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The Targeted 10: Personalized Review for Each Student in Minutes

Posted by Bara Levitt on 11/14/19, 8:47 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

3 Tips for Decreasing Math Student Frustration

Posted by Bara Levitt on 10/30/19, 10:37 AM

“I don’t know…” vs. “I don’t know!”

When was the last time you had to admit that you did not know something? How did it feel to make that admission?

Last week a teacher asked me a question about a new Knowre Math feature and I simply did not know the answer. In that moment I felt frustrated and disappointed. I hate not knowing something that I “should” know. While I am not shy to admit “I don’t know”, the phrase itself will often come out in a deflated and disappointed manner.

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Topics: Students, Classroom, Math Instruction, Teachers

Plan Ahead with Knowre Math’s Lesson Assignment Feature

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/30/19, 4:05 AM

The Knowre Math Lesson Assignment feature is now available on your Teacher Dashboard! Learn more about the how, when, and why of this new feature below.

Q: Why should I make an assignment when I can just tell students what they should be working on? 

There are four main reasons to consider using the Lesson Assignment feature:

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Topics: Personalization and Differentiation, Classroom, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

A Battle for Student Attention: What Teachers Can Learn From Fortnite

Posted by Sam Cressman on 9/16/19, 8:03 AM

Just in case you haven't heard, Fortnite is an incredibly popular video game that seemingly every kid, teenager, and young adult is mildly (or seriously) addicted to.

Although it is easy to write-off Fortnite as just another video game, it is important to understand the reasons behind Fortnite's meteoric rise and sustained popularity. Furthermore, we can examine Fortnite and see what teachers can learn from Fortnite's expansive playbook that has made it the most prominent video game at this point in time. Let's review:

  • What is Fortnite? 
  • Why is Fortnite so addicting and popular?
  • What can teachers learn from Fortnite?
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Topics: Gamification, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

The Launch of Knowre Math for iPad is Here!

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/5/19, 10:20 AM

The Knowre Math iPad app is now available for download on the App Store.

Knowre Math for iPad transports students into a math learning environment that has been intentionally designed to support and engage them.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Curriculum on the Knowre Math app spans Grade 1 through Algebra 2. The lessons in each curriculum are comprised of instructional videos and intentionally sequenced practice and application questions which include interactive in-question supports.

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Topics: Knowre News, Education Technology

5 Questions to Consider when Integrating Technology into Lesson Plans

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/26/19, 10:24 AM

School districts, now more than ever, are relying on technology in the classroom. Where in the past there may have only been a few options to choose from, today the number of options is vast. Last school year, U.S. school districts accessed an average of 703 different EdTech tools every month. This represents a 28% increase over the 2017-2018 school year. With so many tech tools available, how can teachers go about deciding the what, when, and how of tech tool integration? As with many things in the classroom, the answer actually begins with a question, or in this case, 5. 

Here are 5 questions to consider when integrating technology into lesson plans in order to most effectively address student and classwide goals:

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Topics: Education Technology, Math Instruction, Teachers

When “Equal” Isn’t Equal: 3 Tips Towards Digital Mathematical Equity

Posted by John Standal on 8/20/19, 10:13 AM

When you consider how to make digital math instruction equal and fair for all students, you are likely referring to the concept of digital mathematical equity. Initially, digital mathematical equity may appear to be simple and straightforward. However, as you scratch the surface, you can quickly begin to see how complicated reaching digital mathematical equity has become.

Defining Mathematical Equity

First, it is important to define the two components of digital mathematical equity: mathematical equity and digital equity. According to The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, creating, supporting, and sustaining a culture of mathematical equity can be defined as:

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Topics: Education Policy, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Digital Equity

What's New with Knowre?

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/12/19, 8:00 AM

Knowre is excited to introduce the new Knowre Math!

Knowre Math is an online core supplement for Grades 1-12 that identifies and addresses individual learning gaps, helping teachers personalize learning for all their students.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect when you log in. We are thrilled that we are finally able to share it with you.

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Topics: Knowre News, Education Technology

The Launch of Knowre Math is Here!

Posted by David Joo on 8/12/19, 4:30 AM

KNOWRE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF KNOWRE MATH, A DIGITAL MATH PRODUCT FOR SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS THAT NOW INCLUDES GRADES 1-12

New York, NY (August 12, 2019) – Knowre, an award-winning education technology company that builds personalized learning products and technology for students around the globe, today officially announced the launch of Knowre Math, a Grade 1–12 online core supplement for schools and districts. Knowre partners with schools and districts to bring Knowre Math to classrooms, with the goal of ensuring all students are successful.

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Topics: Knowre News, Education Technology

Take a Hike on Knowre’s Walk Me Through Trail

Posted by Bara Levitt on 7/31/19, 12:51 PM

“You’ll have a great time,” the visitor center greeter said as we headed towards the trail in upstate New York. The hike was described as fun, but challenging, and we figured, despite rarely ever hiking, that we’d all be fine. Countless hours later we descended the trail thankful to be alive. Simply put, the trail was much more difficult than we could have ever imagined. While there were optional ladders and ledges placed at certain parts, in others we couldn’t figure out why these supremely helpful elements were frustratingly missing.

It is important when tackling a challenge or learning something new that there are certain supports in place to maximize desired outcomes, decrease frustration, and maintain motivation (at one point on the trail I told my friends it was best they just leave me there). Without the availability of these critical elements it’s all too easy to give up.

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Topics: Knowre News, Personalization and Differentiation, Students, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers