him describe him as humble, patient and focused. But that does not explain why the UoN lecturer Silas Odongo Oriaso is full of humility.
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Canadian universities offer Kenyan students affordable and quality education

Canadian universities offer Kenyan students affordable and quality education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As international university tuition costs soar, Kenyan students seeking affordable but quality post-graduate education are now turning to Canada.
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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
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A Visual Guide To The Languages Of The World - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To The Languages Of The World - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
While there are a number of discussions happening around this topic - including those on funding for language classes, it is interesting to see what Americans attitudes about languages are.
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Uwezo Reports - Basic literacy and numeracy competencies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Uwezo Reports - Basic literacy and numeracy competencies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Since 2009, Uwezo has implemented large-scale nationally representative household surveys to assess the actual basic literary and numeracy competencies of school-aged children across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Each year, Uwezo produces three national reports and one regional report that present the headline findings across the region.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:44 PM

I am happy that organizations are starting to publish data about  different schools. I hope the data is objective. It is a start.

 

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7 Great Free Online Writing Tools for Spirited Writers

7 Great Free Online Writing Tools for Spirited Writers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

There are many warnings against the internet. Some people make it sound as if the internet can only cause harm to those who use it. However, every day there are more reasons to believe that it's definitely a positive innovation. Distance learning is possible thanks to the world wide web. Information disseminates fast through the help of social networks and blogs. But most importantly, learning is promoted with the help of the different tools provided online.

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Kenya - Dream careers, Women in Flight

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Microsoft advances office to students | Capital Campus

Microsoft advances office to students | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In an effort to help prepare students for the technological skills required in the workforce, Microsoft has announced a new benefit to qualifying institutions, dubbed Student Advantage, which brings Microsoft Office 365 Education to more students worldwide.

Student Advantage enables access to the familiar experience of Office in an always-up-to-date cloud service across their compatible PCs, tablets and phones.

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Want to become a teacher? You must score high grades

Want to become a teacher? You must score high grades | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
It will no longer be as easy as ABC to become a teacher, if new regulations are effected. Plans are underway to raise the entry grades to teachers training colleges to C+ and have teachers specialise in specific subject areas.
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My thoughts; it’s good that teachers are going to be held more accountable for their teaching. I also think its time that factors, such as seniority, no longer decide who gets to keep their job and who doesn’t. Some of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever had were young and inexperienced, while some of the lesser teachers I’ve had had years and years of experience; however that’s not always true. I like the idea of having teachers take tests in their own subjects every now and then just to check up on their skills, and for a quality teacher, the tests shouldn’t be a problem at all. I also think this was good motivation for me, especially the opener that says that becoming a teacher will no longer happen if you only get Cs or worse in school. My dad is a teacher and he never had the best grades in high school, or even college, so it kind of gave me the mentality that becoming a teacher isn’t that hard, but it really should be hard so that only the best get through. Teachers deserve way more credit than they are getting, but that also means that only the teachers that actually help students should be allowed to continue to be teachers. 

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Students: Here are financial mistakes you should avoid | Capital Campus

Students: Here are financial mistakes you should avoid | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Many freshmen- managing their lives on their own for the first time — make even bigger mistakes than high schoolers. Some guys concentrate on pampering members of the opposite sex, trying to please them, some concentrate on looking cool. All these ventures leave first year students with huge bills and expenses. Some students take unnecessary loans oblivious of the many years of repayment while blowing the loan before mid-semester.

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Shock as teachers fail subject tests

Shock as teachers fail subject tests | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Children in primary schools are being taught by academic failures, a new survey has shown.
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10 Great Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

"Google has recently released several updates to some of its major services including its search functionality. Being the top search engine on the web, Google is trying hard to sophisticate the way it filters and respond to users search queries through including some important features like customization, personalization, and localization. Google has also been investing in the power of social media particularly its tool Google Plus to recommend search results to searchers. Whether this is the beginning of a social revolution in web searching is too early to answer."


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African students invited to participate in Go Green business challenge | Capital Campus

African students invited to participate in Go Green business challenge | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students from across the globe.

A total of 217 African students, representing 21 countries, have already signed up for this 2014 edition of Go Green in the City. These students come primarily from Nigeria (83 applications), Algeria (29 applications), Morocco (23 applications), Ghana (18 applications), South Africa (17 applications), and Egypt (12 applications).

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Scholar from minority Ilchamus community proudly scores a first

Scholar from minority Ilchamus community proudly scores a first | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Members of the Ilchamus, the second smallest community in Kenya, have a reason to start their Christmas celebrations early.
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Help for students as career dictionary is published

Help for students as career dictionary is published | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A career dictionary titled Exploring Career Option A-Z, to be officially unveiled in Nairobi at the Technical University of Kenya.
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Access special reports on education in East Africa.

Access special reports on education in East Africa. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

We have compiled special reports on education in East Africa. These reports cover basic literacy and numeracy competencies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, quality of education for all children - what works, what doesn't and why, intervention in developing nations for improving primary and secondary school enrollment of children and many others. These reports are by various NGO's in Aftica and abroad.

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Big news! Bridge International Academies is piloting Sponsorships at 34 of our academies!

Big news! Bridge International Academies is piloting Sponsorships at 34 of our academies! | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Big news! Bridge International Academies is piloting Sponsorships at 34 of our academies! For pupils, talk to your Academy Manager to see if your academy qualifies. For everyone else, sponsor a child! For $104 you'll pay for a child's school fees for an entire year - that's 11 months of 40+ hours of class a week (we work the kids hard!) including all text books, manipulatives, and more! You'll get your pupil's photo, profile, and an essay on why they like learning and Bridge - plus termly updates on his/her academic performance! Sponsor today:http://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com/sponsorship/sponsor-a-pupil/

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6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process - Edudemic

6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!
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Kuppet threatens to boycott exam marking

Kuppet threatens to boycott exam marking Watch KTN Streaming LIVE from Kenya 24/7 on http://www.ktnkenya.tv Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like...
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How (And Why) It's Time To Create Digital Student Portfolios - Edudemic

How (And Why) It's Time To Create Digital Student Portfolios - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before - and where is all that amazing work going?
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Varsity reduces fees for degree programmes.

Varsity reduces fees for degree programmes. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The University of Eastern Africa Baraton has drastically reduced its tuition fee to attract students.
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Spire is higher education, reimagined - NAIROBI KENYA

Spire is higher education, reimagined - NAIROBI KENYA | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The future of higher education, now available in Kenya.

Spire is launching a new model for higher education in the developing world. We are building programs to close the skills gap between what employers seek and what higher education institutions deliver -- and in doing so, transform the lives of tens of thousands of promising young people.

If you are a Kenyan student or recent graduate, we want your ideas on how higher education can be better. Our student survey is here. 

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Free Online Courses Bring "Magic" to Rwanda: Scientific American

Free Online Courses Bring "Magic" to Rwanda: Scientific American | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
An inside look at a daring global experiment: using freely available online courses to bring top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet
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