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.
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.
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.
In the immense plethora of emotions and things to deal with during this time, we at Knowre want to help where we can.
Personalized learning (however you may define it) is a fundamental tenet of what we strive to accomplish through Knowre Math. Our goal is to mirror the one-on-one interaction between a student and a teacher as much as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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: