We are excited to announce these updates and enhancements that are coming to your Knowre Math experience for the 2020-2021 school year. These developments are the direct result of administrator, teacher and student feedback and questions. We are excited that they are nearly in your hands.
Summer assignments this year are much different than years past.
With many summer programs and local recreational options being cancelled in their physical forms due to COVID-19, students will have more unstructured time on their hands. There is also the pressure of needing to help students not fall further behind, to cover missed standards, and to give all teachers and learners time to recharge.
We are excited to announce that we have been named a Finalist for the SIAA 2020 CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education.
We are excited to announce that we have won the 2020 EdTech Digest EdTech Cool Tool Award for best "Math Solution."
According to Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest:
This year has been different, to say the least. However, despite formidable challenges brought about by world events—including locked-down cities, standstill travel, and closed offices, businesses and schools—we endure.
Time is precious, and as educators know, there are only so many minutes of instructional and practice time on any given school day.
The new Knowre Math Insights page, which is found on the Teacher Dashboard, provides specific, actionable, and time bound information to help you focus and drive student learning during those precious minutes.
At the beginning of each school year, teachers and students engage in activities and conversations which are designed to set expectations. In many elementary school classrooms, processes and procedures are not only introduced, but actively practiced again and again.
Often during this time, little to no academic content is being taught. These efforts, though time consuming, create an environment in which learning can occur because everyone knows how to interact and behave within the classroom. This time spent at the beginning of the school year typically reaps dividends as the year progresses.
In the immense plethora of emotions and things to deal with during this time, we at Knowre want to help where we can.
Personalized learning (however you may define it) is a fundamental tenet of what we strive to accomplish through Knowre Math. Our goal is to mirror the one-on-one interaction between a student and a teacher as much as possible.
New York, NY (March 16, 2020) - As a global education technology company, we at Knowre, like so many across the globe, are feeling the impact of COVID-19. And while we know that this is a global issue, its impact is very local with school closures, difficult decisions around childcare, and changes to many of the daily activities in our lives.
Knowre’s mission is to enhance and support learning by using technology to personalize education for students. Therefore, during this challenging time, Knowre has announced today that we will be offering Knowre Math free to all teachers, schools, and districts in the US who need additional support addressing the needs of each of their students and with distance learning during school closures.
As countries across the world take steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, normal school routines are being disrupted. Knowre Math can be a critical resource in helping to ensure that math learning is still occurring at home when students are not able to attend school in-person.
When building your new math plan, it is important to think about expectations, accountability and celebration. Together these three elements can create a supportive and predictable math learning environment that will not only help promote continued skill development, but also a sense of normalcy in a temporary and new routine.
Data related to the Common Core State Standards is now available on the Knowre Math Teacher Dashboard. To access this data, click on the “CCSS” data view option (see image below).