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HumanWrit.es: the notebook company helping underprivileged kids

HumanWrit.es: the notebook company helping underprivileged kids | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This is pretty cool. Social innovation startup HumanWrit.es, which donates 10 exercise books to classrooms of school children in need for every one of its Writable notebooks sold, has released a video showing its most recent donation delivery.

The most recent donation of 20 000 exercise books were delivered to over 200 pre-schools that form part of the Ithemba Labantwana community forum, operated under the umbrella of Ikamva Labantu, the company’s partner organization.

The give-away exercise books include tools for reading and writing in both Xhosa and English, drawing and colouring-in, some basic maths and dotted pages for free thinking, writing and drawing.

 

Read more at: http://ventureburn.com/2013/06/humanwrit-es-meet-the-innovative-notebook-company-thats-helping-underprivileged-kids/

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Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions

Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

How to facilitate such discussions is confusing to many teachers, and online discussion threads and chatrooms may be seen as a poor substitute for the “real” thing, an evil necessity of the online class. However, although there are some barriers such as its more decontextualized nature, in comparison to face-to-face discussion, there are advantages that are unique to the online discussion that can be built on by the instructor while the drawbacks are minimized.

 


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Using Edtech to Improve Outcomes for Students with Autism

Using Edtech to Improve Outcomes for Students with Autism | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

New data from the National Autism Indicators Report reveals that one-third of young adults (ages 18-25) with autism don’t have jobs or attend college. Only 19 percent of young adults with autism have ever lived independently from their parents, compared to 60 percent of their typically developing peers.

Clearly this is not what we want for our students. In many ways, our special education system – which is supposed to be preparing students with disabilities for the real world – has failed them.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.


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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.


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Learn Coding: Stay up to date with the latest technology

Learn Coding: Stay up to date with the latest technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Stay up to date with the latest technology for web and app development. Whether you are looking for a new career, want to keep your skills cutting edge for your job, or just want to learn coding for fun, these TreeHouse courses will help you.

 


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What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge

What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

What are the real benefits of a maker-centered approach to learning? It’s often described as a way to incubate STEM skills or drive technical innovation — and it is probably both of these. But as a new report from Project Zero’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution.  


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Mrs.Piltz' Kinders's curator insight, June 13, 12:25 PM

There is such value in problem solving and persevering through a challenge.

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Mobile learning content management systems - About Education Degrees

Mobile learning content management systems - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Mobile learning involves use of mobile devices to participate in learning activities. Most e-learning activities are available to participants through learning systems such as learning content management systems (LCMS). Due to certain challenges, LCMS are not equally accessible on all mobile devices.

 


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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, June 14, 6:26 AM

Tips for flipping lessons!

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Skype, Google Hangouts plus more...

Apollo B. Gabazira's curator insight, June 18, 12:01 AM

Certainly the new paradigm to doing bisiness  - whether in the claassroon or company board room ..... We have to get used to this 

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

Nora Reyes's curator insight, June 16, 11:59 AM

herramientas para publicar trabajos de estudiantes

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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International computing curricular in African universities - About Education Degrees

International computing curricular in African universities - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Efforts are been made by Universities in developing countries to ensure that it’s graduate are not left behind in the competitive global information society; thus have adopted international computing curricular for their computing degree programs. However, adopting these international curricula seem to be very challenging for developing countries having in mind that they were developed for developed rather than developing countries realities.

 


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Which African country gets the most venture capital investment?

Which African country gets the most venture capital investment? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Omar Mohammed looks at which African countries are attracting investors.

As the venture capital sector expands and matures across the continent more jobs are being created more frequently, says a new venture capital study. In particular the two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa are attracting more investment that helps drive interest beyond their own borders.

But where is the money going? South Africa leads the continent in terms of investments its entrepreneurs are receiving.  Meanwhile, Nigeria gets the highest number of VC investments while Kenya boasts the most foreign based investments, according to data by Venture Capital for Africa, a platform that profiles ventures in the continent.

 
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WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY KIDS THIS SUMMER? - @TechChef4U

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY KIDS THIS SUMMER? - @TechChef4U | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

I often ask myself this same question. While I do work most of June, July and much of August is spent with my two boys, age 6 and 8. If you have boys, then you know that you have to keep them busy and many times plan activities and games in advance. So thinking forward to this summer… I have started curating and preparing a few resources to support those of you that are home with your little darlings too…


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How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders?

How do we prepare the students of today to be tomorrow’s digital leaders? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"To understand the extent to which the skills taught in education systems around the world are changing, and whether they meet the needs of employers and society more widely, Google commissioned research from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU surveyed senior business executives, teachers and students."


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, June 1, 2:49 PM

A little something Something from Google Education... lots to look at on their site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt84aUC9OG6di8kSdKzEHTQ

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Muy bueno!!!!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 7, 5:56 PM

Preparing our students with the necessary skills for post-secondary career and college is critical, but especially for our poverty students.  Too often, school is the only venue to provide these thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills. However, many poverty schools under the pressure of standardized testing are stuck in a remediation routine of filling gaps in content, reading, and math.  We must provide time for teachers to collaborate and plan integrated lessons that integrate these higher level thinking skills into their content areas. 

