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.
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).
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:
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:
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.
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.
“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.
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:
As an education technology company, we work diligently to create innovative and supportive products to help students learn and teachers teach. From our “Walk Me Through” technology to our personalized recommendation algorithm, Knowre develops features to support student learning in order to promote self-efficacy and student agency. We believe that all students can be successful - that students don’t hate math, they hate being frustrated. If teachers had the luxury of working one-on-one with all students all the time, students would receive the support we know they need and deserve.
A fundamental tenet of Knowre, and something that drives all of us in our daily lives, is the belief that all students can be successful - that anyone can be good at math. It is a belief that stems from our origins as an after-school math academy in South Korea. It is a belief that is core to every aspect of our product. It is a belief that drives every decision we make for our students and teachers.
The misnomer that there are "math people" and "non-math people" is just that, a misnomer.