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Bara Levitt

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Knowre Math Over the Summer

Posted by Bara Levitt on 6/12/20 2:48 PM

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. 

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Topics: Summer Math, Classroom, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Teacher Dashboard Insights: Specific, Actionable and Time Bound Data

Posted by Bara Levitt on 4/14/20 6:58 PM

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.

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

The Importance of Setting Distance Learning Contracts and Expectations

Posted by Bara Levitt on 3/31/20 2:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Classroom, Student Success, Teachers, Schools

Planning for Distance Learning with Knowre Math

Posted by Bara Levitt on 3/12/20 2:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Students, Classroom, Education Policy, Education Technology

You can now see real-time student performance by CCSS!

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

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

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

3 Tips for Decreasing Math Student Frustration

Posted by Bara Levitt on 10/30/19 1:37 PM

“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 7:05 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

The Launch of Knowre Math for iPad is Here!

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/5/19 1:20 PM

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