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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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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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How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

I’ve been attempting to develop “lifelong learners” for longer than I’d like to admit. The concept has always been there, but the reality of developing learners has proven much more difficult than imagined.

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Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology - Edudemic

Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

How do you respond to someone when they ask you WHY they should use education technology? Do you get flustered and attempt to walk them through an array of apps and web tools that can help them save time, reduce friction in the classroom, and more? If you’re an Edudemic reader, then you probably already use edtech and are happy to walk others through those exact points.

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The 4 Things Modern Students Must Understand - Edudemic

The 4 Things Modern Students Must Understand - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In the video below, he talks about four things that modern students of the digital age need to learn in order to be contributing members of a global society.
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Airtel, Microsoft and British Council to provide internet for schools

Airtel, Microsoft and British Council have entered a partnership that will see Airtel offer free 5 Gigabyte high speed internet to 120 selected schools in sub Saharan Africa.

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How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet - Edudemic

How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There's a stark difference between how different generations use and share content on the web. This visual breakdown sheds some light on the future.
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What You Need to Know About MOOCs

What You Need to Know About MOOCs | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's a guide to our coverage of massive open online courses.  Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOCs—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle's coverage of MOOCs.

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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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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms. Let's take a closer look:

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11 Cutting-Edge Free Online Courses Worth Taking This Fall - Edudemic

11 Cutting-Edge Free Online Courses Worth Taking This Fall - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
From zombies to cryptography, there are a ton of awesome free online courses you should consider taking this Fall. They're all free, run by entertaining and educational (edutainment anyone?) teachers who will teach you a bit more than you expected.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta: Government to maintain basic school enrollment at 100 per cent.

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Government to maintain basic school enrollment at 100 per cent. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said the government will raise the standard of education to achieve and maintain basic school enrollment at 100 per cent.
Speaking in Eldoret, he said transition to secondary, tertiary and university level will be scaled up by knocking down barriers hindering access to education.
“I repeat this: by 'every Kenyan', I mean that no Kenyan will be left behind in the transformation of education, economy and our nation,” the President said.

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IT hubs launched for Kenyan schools

IT hubs launched for Kenyan schools | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Eighteen digital hubs for Kenyan primary schools are launched, giving pupils access to computers in a country where many schools lack text books.
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Innovations in Special Education- collection of resources to help you understand how innovations in special-education services | eSchool News

Innovations in Special Education- collection of resources to help you understand how innovations in special-education services  | eSchool News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

From technology that helps homebound students “attend” school remotely, to resources that connect students with speech and occupational therapists online, new therapy delivery models are transforming how millions of students are receiving special-education services nationwide.

With the generous support of PresenceLearning, we’ve assembled this collection of resources to help you understand how innovations in special-education services are opening up new possibilities in blended-learning models. These innovations point to a more engaged and inclusive model—and a higher quality of service—for students and their schools.

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