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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tablets in the classroom

One of the major problems in all Kenyan public schools is the lack of text books and other resources. The article http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Slum-schoolgirls-living-digital-dream/-/1056/2490374/-/view/printVersion/-/15604vl/-/index.html

 shows a brilliant way of providing much needed material to students.

before the last election a promise was made to provide all grade 1 children with solar laptops, regardless of whether there was power or maintenance available, whether teachers were computer literate and if there was sufficient digital content. That promise seems to be significantly delayed, if not on the way to obliteration. These cheaper tablets (which of course still need power) seem like a great solution to the immediate problems.

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