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
Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon and commodities. These economic drivers, however, are under threat from technology.
Nigeria’s earnings from crude oil are dropping because of America’s shale gas renaissance, and 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 optimism remains questionable.
Winners of the first digital essay competition has been announced today. eKitabu and Kenya’s Ministry of Education Science and Technology have partnered to advance the use of digital content to achieve transformative education outcomes. Over 2,000 public and private schools across Kenya had been invited to submit essays online at essay.ekatibu.com.
Sometimes, our really slow computers or lack of resources really make us wish for a technology makeover.
Every teacher has a technology wishlist. Whether you have one computer in your classroom or thirty iPads, there’s always a little something that we wish we had to make something a little more fun or a little easier. Sometimes, our really slow computers or lack of resources really make us wish for a technology makeover.
Too often we teach in isolation--we all have our standards, goals, curricula, and tasks we need to accomplish. Time is short. We don’t get out of our rooms. There can be years before I see a colleague.
In the business world, impressive and efficient service and support is vital to customer satisfaction, retention, brand reputation, loyalty and of course, the bottom line. Given an economy that continues to struggle, along with the rapid rise of MOOCs as a low-cost learning option, higher education institutions both large and small are experimenting with ways to attract and retain their own “customer” base which includes students, prospective students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
Ericsson has announced the launch of its 2014 App Awards with key targets on students and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
The prize is worth EUR 25,000 (Sh2.8 million) and gives app developers the opportunity to be recognized on a global scale.
The theme for 2014 is Apps for Working Life, in support of Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society in which – through a combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services – anything and everything is connected. There will be a global competition and several regional competitions.
The energy crisis in Africa is immense. Around three quarters of the population have no access to electricity, and also companies express access to power as their biggest obstacle. See the selection below, and follow the ones you like!
What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines.
Download this guide for the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- you need to help safely bring social media into your school or classroom.
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