Kemi Olurinola

Kemi Olurinola

Olurinola Kemi is an educational technologist and educational consultant based in Nigeria: "I work with schools at any level (primary school or high school) to help them transform their traditional classrooms to a 21st-century one. Every school can make this transition no matter what type of technology is available to them. I am most excited about helping low-resource schools integrate technology into their teaching, so every child can benefit from the gains of technology-enhanced learning. With ICT we can help close the digital divide. That's why my slogan is: 'Changing classrooms, one projector at a time.'"

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Teacher Appreciation week

It is said that a good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Teacher appreciation week is an annual celebration aim at recognizing the efforts and the impact of teachers on our children and community at large. It is an opportunity for Head of schools/principals to recognize exemplary teachers in the system and also for parents and students alike to say thank you to teachers who have touched their lives in one way or the other.… Visit the author's original post

Girls in ICT Day 2015

Girls in ICT

International Girls in ICT Day  aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. On International Girls in ICT Day all stakeholders are encouraged to organize events with the vision to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs.Visit the author's original post

Kemi Olurinola: The Forgotten Technologies

by Kemi Olurinola
Expert Educator Columnist, Nigeria

Early definitions of instructional technology focused on instructional media – the physical means via which instruction is presented to learners. Over the years, many attempts have been made to define this field because new ideas and definitions have affected the practices in this field.

One definition of interest to me is that produced in 1970 by the Commission on Instructional Technology established by the U.S government.

…. Instructional technology means the media born of the communication revolution which can be used for instructional purposes alongside the teacher, textbook and blackboard…………(Commission on Instructional Technology, 1970)

There are two points I would like to focus on in this definition.… Visit the author's original post

Social Media in Education

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom


  A lot of us are used into using social media just for socializing but are in the lost about how these tools can be integrated into the classroom. we know most of our students are media literate but how can their knowledge of social media be used to help their learning. Vicki Davis answers some of this in her blog post.… Visit the author's original post

“Infusing technology into teaching isn’t taught in a half-day PD session, dipping a toe into the water…Teachers need to be willing to immerse themselves and jump right in.” – Kemi Olurinola, Nigeria

Every day, teachers around the globe face innumerable challenges. But in a part of the world where even the basics can’t be taken for granted, those challenges are particularly vexing. For Kemi Olurinola, though, daily challenges are just obstacles to … Continue reading Visit the author's original post

Kemi Olurinola: How Would You Define “Limited Technology”?

By Kemi Olurinola
Expert Educator Columnist, Nigeria

Recently I read an article on Mind/Shift titled Think Big: How to Jumpstart Tech Use In Low-Income Schools. The title did get my attention and so I decide to read the article, I am always interested in adding to my bank of ideas aimed at helping low income schools. The article was about Daisy Dyer Duerr, Prek-12 Principal of St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, Arkansas. While it did make an interesting read and I would readily recommend it, my focus of interest was at the point where the technologies available at her school were listed.… Visit the author's original post

Olurinola Oluwakemi: Building Bridges

by Olurinola Oluwakemi 
Expert Educator Columnist, Nigeria

“For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints; they need to be the bridges.” 
Sharad Vivek Sagar

“The wisdom of bridges comes from the fact that they know the both sides, they know the both shores!” 
Mehmet Murat ildan

I haven’t always been an educator; I started out with a university degree in Industrial Design and then went on to do a Master’s degree in Visual Arts but I have always been one to love school and the classroom, and didn’t mind teaching (conducted a lot of tutorial classes while at school).… Visit the author's original post

MIEExperts: Connecting People

Yesterday, the 7th of December, 2014 marked the beginning of another year in my life. I indeed had a wonderful time surrounded by family and friends. There was food, fun and fellowship as we celebrated another mile stone in my life, four decades of God’s faithfulness to me.

This wasn't the first time I would be having family and friends celebrating my birthday with me, (although there have been quite a number of very quiet birthdays) but as a family tradition we like to make a big deal about birthdays, as we use it as an opportunity once again to reaffirm our love for the celebrant and remind each other of how special he or she is to us.Visit the author's original post

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

"Let us spare no effort to ensure that policies, programmes, guidelines and 21st century technologies are accessible to persons with disabilities, and sensitive to their perspectives and experiences". Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon."

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.Visit the author's original post

Microsoft and I

Microsoft and I.

Microsoft is a household name to many. Known for their products, tools or technology. First embraced by the business world and then the grand entry into the educational sector. As an educational enthusiast I have come to know Microsoft as a Friend. I am particularly tripped by the Educator Network, being a member of such a community has been a worthwhile experience.
So how did this friendship begin? Of course I had known about Microsoft for quite a number of years now, having started using the computer and been introduced to Microsoft office, to me Microsoft was just a brand name and office tools just made my work neater (a cover up for my not too good handwriting, and of course lesser spelling mistakes) but then I met the faces behind Microsoft and discovered an awesome community.Visit the author's original post