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Leap to Know is excited about piloting the first phase of our tablet-based program at Brooklyn Primary School. Each Grade-1 class represents at least 10 different home languages – ranging from Sepedi and Zulu to Indonesian. Would the Leap to … Continued
Congratulations to all winners in the EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards. According to Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-founder of EdTechXGlobal, “participation for this year’s awards was the highest yet with 182 applications from 30 countries showcasing the best and brightest companies in the global … Continued
Leap to Know will be pitching in London at the EdTechXGlobal on 19 June. The London EdTech Week runs from 18 to 24 June. The theme is “Eternally Learning” – a concept close to our heart. Looking forward to sharing … Continued
An article by Carolyn Savage that is worth reading: http://consiliumeducation.com/itm/2017/08/20/mother-tongue-learning/ “Children with a strong foundation in their first language often display a deeper understanding of themselves and their place within society, along with an increased sense of well-being and confidence.”
Pages 77-83 of the Child Gauge 2017 (published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town) contains an essay identifying learning to read as a national priority and a critical foundation for formal education. “The essay outlines the causes of South Africa’s poor reading outcomes … Continued
This TED talk contains many ideas worth spreading, especially in South African where studies have shown 58% of Grade-4-learners in South African cannot read: https://www.ted.com/talks/amel_karboul_the_global_learning_crisis_and_what_to_do_about_it?utm_campaign=tedspread–b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
These three South African children hear Sesotho at home, speak Sepedi with their friends and get their instruction in English at school. Could innovative language-based apps have a positive effect on children’s proficiency in multiple languages? We would like to … Continued
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls had a look at what inspired Leap to Know: https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-2-531e9b50a92f. Leap to Know is inspired by the evidence that an excellent foundation for young children leads to hugely improved educational performance in the higher grades and that carefully … Continued
Smart Girls have published a few articles on the Global Learning XPRIZE semi-finalists and how their solutions will benefit and empower girls and women globally: https://amysmartgirls.com/empowering-the-smart-girls-of-the-future-global-learning-xprize-f3b1f3a9bc95 and https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-1-3cb2efb863ca.