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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

Supporting Asynchronous / Distance / Independent Learning

Posted by David Joo on 3/31/20 12:49 PM

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. 

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Topics: Personalization and Differentiation, Students, Classroom, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

Everything You Need to Know About Student Agency

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/14/20 1:00 AM

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:

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Topics: Students, Classroom, Education Policy, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Everything You Need to Know About Blended Learning

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 6:31 PM

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:

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Topics: Classroom, Education Policy, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Everything You Need to Know About the Common Core (CCSS)

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 6:31 PM

The Common Core is arguably the largest education initiative in the United States of the last decade. Since its official launch in 2009, very few if any education topics have received as much positive and negative discussion and feedback as the Common Core. 

With such a massive impact on education as a whole, let's unpack the Common Core to better understand its history and present effects as well as envision what both state and national education standards will resemble moving forward.

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Topics: Education Policy, Formative Assessment, Math Instruction, 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

A Battle for Student Attention: What Teachers Can Learn From Fortnite

Posted by Sam Cressman on 9/16/19 11:03 AM

Just in case you haven't heard, Fortnite is an incredibly popular video game that seemingly every kid, teenager, and young adult is mildly (or seriously) addicted to.

Although it is easy to write-off Fortnite as just another video game, it is important to understand the reasons behind Fortnite's meteoric rise and sustained popularity. Furthermore, we can examine Fortnite and see what teachers can learn from Fortnite's expansive playbook that has made it the most prominent video game at this point in time. Let's review:

  • What is Fortnite? 
  • Why is Fortnite so addicting and popular?
  • What can teachers learn from Fortnite?
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Topics: Gamification, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers