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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

The Importance of Setting Distance Learning Contracts and Expectations

Posted by Bara Levitt on 3/31/20 2:22 PM

At the beginning of each school year, teachers and students engage in activities and conversations which are designed to set expectations. In many elementary school classrooms, processes and procedures are not only introduced, but actively practiced again and again.

Often during this time, little to no academic content is being taught. These efforts, though time consuming, create an environment in which learning can occur because everyone knows how to interact and behave within the classroom. This time spent at the beginning of the school year typically reaps dividends as the year progresses.

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Topics: Classroom, Student Success, Teachers, Schools

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

Our Response to COVID-19

Posted by David Joo on 3/16/20 3:30 PM

New York, NY (March 16, 2020) - As a global education technology company, we at Knowre, like so many across the globe, are feeling the impact of COVID-19.  And while we know that this is a global issue, its impact is very local with school closures, difficult decisions around childcare, and changes to many of the daily activities in our lives.

Knowre’s mission is to enhance and support learning by using technology to personalize education for students.  Therefore, during this challenging time, Knowre has announced today that we will be offering Knowre Math free to all teachers, schools, and districts in the US who need additional support addressing the needs of each of their students and with distance learning during school closures.  

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Topics: Knowre News, Teachers, Schools, Districts

You can now see real-time student performance by CCSS!

Posted by Bara Levitt on 2/28/20 1:15 AM

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).

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Topics: Knowre News, Classroom, Data, Student Success, Teachers

3 Ways to Promote and Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/27/20 3:15 AM

Today, February 27th, marks the ninth annual celebration of Digital Learning Day.

According to the Digital Learning Day organization, "Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live."

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Topics: Holidays, Teachers, Schools, Districts

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

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Posted by Sam Cressman on 2/11/20 5:00 AM

Today, Feb 11th, we observe and celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science declared by UN Women and UNESCO.

According to UNESCO, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science represents "an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls." Furthermore, "gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace." 

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Topics: Students, Education Policy, Teachers, Schools

Observing and Celebrating International Day of Education

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/24/20 11:00 AM

Today, January 24th, 2020, marks the second annual observance of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)-declared International Day of Education. On this day we reflect on how we can all contribute towards empowering the world through education.

According to UNESCO, "the 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good. It will celebrate the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace."

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Topics: Students, Education Policy, Teachers, Schools

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