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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it
Malala Yousafzai was just 15 years old when a would-be assassin shot her in the head as she headed home (RT @TheCurrentCBC: Defiant. Compassionate. Determined.
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iPads open doors for students in poor school districts

iPads open doors for students in poor school districts | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it

"COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. -- For Alicia Silva, a single mother with three kids and three jobs, an iPad is out of reach.

 

Silva works as a part-time art teacher, seamstress and home-care provider, and like many hard-working parents, can't afford a tablet computer.

 

Sometime in the next few weeks, though, the Coachella Valley Unified School District will take care of that. It will issue an iPad to each of Silva's three children as part of a program that will provide them to all 19,000 students in the district, one of the state's poorest."


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This is an interesting article as it outlines and bridges the gap between the haves and have nots. The notion of accessibility, which is the problem most of the time in the education system, is essential. The implementation of iPads as an educational tool will expose the children to much more content and the fact that their poor background won’t limit them is a plus. I wonder if a system like this would work in South African government schools as private schools have already started using iPads. 

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harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 6:57 AM
know that Child's mind is delicate and it would be difficult for him to make a difference in what is required by his/her potential.
harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 7:02 AM
It is very good to note that School administration is taking care of the needs of poor people by distributing it free. I think moren more corporate should come forward and help in eradicating this social difference between rich and poor.More technical advance in early stage will produce quality students who would be self sustaining and would discover many innovations which will change the future.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:56 AM

I find it very interesting that Coachella Valley Unified has found the resources to provide all children in the school with iPads. Although it is a good idea, as in this ever increasing technology dependent world it becomes essential for children to have access to the internet. With these iPads children can save a lot of money on text books and trips to do research in the libraries. This is especially helpful as a lot of the district is very poor as farming and similar jobs are in the majority(90 %). I do however feel that preschool children to not have a need for iPads and they are more likely to break them or lose them. The funding of iPads to preschool children could be put to better use. This story is engaging as it starts from the perspective of one family to get you interested and then widens into the whole school.

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Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education

Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it
Google's big list of open source projects just grew by one -- the company has introduced a new online learning platform called MOOC.org. Despite the.
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iPads open doors for students in poor school districts

iPads open doors for students in poor school districts | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it

"COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. -- For Alicia Silva, a single mother with three kids and three jobs, an iPad is out of reach.

 

Silva works as a part-time art teacher, seamstress and home-care provider, and like many hard-working parents, can't afford a tablet computer.

 

Sometime in the next few weeks, though, the Coachella Valley Unified School District will take care of that. It will issue an iPad to each of Silva's three children as part of a program that will provide them to all 19,000 students in the district, one of the state's poorest."


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harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 6:57 AM
know that Child's mind is delicate and it would be difficult for him to make a difference in what is required by his/her potential.
harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 7:02 AM
It is very good to note that School administration is taking care of the needs of poor people by distributing it free. I think moren more corporate should come forward and help in eradicating this social difference between rich and poor.More technical advance in early stage will produce quality students who would be self sustaining and would discover many innovations which will change the future.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:56 AM

I find it very interesting that Coachella Valley Unified has found the resources to provide all children in the school with iPads. Although it is a good idea, as in this ever increasing technology dependent world it becomes essential for children to have access to the internet. With these iPads children can save a lot of money on text books and trips to do research in the libraries. This is especially helpful as a lot of the district is very poor as farming and similar jobs are in the majority(90 %). I do however feel that preschool children to not have a need for iPads and they are more likely to break them or lose them. The funding of iPads to preschool children could be put to better use. This story is engaging as it starts from the perspective of one family to get you interested and then widens into the whole school.

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Wits defends staff exodus as ‘strategic need’

Wits defends staff exodus as ‘strategic need’ | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it
University of the Witwatersrand’s leadership maintains some departures the result of strategic reorganisation while others are for personal reasons (RT @WitsAcademics: @thulethozwane discusses recent changes to executive ranks @WitsUniversity in @BDliveSA...
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The resignation of these academics is very peculiar. It must be an internal conflict of interest. Hopefully these is an explanation because WITS used to be one of leading Universities in the country. We professionals to facilitate and lecture.  

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Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open ...

Tech Titans And Online Education Orgs Team Up With The Open ... | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it
Google, AT&T and a host of online education organizations are forming an alliance to develop standards for career readiness. Spearheaded by Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, Udacity, the Open Education ...
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Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze | education, south africa, world, wide, textbooks, minister of education | Scoop.it
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:55 PM

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Looks relaly cool - will have use for this combined with other apps to generate presentations.