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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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How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News

How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Advocates of mobile technology in the classroom say that devices such as tablets and smart phones boost student engagement and offer a way to personalize learning for each student.
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Teachers issue seven-day strike notice over withheld pay

Teachers issue seven-day strike notice over withheld pay | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers have issued a seven-day strike notice after the government said it would withhold the July salaries of tutors who participated in the recent strike.
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Free Online Courses: Top 50 Sites to Get Educated for Free - InformED

Free Online Courses: Top 50 Sites to Get Educated for Free - InformED | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free. See a complete list at: http://bit.ly/14A8U5Y
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Standard Digital News - Kenya : Teachers Service Commission advertises 10,000 vacancies for teachers

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Teachers Service Commission advertises 10,000 vacancies for teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
TSC has announced the recruitment of 10,000 additional public primary and secondary school teachers.
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BOOKS: The 2013 Free Resources eBook & Other Recommended Ed Tech Books | Emerging Education Technology

BOOKS: The 2013 Free Resources eBook & Other Recommended Ed Tech Books | Emerging Education Technology | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Digital publications from EmergingEdTech author Kelly Walsh and recommended books on Amazon.com The 2013 Free Education Technology Resources  See more resources at: http://bit.ly/170HnOY

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Innovation Excellence | What Martha Chumo Teaches Us About Ideas

Innovation Excellence | What Martha Chumo Teaches Us About Ideas | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Martha Chumo is a 19 year old programmer from Kenya who taught herself everything she knew. Chumo has something to teach us not just about having great ideas, but having the passion and the energy to devote towards her goals.
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A Snapshot Of How Technology Is Used In Education - Edudemic

A Snapshot Of How Technology Is Used In Education - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As we wrap up another school year, it's time to take a snapshot of how technology is used in education. From teachers to students, this is a good one.
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Standard Digital News - Kenya : Primary school heads welcome changes in teaching calendar

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Primary school heads welcome changes in teaching calendar | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Primary school head teachers in the country have resolved to make use of the extended teaching time in the education calendar to ensure syllabus is covered and children prepared adequately for the coming national examination.
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Social Networking : It Belongs In The Classroom

Social Networking : It Belongs In The Classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Perhaps the title of this post is bold, but I strongly believe in the use of social media and social networking (including, but not limited to, Twitter , YouTube , Skype , Scoop.it etc.) in the...
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From the eyes of a parent: Is School the only Temple of Knowledge for my child? | Next EducationNext Education

From the eyes of a parent: Is School the only Temple of Knowledge for my child? | Next EducationNext Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

A common water cooler chat for parents who have school-going children is the steep school fees they’re paying for their child’s education. 

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USAID Findings: Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict

USAID Findings: Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
USAID just released its  latest research regarding international youth and education programming. Cross-posting from USAID: "Three new "State of the Field" reports summarize the findings of 122 uni...
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The Facebook Guide for Teachers

The Facebook Guide for Teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
How do I properly use Facebook in the classroom? What are the golden Facebook rules for teachers? How can as a teacher utilize Facebook in the classroom?
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10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As we look into integrating tablets in the classroom, it’s becoming increasingly clear that buying tablets is raising some very large and important questions.
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12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In his keynote for Campus Technology 2013, Case Western Reserve's CIO outlined the tech transformations that every campus should be ready to embrace.
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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED

45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries; where we engage parents in understanding national trends and topics in education; where a comprehensive learning environment seamlessly connects the classroom with the opportunities of the digital world for young students; and where system-level solutions help more students gain access to college.
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25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently - InformED | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”
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Intervention: JKUAT needs more female students | Capital Campus

Intervention: JKUAT needs more female students | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

When I think of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), I think of the phrase ‘a field with too many balls and not enough goals’. For years, our brothers at JKUAT have had to struggle with the bear minimal numbers of the opposite sex at the institution.  As a result, the institution has been nicknamed JuJa Boys. 

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Three More Examples of Collaborative Classrooms in Higher Education

Three More Examples of Collaborative Classrooms in Higher Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
I've been very interested in collaborative classroom design recently, and suggested it as a topic to guest writers a few weeks back. This week we have two
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Innovation Excellence | 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

Innovation Excellence | 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale.
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10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips | LearnDash

10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips | LearnDash | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

There is a thin line between creating elearning that is effective and creating a course that misses the mark.

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David Swaddle's comment, August 4, 2013 6:31 PM
#3 "shorten columns" is interesting. I've never read any evidence for this, though I have seen experiments showing that reading from the screen delivers lower retention than reading from paper.
Duncan Bourke's comment, August 5, 2013 9:43 PM
A 2013 study with a good list of references can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883035512001127
David Swaddle's comment, August 14, 2013 1:13 AM
Web design rules are pretty well developed. I personally like using Nielsen's Heuristics and tailoring them to specific projects http://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/ Learning design and web design are very different though.
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How to get more out of Googling (Infographic) | Capital Campus

How to get more out of Googling (Infographic) | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

You would be surprised how many people google ‘how to google’. There is a lot more to efficient Googling than you might think: in a recent study on student research skills, 3 out of 4 students couldn’t perform a ‘well-executed search’ on Google. 

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Education – Google Maps

Education – Google Maps | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are better equipped to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge.

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Impact of technology on education in developing countries | Next EducationNext Education

Impact of technology on education in developing countries | Next EducationNext Education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In the last 50 years education has seen a huge advancement in terms of technological assistance. Just 20 years back, computers were nowhere to be seen in classes, but today, this device owns a place in nearly every household and school. 

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Great Teachers: The Price We Pay | School Matters

Great Teachers: The Price We Pay | School Matters | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
What makes a great teacher? The key to teacher success can be found in movies which exemplify sacrificial teacher devotion and dedication – “The Price We Pay.”
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
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