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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: Eleven Schools Set for Next Month's Soya Awards

Kenya: Eleven Schools Set for Next Month's Soya Awards | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

A total of 11 school teams have been shortlisted for top honours for the top school sports award during the SOYA ceremony scheduled for December 10 at Moi, Kasarani. Teams featuring on the girls' team list are--Moi Girls Kamusinga (handball), Kwanthanze (volleyball), Shimba Hills' (basketball), Sinyolo (hockey), Tartar and Olympic (football).

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Microsoft: Teachers then technology

Microsoft: Teachers then technology | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A senior Microsoft executive tells the BBC that schools too often focus on buying tech hardware, without thinking enough about how to use it.
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Number of Kenyan Students Joining US Universities Drops

Number of Kenyan Students Joining US Universities Drops | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The number of Kenyans joining American universities dropped again in the last academic year while those from the other four East African countries increased slightly, according to data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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How to Earn a Graduate Degree on a Smartphone -- Campus Technology

How to Earn a Graduate Degree on a Smartphone -- Campus Technology | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
With the help of a smartphone or tablet, graduate engineering students at USC can access live streaming lectures, and interact with their lecturer and fellow students.
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Benchmarks Of Online Higher Education

Benchmarks Of Online Higher Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Surveys of Chief Academic Officers at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) reveal
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Is University education really worth it? | Capital Campus

Is University education really worth it? | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In less than a decade the number of institutions of higher learning in Kenya has increased from 17 public and private universities to the current 22 public universities, 14 chartered private universities and 12 others with Letter of Interim Authority. We need to ask ourselves, if all the renowned colleges offering certificates and diplomas are upgraded to university level where do those who miss the cut-off points go to? Is the quality of education offered in the new institutions similar to that in the already established? Is university education really worth it?

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change.

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.

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How 3 Teachers Are Shaking Up Online Learning - Edudemic

How 3 Teachers Are Shaking Up Online Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, Pearson (the ginormous education company - yes it's a technical term) put out a few really interesting videos about teachers who are shaking up online learning.
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Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?

Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice? | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

 Bridge International Academies has set up more than 200 schools in Kenya over the past four years, and plans to open 50 more in January.

Using a school-in-a-box model, Bridge's founders say it gives primary schoolkids a quality education for roughly $5 a month.

"We believe that we can be educating at least 10 million pupils around the world that come from families who live on less than $2 a day," says Bridge co-founder Jay Kimmelman. "We believe that we can give them an education ... that's truly globally competitive."

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Teachers EdTech Study Infographic Plus 400+ Free EdTech Tools for Teachers

Teachers EdTech Study Infographic Plus 400+ Free EdTech Tools for Teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

5 Facts That Educational Technology Is Essential! 86% of teachers think it is ‘important’ or ‘absolutely essential’ to use edtech in the classroom

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A Handy Visual Guide To Twitter Lingo - Edudemic

A Handy Visual Guide To Twitter Lingo - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you know your Twitter lingo? Are you aware of the difference between MT and RT? What does the W/ symbol mean? Use this handy chart to stay up to date.
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Bringing World Language Education to Everyone | eSchool News | eSchool News

Bringing World Language Education to Everyone | eSchool News | eSchool News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Learn how one small Vermont school’s “transformative” decision to create a blended learning program through Middlebury Interactive Languages’ digital world language courses has galvanized its students, faculty and community.

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Knec blames varsity students for cheating in Form Four exams

Knec blames varsity students for cheating in Form Four exams | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The national examiner has raised the alarm over the large number of university students involved in exam cheating, with 20 of them so far arrested.

Twelve are from Kisii University.

Some of the arrested students are from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, the Jomo Kenyatta University, Eldoret University, Kibabii University and Kabianga University, among other tertiary institutions.

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Woman challenges tradition, brings change to her Kenyan village

Woman challenges tradition, brings change to her Kenyan village | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Kakenya Ntaiya is inspiring change in her native Kenyan village after opening its first primary school for girls.
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What can I do with a degree in History? (Infographic) | Capital Campus

What can I do with a degree in History? (Infographic) | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

If you like diving into dusty tomes on the glories of past kings and kingdoms, studying the early history of man, or reading up on the scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, you may just be a college history major. If so, you’re not alone. In 2011, about 35,000 bachelor’s degrees in history were awarded in the U.S., or 2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees. And the number of students seeking master’s degrees in history — even online master’s degrees — is rising fast.

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The Global Education Conference Network - November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013.

The Global Education Conference Network - November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Join our online community for those interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative projects. http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

 

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones). The entire conference takes place online in webinar format.

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Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic

Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you think a mobile app could really improve the learning of a student no matter the age? This visual guide walks you through what you should know.
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Marketing Society of Kenya launches student council | Capital Campus

Marketing Society of Kenya launches student council | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The Marketing Society of Kenya has officially become the first professional body to form a youth-only membership affiliate. The MSK’s National Youth Council was launched at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a week ago, at the new ultra-modern Learning Resource Centre Auditorium.

The Student’s National council is an arm of the Marketing Society of Kenya. It is a council that brings together all student marketers under one body.

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It’s dream come true for pastors sitting KCPE examination at 55

It’s dream come true for pastors sitting KCPE examination at 55 | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
At 55, many people are usually thinking of retirement or how to spend their sunset years.
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YouTube in the classroom: A new necessity?

YouTube in the classroom: A new necessity? | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Districts are dropping bans on YouTube and allowing students and teachers access to the site’s educational videos.
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Pop-Up Schools Could Radically Improve Global Education | Wired Design | Wired.com

Pop-Up Schools Could Radically Improve Global Education | Wired Design | Wired.com | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Most of the buildings in Machakos, the former capital of Kenya, are made of concrete, with neat fences, informal gardens, indoor plumbing, and electricity, however erratic.
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Wishing KCPE candidates all the best of luck

Wishing KCPE candidates all the best of luck | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Today is an important day in the lives of nearly a million young Kenyans, who will begin sitting an examination that will largely determine their future. The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination candidates are at a crucial transition stage, marking an end to their eight years of learning.

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How Online and Hybrid Learning Are Transforming Teacher Development | eSchool News | eSchool News

How Online and Hybrid Learning Are Transforming Teacher Development | eSchool News | eSchool News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In traditional professional development, teachers receive training along with their colleagues, and they are expected to integrate this training into the classroom on their own, or in small professional learning communities. There is little personalized learning or pre-assessment of their individual needs. The “flipped” version of this process sees teachers accessing key resources in an organic and self-directed way—allowing for just-in-time, just-for-me learning of ideas based on their own curiosity.

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Bookshops in Europe take stand against Internet rivalry

Bookshops in Europe take stand against Internet rivalry | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
European bookshops are taking a stand against competition from the Internet, boosted by a renaissance in independent stores and their enhanced know-how despite still facing a difficult climate, industry players say.
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