Why schools need a knowledge base

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When I have a problem with my iPad, I look to Google. Google is my worldwide knowledge base for fixing my toilet, unsticking my iPad, and figuring out the origin of that clunk sound my car started making. Next page: The importance of a knowledge base).

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. ” According to the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) “We must deeply redesign curriculum to be relevant to the knowledge skills, character qualities, and met-learning students need in their lives.”

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Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.


Google has added some new features to Classroom. Soon you’ll be able to keep your students focused by creating locked quizzes using Google Forms while in Classroom. Do a quick Google search. What kinds of questions are most used in a Google Form assessment?

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!


While working at a public elementary school as a Technology Coordinator back in 2013-2104, I wanted to find an efficient (and free) way to implement a help desk support system with Google Apps. I created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial.

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility


There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. In other words, up until pretty recently Googling was synonymous with a question answered. But it turned out I could only read the first 100 words of your own entry when I entered from Google. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. But are those errors based on proactive misinformation?

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169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they don’t understand a term, expect them to use readily-available digital vocabulary tools (right-click tools, a resident dictionary program, and/or a dictionary browser app or extension like the Google Dictionary Chrome extension) during literacy classes to decode unknown words.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Writing is no longer treated as a stand-alone skill, rather a tool students use to provide evidence of their knowledge. Conduct research based on focused questions that demonstrate understanding of the subject. These skills are part of their knowledge base for word processing.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. Using Google Classroom? You can create your materials and share them instantly to your Google Classroom classes.

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Learning with 'e's

million search enquiries on Google, nearly 2 million photos created on Snapchat , over 4 million hours of video watched on the video sharing channel YouTube (and 400 hours uploaded), nearly half a million tweets sent on Twitter, and more than 16 million text messages sent.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. You may never meet them in person, though you likely collaborate through Google Hangouts, Skypes, or pre-arranged TweetUps.

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Considering OpenClass to Manage Your Classes? Check out these Resources (and the P.S.)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

OpenClass is totally free and integrates with Google Apps For Education which we have at our school, so the system is definitely worth a look for our institution! Google Apps Learning Management System LMS open courseware OpenClass Pearson

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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Because this is digital, it can be emailed or uploaded to a location in the cloud such as Google Classroom or OneDrive. These are game-based learning where students strive to type fast so they can beat an opponent. It has eighteen units that blend tech knowledge into the real world.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

It is well known that individuals construct new knowledge based on what they already know, that they learn differently from one another, and that they learn best when they are asked to perform appropriately challenging tasks. Given the variation in students’ knowledge, skills and learning strategies, it is difficult for educators to provide each unique student with the best opportunity to learn.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

But I went to school BT (Before Twitter) and BGHO (Before Google Hangouts). Networking tools like twitter and Google Hangouts (GHO) now allow the formation of groups of peers and experts to assemble around themes, topics and interests. These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Ray Kurzweil is a bestselling author, futurist and Director of Engineering for Google. Apple’s SIRI, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortona and Google’s Hey Google are all thought to be AI. By Charles Sosnik.

Content as curriculum?

Learning with 'e's

and was it really worth all those hours learning how to conjugate amo, amas, amat simply to be able to one day identify a strange fish, when all you need to do in the digital mobile age is Google it? How much do children now need to learn in school that is knowledge based?

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

I put that outline into an online learning management system (Moodle at the time, I pre-date Google Classroom) and proceeded to pull in a ton of relevant content from many different sources, which I continuously updated, modified and adjusted every year.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

I put that outline into an online learning management system (Moodle at the time, I pre-date Google Classroom) and proceeded to pull in a ton of relevant content from many different sources, which I continuously updated, modified and adjusted every year.

The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized


Knowledge Production The content on MOOCs is typically produced in universities from the U.S. Such a model assumes a deficit of knowledge in other parts of the world and a belief that non-Western parts of the world have less or even nothing to contribute to online learning. This excludes vast amounts of people, and the potential for a truly pluralistic global knowledge base vanishes to colonial and imperial languages and cultures.

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Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction


All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale. He didn’t find Google Docs’ built-in commenting features faster or better.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

So as a teacher, you at least need to have a working knowledge about technology, internet, social networking etc. But with Google and wiki at their side, your students are better equipped with instant information at their fingertips.

Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

There are also many other sites which outline the nine elements of digital citizenship in detail as you can see from this Google search. Without a knowledge-base in the topic, it may be hard for them to determine incorrect information.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook


By bringing together effective teaching practices and a variety of approaches from multiple SMEs within your school or district, you are collecting a powerful knowledge base of teaching experience that your new and experienced teachers can leverage for years to come. Compile and organize this knowledge so that it is readily accessible for your staff—whether it’s on an internal file sharing system like OneNote, saved to Google Drive, or hosted on a school or district website.

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SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device. 10 x Google Device Management licenses.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

As this week has progressed I find myself thinking on the subject a lot, and this blog post is a more thought out list of technology knowledge I think preservice teachers should be aware of before entering the workforce: Blended learning. Technology-based formative assessment options.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The Internet has “replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge. And digital distribution has replaced the role of a library as a central hub for obtaining the containers of such knowledge: books.

We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

Billy Joel is not a pedagogue per se, but his knowledge base as well as the passion for his discipline are both evident and infectious. Education is viewed by many as a delivery service, which is why people say the system needs to change because we can now Google everything.


Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change


And that we would be able to build a learning environment based on technology that would eventually be all digital, that would meet the needs of all students. And we've seen test scores go from 29 percent to 68 percent in one semester when you can deliver the student the exact learning environment that they need to overcome the gap in their knowledge base. People love to try guess what Apple is up to—that’s true for the company’s education strategy as well.

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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team


What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential? Interested students are required to fill out a Google Form application to be considered for a spot on the team.

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Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development


Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. Prior to my training, they had two days of ELA Common Core and one day of deconstructing performance assessments for ELA Common Core.

H&R Block Budget Challenge: Get your class involved!

Kathy Schrock

After participating in the H & R Block Budget Challenge , the students will have the knowledge base to determine the usefulness, validity, and information included in these types of infographics. Here are some infographics and Google search links to get students started.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)” – according to Edsurge and SNHU’s Paul LeBlanc , that is. “ AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum,” Schools Week claims. Edwin has received an undisclosed amount of investment from Google for its tutoring app. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.


Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Globalization requires students to be academically prepared for a vastly different workplace to achieve success in a knowledge-based economy. How do you find work or passion-based opportunities outside of the traditional classroom? We will start with an appetizer of freely available open educational resources (OER’s) and then move onto the main course of Google applications – tasty morsels for every connected classroom.