As the school year gets underway across the county many school districts are continuing with remote learning. These tips are targeted towards remote implementation, but will continue to be useful if you transition into a hybrid or in-person model in the coming months.
- Create student accounts ahead of time. If your students will be using their Google Accounts or a username/password to access Knowre Math, you can create your student’s accounts ahead of time. Doing so will help save time and eliminate the need to send home sign up instructions.
- Start with the Ready? Check. Go! Assign the Ready? Check. Go! from the Assignments tab of your Teacher Dashboard in order to quickly identify skill gaps and assign personalized remediation lessons.
- Use Assignments and spread out the due dates. Instead of letting students know what they should be working on via email or your learning management system, assign Lessons and Targeted 10 assignments to students directly from your Teacher Dashboard. Be sure to stagger the due dates, rather than putting all of the week’s assignments under one due date, in order to help students with pacing.
- Assign the Targeted 10 for spiral review. At the end of every week or two assign a Targeted 10 focused on past topics that you need to keep fresh in students’ minds. You can also use the Targeted 10 to review recently taught topics, or to help students review related concepts ahead of new units of study.
- Develop a “done early” plan. Let students and parents (if you are working with younger students) know what, if anything, their students can be working on in the program once they complete their assigned work. This will help support students and parents who are seeking additional math learning opportunities as their students work from home.
- Leverage the data to support synchronous meetings. During remote learning data on the Teacher Dashboard can be used to help determine future assignments for students. If you have a chance to meet synchronously with students, the data can also be helpful in determining which topics or skills to review with students during those meetings. Data can also be used to help encourage and acknowledge students for their work as this critical extrinsic motivation component can easily be missing in a remote learning environment.
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