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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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Olive Telecom To Move To Court To Appeal Laptop Tender Cancellation

Olive Telecommunication whose tender to supply laptops for standard one pupils was cancelled, is expected to move to court, Monday to appeal the ruling by th...
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e-Learning: Challenges and Solutions

e-Learning: Challenges and Solutions | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Information and communication tools (ICT), Web2.0 applications, and the impact these resources are having on education are rapidly creating new challenges for instructor and learners faced with learning online. Teaching and learning in an e-learning environment happens differently than in the traditional classroom and can present new challenges to instructors and learners participating in this online learning environment. There is a need in e-learning to identify the challenges and consider best practice solutions to ensure instructor and learner success in this new learning environment.
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Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive

Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In order to thrive in an interconnected world, one must learn a number of crucial, non-academic skills such as understanding and relating to perspectives other than one’s own; mastering teamwork, critical and creative thinking; and being an adept problem-solver. Ashoka Fellow Dana Mortenson, like many others in the field of education, [...]
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Business urged to spend on education

Business urged to spend on education | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Big businesses should make a commitment to give at least 20% of philanthropic spending to education projects, according to an international campaign.
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ICC is looking to hire Kikuyu/Swahili translators for Sh600K pm | Capital Campus

ICC is looking to hire Kikuyu/Swahili translators for Sh600K pm | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The International Criminal Court has advertised several jobs including two positions of Kikuyu and Swahili translators. The positions have been posted on the ICC website and are due for expiry before end of March.

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Africa: Education Can Help Prevent Obesity

Africa: Education Can Help Prevent Obesity | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In many middle and low income countries, obesity levels rise along with income. But a new study says the better educated women are -- the better their chances of avoiding obesity.

Dr. Amina Aitsi-Selmi is the lead author of the University College London study. She wanted to know if trends in high-income countries could be found elsewhere.

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4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class.

4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
As a language teacher I find mobile phones are a great resource as a dictionary, a unique way to do homework and, for many of my students, an alternative way to take notes. I’ve been using them in my class for a while now and their presence is actually hardly noticed – so seamlessly is …
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Kenya: Schools Urged to Tackle Pupils Ill Discipline

Kenya: Schools Urged to Tackle Pupils Ill Discipline | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Nairobi — CABINET Secretary for Education, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, has called upon the management of schools to act on students' abuse of alcohol and their wastage of school hours.

He also decried the use of the school children in doing menial jobs like fetching of water, saying that the time expended on such work could be used in doing school work.

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Education Committee Calls For Cabinet Secretary's Resignation.

Some members of the national assembly's education committee are now demanding the resignation of education Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi over hi...
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4 Key Benefits To Using Open Source In Education.

4 Key Benefits To Using Open Source In Education. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In 2012, most of the pedagogical and technological community were taken by storm from a report by One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) that laptops dropped off in rural Ethiopia had been learned from in ways the contributors never imagined. Not only did the children who received the laptops, many of whom were pre-literate and had …
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Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd program has been working to find out the answer as we work across the globe, and now, three year...
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The Top 10 Free Web Tools (As Chosen By You) - Edudemic

The Top 10 Free Web Tools (As Chosen By You) - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
There are a lot of web tools out there. Many of which are free or, at the very least, freemium. In other words, you can do a free trial to see if you like it. With so many to choose from, it’s tough to figure out which ones work best, are popular, are well supported, …
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See free resources at: http://kenyaschoolreport.com/resources

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Physical Books vs. e-Readers: Does Digital Rule? - Edudemic

Physical Books vs. e-Readers: Does Digital Rule? - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A lot of focus is on 'going digital' these days. Who is winning in the battle of physical books vs. e-readers?
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Use of Cloud-Based Technologies in the Classroom

Use of Cloud-Based Technologies in the Classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Cloud-based technologies are becoming more and more popular, in the classroom and in the workplace. Here are some of the best uses of cloud-based technologies in a classroom setting. 
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Speech by Makhtar Diop at the High-level Forum on Higher Education, Science and Technology in Africa

Speech by Makhtar Diop at the High-level Forum on Higher Education, Science and Technology in Africa | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Speech by Makhtar Diop at the High-level Forum on Higher Education, Science and Technology in Africa
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UNESCO on Gender Imbalance in Global Education - Inter Press Service

UNESCO on Gender Imbalance in Global Education - Inter Press Service | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In order to go to school, Sarah, a girl living in rural Ethiopia, escaped the village and an arranged marriage at 14, returning to her home at age 23, when
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S Africans worse than Americans in science

S Africans worse than Americans in science | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
One in three South Africans don't know that the earth revolves around the sun, according to a test with 10 basic science questions, says a report.
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Learning In Public Universities Paralyzed For Second Day As Strike Persists

Learning In Public Universities Paralyzed For Second Day As Strike Persists There was no learning in public universities, Wednesday, as lecturers and other w...
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Higher Education in Science and Technology is Critical for Africa’s Development

A high-level Africa forum on Higher Education for Science, Technology and Innovation co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the World Bank opens in Kigali.Senior representatives from government, academia and business will discuss ways to meet Africa’s need for millions of engineers, scientists, health professionals and technicians.
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14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google

14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
These days, so much of the research students do is of the online variety. There’s less time spent in the library, requesting materials, and reading through print journals. Online research enables students (and teachers) to get the information they need quickly and efficiently. But just because there is a lot of information out there, a …
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Over 2,700 Nairobi Schools to Benefit From Free Internet

Over 2,700 Nairobi Schools to Benefit From Free Internet | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Over 2,715 schools across Nairobi County are set to benefit from free internet connectivity following a move by Wananchi Group, Kenya Education Network (KENET) and the County Government of Nairobi to embark on a long term corporation in relation to this commitment.

Dubbed as WazED, the project is expected to leverage on Wananchi Group's fiber infrastructure and assist the Nairobi county government in delivering ICT services.

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Why It's Time For Music In Our Schools.

Why It's Time For Music In Our Schools. | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Did you know that March is “Music in Our Schools Month“? Think of it as a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. A time to squelch the image of the “band geek” and celebrate music as a learning opportunity …
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Laptops Tender Awarded To Indian Firm, Nullified

The government has this evening been forced to  return to the drawing board over its flagship laptops for schools project. This is after an Indian firm which...
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10 Big Education Stories You Should Know About - Edudemic

10 Big Education Stories You Should Know About - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are our picks for the must-read education stories of the past few days. You can see all these stories, some witty remarks, and more over at Learn Egg. Enjoy!
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Govt to connect power to all primary schools by next year

Govt to connect power to all primary schools by next year | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
All primary schools will be connected to the national electricity grid by the end of the next financial year, Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir has disclosed.
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