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The Number 1 Way to Increase New Program Adoption

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/9/21 2:56 PM

In order to foster new program adoption and engagement you need to do one thing — talk about the program regularly. It may seem overly simple, but the things that we talk about regularly are the things that remain top of mind. 

Though an exact number can not be calculated, it is believed that approximately 67% of software licences go unused each year. There are many reasons for this including lack of awareness, limited time, insufficient training, misalignment between needs and resources, and general program overload. 

When rolling out a new program teachers will often participate in a training session. Far too often that training session is the first and last time they hear about the program in a structured way. Sometimes there isn’t even a training session. Instead, teachers are selecting from a list of approved and adopted resources that they can explore and opt into if they choose, sometimes completing training modules for those tools and other times just figuring it out on their own. 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Math Instruction, Teachers

New on Knowre Math for the 2021-2022 School Year

Posted by Bara Levitt on 7/28/21 12:43 PM

 

With the start of the 2021-2022 school year approaching, we are thrilled to announce a number of exciting curricular enhancements to the grade 1, 6 and Algebra 2 curricula on Knowre Math. As a comprehensive supplemental resource for math, we are constantly striving to expand topic coverage and improve the overall student math learning experience.

As always, these developments are the direct result of administrator, teacher and student feedback and questions. Our curriculum team of former teachers has been hard at work to ensure this update meets your needs and goals.

You can expect to see these curricular updates on Knowre Math in early August! 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Math Instruction

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2

Posted by Bara Levitt on 10/13/20 1:36 PM

As students reach higher levels of math, incoming skill gaps can be particularly challenging since they have compounded over so many years. It can often be difficult to figure out where to begin when the dual tasks of closing skill gaps and teaching new material are on the to-do list. 

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Grades 6 through Grade 8

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/30/20 3:09 PM

This article includes common skill gaps that we recommend reviewing with students during the beginning of the school year. The recommended skills shared come out of data collected from Knowre Math’s Ready? Check. Go! diagnostic. This diagnostic is designed to identify skills gaps by giving students a chance to engage with key topics from their prior math course (ie. 6th graders take a Ready! Check. Go! focused on 5th grade math skills). 

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Grades 2 through Grade 5

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/30/20 3:03 PM

At the beginning of any new school year there is the expectation that many students will have experienced some learning loss since they were not actively engaging with math learning and practice during the summer break.

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

6 Tips for using Knowre Math for Remote Learning

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/1/20 8:30 AM

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. 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

Best Practices for using Knowre Math within Hybrid Learning Models

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/31/20 1:00 PM

When using Knowre Math in a hybrid learning environment students should use the program when they are working separately from their teacher. During times when students and teachers are together, we recommend using the data provided on the Teacher Dashboard to drive work with individual students or the whole class. 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

New on Knowre Math for the 2020-2021 School Year

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/4/20 9:23 AM

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. 

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Topics: Back to School, Knowre News, Education Technology, Student Success, Schools