Archive | 2016

A World Teachers Day Tribute to Educators Piloting New EdTech

Innovations seek to increase child literacy in developing countries   On October 5 we celebrate World Teachers’ Day to honor the critical contribution teachers make to education and development.  This year we highlight pioneering teachers working hand-in-hand with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) grantees to pilot innovations seeking to make breakthrough progress in child literacy. 

Technology Strengthens Education to Refugee Children

Supplemental Learning to Improve School Performance in Dadaab Refugee Camp More than 300,000 refugees live in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. It is here where many long-term and recent Somali refugees live and go to find refuge. Since its inception, Dadaab’s population has grown nearly fourfold from what was originally planned. 

A Library for All

Indiana University School of Education Uses Open-Source Software to Develop Books for Everyone By Scott Witzke Director of Marketing & Communications Indiana University School of Education My daughter has a wall calendar that features a daily rundown of the zany commemorative days, weeks, and months.

Listen up! Radio and mobile phones used to improve children’s literacy in Zambia

You may not think of radio as cutting edge technology—but it’s playing an important role in an innovative project in rural Zambia that’s bringing together mobile phones, radio, and local knowledge to help children learn to read.  “Radio in rural Zambia is the most efficient and effective way to reach our target audience,” said Angela Musonda, coordinator for Creative Associates International’s innovative project. 

Competition Seeks to Develop Education App for Syrian Children Fleeing Conflict

International partnership launches $1.7 million EduApp4Syria prize to help Syrian children learn to read Read Press Release in Arabic Washington, DC (January 29, 2016) – A Norway-led coalition today announced the launch of a 15 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately US$1.7 million) competition to help displaced Syrian children continue their education during the protracted conflict.