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Commonwealth of Learning - Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives

Commonwealth of Learning - Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply putting this technology in the hands of students, educational access issues will be resolved and educational transformation will occur. In this research project, a systematic review of current government-supported tablet initiatives around the world was conducted to understand their origins, underlying principles, financial and organisational models, and expected outcomes. An extensive literature search and data extracted from identified documents showed that 11 countries have launched government-led tablet initiatives. The review concluded that the majority of these initiatives have been driven by the tablet hype rather than by educational frameworks or research-based evidence. Download the COL Report at: http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/COL-Tablet-Initiatives.pdf
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A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply putting this technology in the hands of students, educational access issues will be resolved and educational transformation will occur. In this research project, a systematic review of current government-supported tablet initiatives around the world was conducted to understand their origins, underlying principles, financial and organisational models, and expected outcomes.


An extensive literature search and data extracted from identified documents showed that 11 countries have launched government-led tablet initiatives.

The review concluded that the majority of these initiatives have been driven by the tablet hype rather than by educational frameworks or research-based evidence. 


Download the COL Report at: http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/COL-Tablet-Initiatives.pdf


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Tablets


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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

 

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Mastering French Grammar and Vocabulary - About Education Degrees

Mastering French Grammar and Vocabulary - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

For learners who have studied the first two ALISON French courses, this third course will further increase your understanding of the French language. You will build on your existing knowledge of French vocabulary and master important areas of grammar that will greatly improve your comprehension of the French language and your ability to communicate effectively with native French speakers.

 


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Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees

Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

As the name suggests, adult education programs prepare you to work with adult learners. The programs are based on adult learning philosophy, known as andragogy. In andragogy, learners are assumed to be self-motivated, self-directed, and have accumulated life experiences that need to be accounted for in course design and delivery. 
Campus-based and online education in adult education programs can lead to interesting and satisfying careers facilitating learning in adults. This page provides information on what is studied in these programs, where you can study them, what the prospects are after completion, and more. 



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Learn Conversational German - About Education Degrees

Learn Conversational German - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This free online German language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to Germany or a German speaking region, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with German speaking colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading German.

 


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Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education - About Education Degrees

Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson: 

If you design a system to do something specific, don’t be surprised if it does it. If you run an education system based on standardisation and conformity, which suppresses individuality, imagination and creativity, don’t be surprised if that’s what it does.

 


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The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills

The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

 


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Lena Leirdal's curator insight, June 16, 9:07 AM

Very inspirational and relevant!

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6 wichtige Fähigkeiten, die es braucht, um gemeinsam zu lernen und gemeinsam zu wirklen.

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, June 24, 5:08 AM

A veces lo que creemos lejano no lo es tanto.  Con un poco de orden, estructura y algo de información podemos conformar un paisaje de cultura digital y ciudadana para ser usuarios del siglo XXI.  

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Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

How are our teachers teaching in schools in the Asia-Pacific region? Do their pedagogical practices meet the needs of the 21st century? What is required to change teaching and learning? Through case studies on changing pedagogical landscapes in seven countries - Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam - this publication reflects on these questions and explores opportunities and challenges in transforming teaching and learning.


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A free e-book from UNESCO.

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Its good :)
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A free ebook of case studies. 

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, June 7, 11:00 AM

Understanding and knowledge are certainly key components in making better choices and performing more effectively. With technology and globalization, best practices will be more apparent when we all share the best ideas for learning to learn

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Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation

Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Converts your PPT presentation into a video and adds a voice over using the text you type in.


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Comment créer une vidéo à partir d'une présentation powerpoint?
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pratique

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Diseñando vídeos...Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | @scoopit via @baibbb http://sco.lt/...

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How Pinterest’s Buy Buttons Can Change e-Commerce

How Pinterest’s Buy Buttons Can Change e-Commerce | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Will buyable pins turn Pinterest into the web’s new shopping mecca? That’s the question marketing and e-commerce professionals need to answer now that Pinterest has announced it will soon offer “Buy” buttons to let users buy products directly within its app. And while there are plenty of reasons to think that buyable pins could turn the platform into an e-commerce powerhouse, it stands a greater chance of succeeding if it adopts key features offered by other online retailers and search engines, such as Amazon, and adapts them to the unique habits of the Pinterest community.

 
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Webgrrl's curator insight, June 10, 11:55 PM

The platform’s latest move has the potential to change how people shop online.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, June 11, 3:39 PM

This says it all. The platform’s latest move has the potential to change how people shop online.

PS - HBR will limit your access to the article. I've never been on the site before, and the second time I tried to read this article it told me I'd used my limit of "5 times as an anonymous user."

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Sesame Street helps poor kids learn faster

Sesame Street helps poor kids learn faster | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The Kermits and Cookie Monsters embed moral and mathematical lessons in the show, helping kids keep up as well as Head Start does.

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Launch of the first Solar Academy in Africa

Launch of the first Solar Academy in Africa | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Senegalese-American pop singer Akon, founder of Akon Lighting Africa, which aims to bring electricity to Africans who currently lack it, announced the launch of a new “Solar Academy” to develop skills and expertise in this field in Africa. This professional training center of excellence is a first on the continent and targets future African entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians.



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ICT to raise quality of teaching and learning - About Education Degrees

ICT to raise quality of teaching and learning - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

This paper aims to help higher education teachers know, and be able to deploy, certain information and communication technologies (ICTs) towards shifting from teacher-centred pedagogy to learner-centred instruction for increased quality of teaching and learning. Theories and many practices have emerged that have faulted teacher-centred classrooms common in educational institutions, especially in developing countries. The argument is that teacher-centred approach to delivering subject contents does not produce the calibre of school leavers and graduates the twenty-first century society needs. This argument has necessitated a longstanding call for a shift to student-centred teaching and collaborative learning.

 


Read more: http://abouteducationdegrees.com/ict-to-raise-quality-of-teaching-and-learning/#ixzz3cRsK4z9r

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