Coding and robotics, a bridge too far?

Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives. Among the fastest growing branches of technology is robotics, which deals with design, construction, and robotics operations. A robot is a machine that mimics a human being and can simulate certain human gestures and functions using computer instructions.  According to O’Regan (2015), George Devol […]

Storymoja Read Aloud: Using the power of sound and engaging children’s stories to promote literacy.

On June 16th, Edutab Africa joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2022 International Day of the African Child under the theme “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children” in collaboration with the Storymoja Read Aloud Initiative. This initiative began in 2013. It has been changing the reading culture in Kenya by motivating children to […]

Science, Exploration, Education, and storytelling using foldscopes in rural Kenya.

This project is funded by National Geographic’s COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators Grant. School closures due to COVID-19 brought significant disruptions to education across the world. The crisis exacerbated pre-existing education disparities by reducing the opportunities for many of the most vulnerable children – those living in poor or rural areas – to […]

Reflecting on 2021.

Covid-19 pandemic, educational exclusion, rush to recover from learning losses, are just a few of the challenges we have faced this year. As we reflect on the past 12 months, we are delighted to let you know that we have managed to find a way through some of these challenges. Edutab Africa staff, partners, teachers, […]

Empowering the Art of Scientific discovery in the classroom with Foldscopes in West Pokot.

Microscopy is the practice of using microscopes to view objects that can not be seen with human naked eyes. It is one of the highest-impact innovations in the history of science within its origin in the 1600s under pioneers like Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Robert Hooke. It has since evolved to impact life sciences, where […]

One team, One mission: Exploring Pokots sacred place, Mt Mtelo.

A team that works together hikes together. The Edutab Africa team decided to visit West Pokot for a team building adventure away from our office monotony. Our goal was to hike Mt Mtelo which stands at 3360M ASL. It is the 5th highest mountain in Kenya after Mt Kenya, Mt Elgon, Aberdare, and Cherangani hills.  […]

Microscopy Today

My first interaction with microscopy was in a form one Biology classroom. In my entire experience in the laboratory, I can count the number of times I was able to touch a microscope. In some instances, most of the microscopes would not be operational forcing us to share one microscope amongst ten to fifteen students. […]

A teacher’s reflection: Integrating technology in the classroom.

My name is Ephantus Murira Mutiga, a teacher of Biology and Chemistry at St. John Fisher’s Mbuinjeru, a mixed-day secondary school in Embu county. I hold a Degree in Bachelor of Education Science. I was motivated to pursue an education career when I was in primary school when my teacher used to give me opportunities […]

New Partnership: Coding Summer School

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Think Young, a think tank that focuses on young people. We shall be collaborating in their Coding Summer School, a great opportunity for young learners in Kenya. Registrations for the Coding Summer School in Nairobi are open! During two weekends (March 20/21 and March 27/28), kids […]

5 Best Programming Languages for Kids | Juni Learning

Kids Coding Languages Coding for kids can be hard to navigate — especially when it comes to choosing a first coding language to learn. With so many different programming languages available, where should you start? We’re here to help make that decision easier! From teaching coding classes for kids ages 8-18, we’ve learned tips and […]

International Literacy Day 2020

This year’s International Literacy Day finds us in unusual circumstances that we have not  experienced before. It finds us at a time when education systems are disrupted due to lock-downs and restrictive measures, with over 1.5 billion learners in more than 195 countries across the globe discovering and piloting with new ways of learning.  Within […]

Let’s Code The Fun Way using Blockly, Scratch and Android Programming

What you’ll learn Getting started with the programming using Blockly. Create smart and fun games using Scratch . Create animations and cool visual effects using Scratch. Mobile app development using App Inventor How to apply creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving to solve complex computer science issues. This course is designed for Children (above 8 years) Absolute […]

Introducing programming to kids.

The word programming has been used to spread the fallacy that it is the ‘languages of computers’, foreign and hard to read, disconnected from other subjects and takes years to learn. During one of our virtual programming sessions with 8-year-olds,  I met this kid who provoked my mind about learning/teaching programming to kids. In grade […]

Coding the fun way with kids.

Incredible advances in technology have changed the way we communicate, work, and learn. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed this further and forced us to adapt to the current realities.