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Introducing Real-Time Data by Common Core State Standards

Posted by Bara Levitt on 2/28/20 1:15 AM

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).

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Topics: Knowre News, Classroom, Data, Student Success, Teachers

3 Ways to Promote and Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/27/20 3:15 AM

Today, February 27th, marks the ninth annual celebration of Digital Learning Day.

According to the Digital Learning Day organization, "Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live."

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Topics: Holidays, Teachers, Schools, Districts

Everything You Need to Know About Student Agency

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/14/20 1:00 AM

With education instruction and technology changing so frequently, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to keep up with the trends and terminology necessary to feel "in the loop" (especially with many education conferences right around the corner). 

One such education term that has emerged is student agency. This article explores the following frequently asked questions about this timely topic:

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Topics: Students, Classroom, Education Policy, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/11/20 5:00 AM

Today, Feb 11th, we observe and celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science declared by UN Women and UNESCO.

According to UNESCO, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science represents "an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls." Furthermore, "gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace." 

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Topics: Students, Education Policy, Teachers, Schools

Observing and Celebrating International Day of Education

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/24/20 11:00 AM

Today, January 24th, 2020, marks the second annual observance of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)-declared International Day of Education. On this day we reflect on how we can all contribute towards empowering the world through education.

According to UNESCO, "the 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good. It will celebrate the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace."

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Topics: Students, Education Policy, Teachers, Schools

Everything You Need to Know About Blended Learning

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 6:31 PM

Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Differentiated instruction. Online learning. Hybrid learning. The "flipped" classroom. Blended learning.

With both education instruction and technology changing so frequently, sometimes it can feel difficult to keep up with the trends and terminology.

Let's take a deep dive into blended learning, including:

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Topics: Classroom, Education Policy, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Everything You Need to Know About the Common Core (CCSS)

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 6:31 PM

The Common Core is arguably the largest education initiative in the United States of the last decade. Since its official launch in 2009, very few if any education topics have received as much positive and negative discussion and feedback as the Common Core. 

With such a massive impact on education as a whole, let's unpack the Common Core to better understand its history and present effects as well as envision what both state and national education standards will resemble moving forward.

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Topics: Education Policy, Formative Assessment, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

From Scantron to Personalized Learning: A Teacher's Decade in Review

Posted by Bara Levitt on 1/3/20 6:16 PM

When I started teaching in 2010, the technology in my classroom and school building was extremely limited. 

I remember visiting another school during a professional development session and being amazed by their handheld clickers and by a system in the corner where students could feed in a scantron and immediately receive a set of questions printed out just for them.

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Topics: Holidays, Classroom, Education Technology, Teachers, Schools

Can Assessments be Celebrations? Reframing to Create Lifelong Learners

Posted by Reba Nelson on 11/27/19 12:24 PM

My instructional decisions as an educator are driven by my goal of helping students grow into lifelong learners.  

I grew up on a farm of over 1,000 cows in central Minnesota with six siblings and two loving parents. My dad and mom encouraged us to try new things, to fail, and to learn from our mistakes. The concept of having a growth mindset has always been their philosophy. I am thankful my parents raised me in a home where trying, failing, learning, and trying again was the norm. 

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Topics: Classroom, Formative Assessment, Teachers

The Targeted 10: Personalized Review for Each Student in Minutes

Posted by Bara Levitt on 11/14/19 11:47 AM

What would student learning look like in your classroom if you could regularly provide each of your students with an individualized review assignment created just for them?

Now, imagine the process of creating these review assignments for each student. It’s a difficult  and time-consuming feat to say the least.

Recognizing the power of appropriately “targeted” assignments, we are excited to announce the Knowre Math Targeted 10. The Knowre Math Targeted 10 feature makes it possible for you to generate individualized review assignments for all of your students in just a couple of minutes. The Targeted 10 assignment is algorithmically-generated to focus on each student’s areas for growth within only the topic areas that you choose. 

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Topics: Knowre News, Personalization and Differentiation, Math Instruction, Teachers