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How Africa’s first education tablet computer was created

The idea is simple; transfer a country’s entire education curriculum onto a digital format, along with sounds, animations and interactivity, and you no longer need a satchel crammed with school books.

This month his Qelasy tablet is going into schools for the first time. “This is a day I’ve been waiting for,” Mr N’Doufou, the Ivory coast inventor says.

The Ivorian government will be introducing the tablets to 5,000 students in public schools, while some private schools in both Ivory Coast and Morocco will be running pilot projects.

They have also had interest from Ukraine, Macedonia, Senegal, Nigeria and France. “My dream is to reach all the schools in the world for a better education,” he says.

Look at the video here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29163842

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U6 – Technology

Amazing clip about the possibility of having solar panels built into all roads!  (Thank you Mr Courts for sharing!)

http://sfglobe.com/?id=832

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U6- Jimmy Doherty’s GM food fight

Interesting BBC documentary about GM crops (and my school friend is married to Jimmy Doherty!)  Relaxed revision!!

 

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Internet technology and globalisation – amazing clip for the future

Well done to Stefan for finding this very topical clip. Great for both the Lower 6th Globalisation and U6th technology topics 🙂

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U6 – The Indian sanitary pad revolution

A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.

Fascinating stuff – click here

 

 

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U6- BBC The future of food

Now we have covered the vast majority of our 6 topics for unit 3 we need to put all the information together for the synoptic part B of the exam.

These brilliant programmes from the BBC are essential viewing – and of course write some notes as you watch them.

 

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India air pollution

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