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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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Intel’s initiative to train Kenyan girls to develop apps | Capital Campus

Intel’s initiative to train Kenyan girls to develop apps | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Intel Kenya and Akirachix have launched an initiative to develop tech skills targeting Kenyan girls. The ‘She will Connect’ programme is a countrywide initiative that will see more Kenyan girls start to develop technology applications.

 

There will be 2-day free training sessions organized annually in Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mombasa for girls interested in coding. The sessions will be limited to 25 girls per class and will be open to all Kenyan girls.

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?
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7 steps for advancing your higher ed career

7 steps for advancing your higher ed career | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
We asked LinkedIn's Higher Ed Management group for their best advice on getting ahead in higher ed.
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TAKE254: Sh300 million fund for young Kenyan filmmakers | Capital Campus

TAKE254: Sh300 million fund for young Kenyan filmmakers | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund has launched a loan facility for filmmakers dubbed TAKE254 targeting young and upcoming players in the industry.

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Gor Semelang’o said the fund has set aside Sh300 million for the first phase which will be available to Kenyans aged 18 to 34 years.

Semelang’o said the amount available per film will range from Sh500,000 to Sh25 million at eight percent interest rate.

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Kenya : Why the classroom isn’t about to be decongested

Kenya : Why the classroom isn’t about to be decongested | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The world will need an extra 1.6 million teachers in classrooms to achieve universal primary education by 2015. This figure is projected to rise to an extra 3.3 million primary teachers and 5.1 million lower secondary teachers by 2030 if the world is to assure school children quality education.

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Study Finds E-Readers Help Dyslexic Students by Limiting Text

Study Finds E-Readers Help Dyslexic Students by Limiting Text | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
E-reading devices such as the Kindle and iPad were shown to help dyslexics read and process text over a traditional paper book.
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A New Generation's Voice

A New Generation's Voice | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

We have all been so inspired by the incredible strength and courage of Malala, and I am confident that her voice will help impact many more children around the world.   On Oct. 9, 2012, members of the Taliban boarded a school bus and shot 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the head and neck as she returned home from school. Targeted because of her advocacy for education and women's rights in Pakistan, Malala immediately became a symbol for the 57 million children in the world who currently do not have access to education.

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Most useful apps for college grads | Capital Campus

Most useful apps for college grads | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

College graduation is a time for young adults to spread their wings and finally put their education to good use. Fortunately, there are a variety of apps that can make the transition easier. From managing tasks, to sharpening skills and connecting with friends, the world of mobile apps is bursting with solutions for the tech savvy. Here are some of the top apps for college grads.

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10 Web Tools To Make Books Even Better - Edudemic

10 Web Tools To Make Books Even Better - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

It appears that books will be still around for some time in our classrooms, whether in paper or some other form. Teachers and students can enhance the reading experience with some easy to use educational technology tools. Here are ten websites I selected for their usefulness, their navigational simplicity, and for the fact that they are all free! See more free education tools and resources at:  http://bit.ly/14A8U5Y

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Kenya : Thirst for books drives Maasai herders into the classroom

Kenya : Thirst for books drives Maasai herders into the classroom | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Josphat Rempesa, 26, and age-mate Josphat Tupane are counting the days until next month’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. Their determination to improve their lot is evident from their eager demeanour when discussions about their school, Ewangan Night School, in Olmaroroi, in Kajiado West, come up.

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5 LinkedIn mistakes every graduate should avoid | Capital Campus

5 LinkedIn mistakes every graduate should avoid | Capital Campus | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Once a student graduates from college, they’re usually more than ready to start their career. They may have even done everything right up to that point. After all, many young professionals have completed a degree program in a high-demand industry, adequately polished their resume, and networked with like-minded professionals, all in preparation for landing their dream job.

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To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon, and commodities. These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. Nigeria’s earning from crude oil is dropping because of America’s shale gas renaissance. The long-view trajectory of electric vehicles suggests a future where electrons will power more cars than carbon compounds. Without the ability to create knowledge through quality education, the sustainability of Africa’s new-found optimism remains questionable. 

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10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts

10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out how they interact with their students and wider audiences. You might get some ideas.
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Raising education standards in Kajiado - Kenya

The Kajiado county government has launched an education campaign targeting all residents in a bid to fight rampant illiteracy that has hindered development initiatives in the county for years. In a meeting to drum up support for the education campaign in the county at Kisamis primary school, Kajiado Governor David Nkedienye says government policies have over the years marginalized the Maasai community as well as other pastoralist communities denying them education privileges.

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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Being a teacher isn't always easy. Between the time spent actually teaching and the time spent preparing for it and giving extra help to students, there isn't always a lot of time left over.
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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Ten Websites for Science Teachers | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

We all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. This isn't a "Top Ten" list -- instead, it is a list of websites that I either use on a regular basis or just find interesting. From teaching resources for the nature of science and authentic field journals to wacky videos about numbers, I am sure that you will find something in the following list the works for you! 

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Govt picks trainers for Class One laptop project

Secondary school teachers have been picked to train their primary school colleagues on how to use laptops for Standard One classes to be rolled out early next year.

The Ministry of Education Thursday began training the 150 trainers, most of whom were picked from secondary schools.

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23andMe, Udacity Team Up to Offer Free Genetics Course

23andMe, Udacity Team Up to Offer Free Genetics Course | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The course on the sophisticated, complex subject of genetics will be available free to students and will require no background knowledge.
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How Much Are iPads Really Helping in the Classroom? - Education News

How Much Are iPads Really Helping in the Classroom? - Education News | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

The drive to increase technology use in classrooms has many asking whether the investment is more fizzle than bang, and whether it’s too early to tell how wisely the money is being spent. Education author Peg Tyre has investigated the use of iPads, one of the most popular classroom additions, in TakePart. 

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WASHINGTON: US adults score below average on worldwide test | Technology | Bradenton Herald

WASHINGTON: US adults score below average on worldwide test | Technology | Bradenton Herald | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either.
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Earnings Gap Narrows, but College Education Still Pays, Report Says

Earnings Gap Narrows, but College Education Still Pays, Report Says | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
College graduates benefit from their degrees in both financial and nonfinancial terms, according to an expansive triennial report from the College Board.
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Top 10 Reasons To Use Education Technology - Edudemic

Top 10 Reasons To Use Education Technology - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
I stumbled across this video recently and it's a great one to send to anyone in your school's community who isn't sure how to use education technology.
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Should Higher Education Be Free?

Should Higher Education Be Free? | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

In the United States, our higher education system is broken. Since 1980, we’ve seen a 400% increase in the cost of higher education, after adjustment for inflation — a higher cost escalation than any other industry, even health care. We have recently passed the trillion dollar mark in student loan debt in the United States.

How long can a business model succeed that forces students to accumulate $200,000 or more in debt and cannot guarantee jobs — even years after graduation? 

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Embracing New Technology - www.nbc26.com

Embracing New Technology - www.nbc26.com | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
High-tech devices that were once banned from school grounds are now being encouraged in the classroom.
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6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic

6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic | Kenya School Report - 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
From blending up all their online and offline courses to integrating iPads into activities outside the classroom, there's a lot happening that you should know about.
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