Today we live in a world full of digital information. Yet reading has never been more important, for we know that for young people the ability to read is the door opener to the 21st century: to hold a job, to understand their world, and to know themselves. That is why we are asking you to join our Global Literacy Call to Action: We call this campaign: “Read Every Day.
Apply to volunteer in Kenya with Village ECO volunteers Kenya, as a teaching volunteer you do not need any previous experience but you will need to be aged 17 and over by the start date. Volunteering Solutions can provide you information and arrange a placement for you in Kenya, most projects are in rural communities which need assistance.
East Africa has made huge progress towards achieving Universal Primary Education UPE,but sadly around 10 million primary school pupils drop out each year ,and many children who do manage to complete school have very poor reading skills in English and in their mother tongue.this proves a huge hurdle for those children who go on to attend secondary school where all lessons are taught in English.most schools have no library ,and the books that do exist in classrooms are often out of date and are shared between 10 or more children .For most families,books are luxury they simply cannot afford ,
This week data privacy fears abound, some Big Data myths are discussed and a Global Philanthropy Data Charter progresses. Students in San Francisco put big data to great use by mapping crime in San Francisco and a call for more empirical analysis of OGD initiatives goes out.
How are new technologies changing the way educators teach and students learn? How can Vermont’s schools prepare students for global citizenship in an international economy? How can our communities and our schools work together to integrate technology into K-12 education?
Digital technologies have fundamentally transformed the entire health care ecosystem. Surgeon-controlled robots perform surgeries from other cities, Electronic Medical Records store our health histories, and we use the internet to seek information about everything from the side-effects of medications to how our physician is rated by other patients. In the U.S. alone, it's estimated that 35% of adults have gone online to get information about a medical condition, and one-fifth of smartphone owners have health apps.