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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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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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‘Academies’ in slums lure pupils from free learning

‘Academies’ in slums lure pupils from free learning | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
More Kenyans are enrolling their children in costly academies, shunning free public schools, a survey shows.
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15-year-old DJ builds community FM station catches attention of MIT | Capital Campus

15-year-old DJ builds community FM station catches attention of MIT | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Kelvin Doe, a teenager from Sierra Leone, has accomplished what many just dream of. He has been to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as guest resident and has also met the President of Harvard University. But to the 15-year-old, the new experiences in the US fades in comparison to the joy he gets back home in West Africa.

Kelvin or DJ Focus, as he is known in his home-town, has created a community FM station, building basic transmitters from scrap metals and a generator to power the station which he says “is a station to empower the youth.”

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School dropout rate up, says new survey

School dropout rate up, says new survey | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A recent survey indicates that only 22.8 per cent of the country’s population has secondary education and above, as opposed to the high number of Kenyans who complete primary schools.
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Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers - Edudemic

Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you're looking to start climbing the blended learning 2.0 tree.
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Exam Cheating Versus Uneducated Success

Passing national exams in the Kenyan education system is seen as the ticket to a better life, and those who are caught cheating in exams are condemned to failure. but must one go through the formal education system to be successful in life?

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It's dream come true for Maasai moran who uses Internet to study

It's dream come true for Maasai moran who uses Internet to study | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

At only 24, Mr Sopia Luka might have achieved what many of his fellow Maasai morans of his age still perceive as the wildest dreams to achieve.

He is an online student, an IT lecturer a tour guide and a researcher all rolled in one.

Clad in his Maasai traditional attire, the IT expert who took an online tour guide course after mastering how to make use of a computer is not afraid to reveal that four years ago, a computer was alien to him.

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The Top 10 iPad Tips For Teachers - Edudemic

The Top 10 iPad Tips For Teachers - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In an effort to keep everyone using them as effectively as possible, the wonderful Lisa Johnson (of TechChef4U fame) assembled this David Letterman-esque Top Ten list of iPad tips for teachers.
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Absent teachers contributing to poor education standards

Missing teachers in primary schools have greatly contributed to poor performance of pupils, according to a survey conducted by Uwezo Kenya in the year 2012. However, stakeholders in the Education sector have pointed out key significant elements, which if followed, will improve education.

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KSR School of the Year Award 2013 Application - now accepting entries

KSR School of the Year Award 2013 Application - now accepting entries | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

What is the KSR School of the year award?

The purpose of the KSR School of the Year Awards program is to recognize academic and institutional success in education institutions in Kenya. The three categories of awards are:

Technology integration in the classroom (e-learning, computer labs, learning and school management systems)Educational Achievement (i.e. schools that show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in academic subjects)Facilities and Amenities ( i.e. recreation facilities, libraries, computer labs)


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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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12 Amazing Online Tools for Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

12 Amazing Online Tools for Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Online tools continue to grow rapidly in number, providing teachers and students with a variety of options to select from, but at the same time making it difficult and laborious for them to search for the ones that are worth it.

Online tools assist students throughout their school year and help them stay organized and improve their academic performance. Students need to be guided to select such tools wisely as they have a direct effect on their academics.

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5 Technologies That Changed Education

5 Technologies That Changed Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Would you still want to adhere to that old classroom system in education? I guess, in the age of i-phones, i-pads, and technology transforming learning and teaching altogether, you would not. Would you? The developments took place in communication technologies in recent time prompted educators to think anew. And, the emergence of hi-tech gadgets towards the improved style of delivering education really turns our minds to a tech-based learning, which is easy, effective and enjoyable.

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cinco tecnologias que mudaram a educação: open class, ebooks, learning system,  virtualclasrrom, online library

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Merck equips UoN Med students to tackle diabetes | Capital Campus

Merck equips UoN Med students to tackle diabetes | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Over 5000 University of Nairobi medical students are set to steer the fight against diabetes through the Merck Capacity Advancement Program. The training program will seek to equip them with skills to avert the diabetes epidemic.

 

The students who went through the first of a series of trainings last week at University of Nairobi were imparted with knowledge on Diabetes etiology enabling them to evaluate altered glycemia and implement therapeutic solutions. They will also be able to manage diabetic patients with their possible complications and co-morbidities.

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A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
While looking for a better way to start teaching students digital citizenship skills, one teacher decided to make a visual guide herself - and share it!
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Students' Appraisal To Also Focus On Talents

The current crop of KCPE and KCSE candidates may have a twist of luck to their fate...besides being appraised on their academic performance, they will be judged in terms of character development, good conduct and most importantly excellence in talent.
This is aimed at abolishing the system of unhealthy competition for top scores in the national exams which puts pressure on students to perform, making them use any means possible, including cheating.

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Five tips: Writing a grad school statement of purpose | Capital Campus

Five tips: Writing a grad school statement of purpose | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Believe it or not, a poor statement of purpose can sometimes disqualify graduate school applicants. Here’s why.

When grad schools ask for a statement of purpose, they want to know why you want to study there, why the program is right for you, and why you’re a good match for the school. Failing at this task could show you’re not a fit for the program. But it’s a very easy mistake to avoid.

Here are five tips for writing a statement of purpose for grad school.

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3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using - Edudemic

3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those presentation tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there.
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Benefits of Being a Connected Educator - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Benefits of Being a Connected Educator - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There are many benefits of being a connected educator, they are listed as follows.
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