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10 Back to School Technologies 
September 2014 Issue 14
1-TahrirAcademy 
Source: http://bit.ly/1D9yfIK 
The site contains over 400 crowd-sourced educational videos –targeted at 1...
2-Fun learning activities for children with hearing impairments 
Source: bit.ly/1s7fux9 
“Sueñaletras” isa free software p...
3-A web platform to encourage positive behavior in class 
Source: http://tnw.co/1Dxgbsl 
“ClassDojo” gives students a pers...
4-Animations made 
easy for teachers 
Source: http://bit.ly/1s7SvSy 
By using GoAnimate,teachers can create customized ani...
5-Give instant feedback to teachers 
Source: http://bit.ly/1q6bZoZ 
Gedditallows students to instantly report their confid...
6-Robotic mobile accessory 
for distance learning 
An iPhone, iPad or any video-enabled device is placed into a robotic mo...
7-Gamifiedlanguage learning 
Source : http://econ.st/1qXM2NT 
Duolingois an interactive language learning app. Users take ...
8-Mobile solar-powered 
computer classrooms in Africa 
Source: http://bit.ly/1sUU5Lz 
Three solar panels, foldable desksan...
9-Radiophones 
to teach children basic literacy 
Source: http://bit.ly/1q63ytL 
This tech combines the local community-rad...
10-Custom-made personalized learning courses 
Sources: http://knewt.ly/1m4WeUmand http://on.mash.to/1wvaUPY 
Knewtoncreate...
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10 Back to School Technologies

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The14th edition of the Tech Top 10s explores 10 innovations and ICT-based solutions in the realm of education from all over the globe, with some highlight on solutions catering to marginalized and disadvantaged students.

Explore how "Mobile Solar-powered Classrooms" reach remote areas in Uganda. In this issue, you can also read about a program from Latin America that helps children with full - or partial - hearing impairments learn to read and write through sign language, finger alphabet, lip-reading, written words, and images.

In this issue, there are more applications and solutions that turn learning to a fun journey.
Enjoy discovering more about the topic.

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10 Back to School Technologies

  1. 1. 10 Back to School Technologies September 2014 Issue 14
  2. 2. 1-TahrirAcademy Source: http://bit.ly/1D9yfIK The site contains over 400 crowd-sourced educational videos –targeted at 13-18 years old students. Covering a wide range of subject areas, it aims to engage some of the world’s 4.5 million young Arabic speaking Internet users. Image: http://bit.ly/1oNQ5HF
  3. 3. 2-Fun learning activities for children with hearing impairments Source: bit.ly/1s7fux9 “Sueñaletras” isa free software program from Latin America that helps children with full -or partial -hearing impairments learn to read and write through sign language, finger alphabet, lip-reading, written words, and images.
  4. 4. 3-A web platform to encourage positive behavior in class Source: http://tnw.co/1Dxgbsl “ClassDojo” gives students a personalized avatar. Teachers then give each avatar points for good behavior in class; with the points displayed in real-time in the classroom. Clickplayto watch the video
  5. 5. 4-Animations made easy for teachers Source: http://bit.ly/1s7SvSy By using GoAnimate,teachers can create customized animations to introduce new difficult topics in a catchy way.
  6. 6. 5-Give instant feedback to teachers Source: http://bit.ly/1q6bZoZ Gedditallows students to instantly report their confidence with class material, and answer short quiz questions to verify their understanding. Teachers receive a live report with this data, giving them immediate feedback on their lesson. Image: http://letsgeddit.com/
  7. 7. 6-Robotic mobile accessory for distance learning An iPhone, iPad or any video-enabled device is placed into a robotic mobile accessory called ‘Swivl’. The robot ‘swivels’ around to capture educators on video as they present. A cloud-enabled app can then be use for video streaming / sharing. Sources: http://bit.ly/1qPSw0I
  8. 8. 7-Gamifiedlanguage learning Source : http://econ.st/1qXM2NT Duolingois an interactive language learning app. Users take short lessons,and the higher they score, the more lessons they unlock. Image: https://www.duolingo.com/
  9. 9. 8-Mobile solar-powered computer classrooms in Africa Source: http://bit.ly/1sUU5Lz Three solar panels, foldable desksand chairs, an Internet router, low-wattage netbooks and a robust tent are carried on a 4X4 vehicle so that classrooms can be set up in remote areas of Uganda. Image: http://bit.ly/1uD8ETJ
  10. 10. 9-Radiophones to teach children basic literacy Source: http://bit.ly/1q63ytL This tech combines the local community-radio and telephone-based systems to give marginalized children in India basics of literacy, numeracy and hygiene. To attract listeners, the content is based on the Indian version of Sesame Street. 1.4 million benefited from this free service to date. Images: http://bit.ly/1q63ytL& http://bit.ly/1y4UTC2
  11. 11. 10-Custom-made personalized learning courses Sources: http://knewt.ly/1m4WeUmand http://on.mash.to/1wvaUPY Knewtoncreates digital courses that use big-data-fueled predictive analytics to understand the level of understanding a student is at, and what lesson plan best suits him/her.
  12. 12. Spotted an innovation we missed? Visit our SlideShare channel for our quarterly Digital Digests and previous issues of our monthly Tech Top 10: http://www.slideshare.net/ictQATAR/ Disclaimer: All content in these slides is in the public domain and referenced so that you can read the original sources. Contact Us: rassed@ict.gov.qa Twitter: @ictqatar

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