All posts tagged with: Internet

Is Online Education the Answer?

Posted November 30, 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One of the things we discussed at the South Jersey UN Day at St. Joseph High School was Education (Subtheme B). In Subtheme B one of the solutions to the problem of reaching every child was using the magic of Online Education to give access to children in developing nations. Everyday more and more receive access to the internet. (This site offers an estimate of how many users have access.) But this Politico article begs to differ. One of the arguments raised is the protection o...


Code Like a Girl !

Posted November 29, 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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Through few years now, I had some experience in helping kids with their school subjects such as English or Math as a volunteering task or simply to save some pocket money. However, this time things were slightly different. In the beginning of summer, my neighbors’ seven-year-old daughter, “Hiba”, asked me to teach her how to use her new tablet and some computer basics as well. And, I was glad to accept, so we set up a schedule for our sessions. In fact I accepted this task fo...


Why are girls doing bad in science and mathematics?

Posted July 12, 2014 no picture KennedyMweetwa_educonnect_Zambia

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Girls and young women today are pretty familiar with computers and the Internet, and it may seem like they don't need encouragement anymore. But, to keep girls interested in science and mathematics, as well as believing they have something to contribute to areas like technology, hardware and software development, scientific research, and many other areas of technology, is still an important task. So I'm updating the site as much as possible right now. It will still seem a bit behind the times in...


Let me start by saying that the Internet is literally the greatest thing mankind has ever invented. One might say that this is hyperbole, but I lack the words to describe the importance of the internet in this day and age. Vital would not even come close to doing it justice. I am hard pressed to name something that you can’t do with the help of internet. And being a student at uni, one can safely say that a lot of my life revolves around the internet. As a disclosure, I will use...


Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

Posted July 9, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Something pretty important is happening on the 12th of September this year. The UN Committee for the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva to discuss updating the Convention for the Rights of the Child for a digital age. The world has certainly changed a lot since the 1980′s, the decade throughout which the convention was first drafted! To assist the Committee in their deliberations, and to ensure that young people’s experiences can directly inform their discussion, we are curr...


Young People and the Internet

Posted July 1, 2014 no picture Kesia_Connect_Zambia

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My name is Kesia and I am 18 years old from Zambia. The internet - which includes Facebook, Google, twitter - plays the big part in the average youths everyday life. The internet has been received with many different opinions. Some have welcomed it with open arms but in some extreme cases it is declared evil. A wise man once said "a knife in the hands of a chef can be used to prepare a meal but the same knife in the hands of the murderer will be used to take a life." This saying...


A glimpse into Digitally Connected - from PressPass TV

Posted May 28, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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At the end of April, a really exciting event took place in Boston in the US - the Digitally Connected symposium. Experts and innovators from all around the world came together and spent two-and-a-half days discussing the importance of digital in the lives of children and youth today. They shared knowledge about the research and projects that they have been working on, and discussed how they can collaborate better, to make digital tools even more effective for children. The symp...


R U Connected: Safer Internet Day 2014

Posted April 22, 2014 no picture Toma Florin Ungureanu

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This video is a 2014 E & T Battle Station production, for the Safer Internet Day 11 February 2014. It represents the last product within project "R U Connected?" -Financed by the program Youth in Action -Romania. We are presenting you two fictional stories on internet safety for youth and some good advice - we hope! Many thanks for: -Music: The official song of our project!!! "Day That I Found You" kindly donated by Dott


Quest for Internet Access at Luanshya Secondary School

Posted April 8, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The internet has become part of our everyday life because of its ease access and diversity. Today, pupils from Luanshya Boys Secondary School on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia took part in a training on Connect. The training was blended with sessions on how to avoid plagiarism, re-blogs, and ways of creating a realist, achiveable and time-bound action-plan. The school received a router to enhance easy internet access to the pupils. This was done in a quest to assist pupils to sh...


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