Coding and Robotics
Edutab has an experienced team of STEAM educators who spearhead the coding and robotics sessions for children aged 8 - 18 years. The coding and robotics course is a three months practical skill based that enables learners to progressively learn ideas of coding, software development, Apps development and animations.
We are also supporting the implementation of Coding Summer School in collaboration with Think Young.
This project is funded by National Geographic's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators Grant. The main focus of this project was to design 10 lesson plans that would help bring the world of microscopy to students and help them bridge their personal experiences to a more global perspective on critical issues such as understanding the role of microorganisms in the ecosystem. We did this by providing students with direct access to the microscopic world using a flexible and easy-to-use Foldscopes and developing curricula together with Science teachers. With the development of these resources, we now aim to disseminate these lesson plans and continue working with teachers to incorporate more microscopy exploratory activities into curricula. We also intend to grow educational activities that will help grow a community of explorers in Africa and beyond that use inexpensive resources such as Foldscopes that bring joy into learning.
Internet Free Educational Resources Bank (IFERB) Project
Edutab Africa is currently implementing a Project Based Learning pilot study aimed at using the Internet Free Educational Resources Bank (IFERB) developed by our partner Education Above All (EAA). The objective is to contextualise the IFERB resources into Kenyan context and closely work with the teachers in supporting project based learning in different learning areas
Learning Technologies Solutions
With the disruption of normal educational systems due to the pandemic, distance learning has become inevitable. At Edutab, we have a team of instructional designers, educators and technical specialists who work with partners like Ramogi Institute Of Advanced Technology to develop and maintain Learning Management Systems. Additionally we carry out training to partners in online pedagogy, elearning content design and development and facilitating courses online.
African Children Stories
This podcast is a site for children, teachers, and parents that aims to promote a reading culture in Africa. Most of the stories are from African Storybook – a digital initiative of the South African organization Saide, which promotes literacy for African children. The stories are openly licensed, which allows us to produce audio versions. We are grateful to the African Storybook for making the stories open source.We distribute the audio stories using WhatsApp, podcasts channels, Kolibri, YouTube, and different eLearning platforms. These stories have now reached over 5000 listens from across the world.
ISSBD Conference Convener
In 2021, Edutab was the lead convener of the ISSBD 14th African Regional Conference. This was a virtual conference that reached 14 countries across the world with 26 Universities in Africa and 4 Universities from outside of Africa represented.
Edutabs role was to provide all the technical and technology support needed to make the conference a success.
Digital Literacy Content Development
Since 2021, Edutab Africa has been working with the British Council in Kenya to develop Digital literacy content for the Skills for Inclusive Digital Participation project (SIDP). Edutab will also be training Community Level Trainers(CLTs) to deliver the sessions to community members in vulnerable communities identified by the British Council.