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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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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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Teachers' Pay Row

Once again, the education sector appears headed for another round of industrial upheaval after the government and the teachers union KNUT clashed over the pa...
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10 Tips For An Effective Global Collaboration - Edudemic

10 Tips For An Effective Global Collaboration - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Creating an effective global collaboration isn't easy. But once you master these quick tips, you'll be ready and itching to collaborate with many others!
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Unemployed graduates to get Sh15,000 p.m if motion passes | Capital Campus

Unemployed graduates to get Sh15,000 p.m if motion passes | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The government will be required to give Sh15,000 to every young unemployed graduate if a motion goes through parliament. The motion was moved by Hon. Oyugi Magwanga, MP Kasipul Kapondo who proposes the creating of a National Unemployment Scheme for Graduates.

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50 Sources To Become A Better Teacher

50 Sources To Become A Better Teacher | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

50 Sources To Become A Better Teacher from eric to edutopia. See more at:http://bit.ly/170HnOY

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The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using -- THE Journal

The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using -- THE Journal | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Know about iTalc? Bubbl.us? Ribbon Hero? You should! Discover the latest in free software that's making a splash in classrooms.
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Colleges Take Different Paths to Distance Learning

Colleges Take Different Paths to Distance Learning | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Some universities dive in with studios while others take a low-cost approach.
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Google’s Chromecast: A Cloud-First Approach to Digital Content in the Classroom

Google’s Chromecast: A Cloud-First Approach to Digital Content in the Classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Google just announced Chromecast, a new tool that will connect computers and mobile devices to TVs. Chromecast connects to a television via an HDMI port and requires Wi-Fi access. Users can send content from an Android or Apple mobile device and any computer running Google’s Chrome browser. At just $35, educators are already speculating that this could be a hit in classrooms.

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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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What To Know About The Rise Of Distance Learning - Edudemic

What To Know About The Rise Of Distance Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
If you're a teacher, you probably already know about the steep rise in distance education and how integral the internet has become in teaching.
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5 Ways To Use Video Collaboration For Effective Learning - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Video Collaboration For Effective Learning - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There are a lot of video collaboration tools and methods any teacher should know about. Here are some of our favorites.
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Online education can be good or cheap, but not both

Online education can be good or cheap, but not both | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
I have no doubt that online education is going to get better over time, and that innovators at places like edX and Udacity will find ways to better combine labor and technology in ways that will help contain higher education costs.
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Social Media for Teachers | Scholastic.com

Social Media for Teachers | Scholastic.com | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
We’ve put together a host of digital resources and assembled them all in a handy pullout mini-poster. Just download, print, and hang in your office.
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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 3, 2013 3:43 PM

Great resource for integrating social media into the classroom.

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10 Free Web Tools Teachers Should Try Out | Modern Lessons

10 Free Web Tools Teachers Should Try Out | Modern Lessons | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In this course, we walk through 10 of the most popular and useful web tools available today. From a free way to write your own blog to monitoring classroom behavior, these tools should help you do a whole lot more in a lot less time. Each lessons is a quick walk-through of the tool as well as a few ideas on how to use it in your classroom or school.

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Study: Best students travel farther for college

Study: Best students travel farther for college | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the smartest students are often the ones willing to travel farther from home to attend college
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