Why schools need a knowledge base

eSchool News

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). When I have a problem with my iPad, I look to Google.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload


Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 8, 2017 The concept of Creative Commons was introduced to help enhance creative and free exchange of scholarship in a collaborative knowledge-based economy. Instead of chaining their work.read more. creative commons my freebies

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and provided.read more. Repost

No More Fake Reading: Create Joyful Readers


Berit Gordon offers a step-by-step plan for playing catch up with students who are not regular readers and therefore do not have the reading skills or the knowledge base to feel anything but overwhelmed and bored by classic literature, says classics teacher Kelley Pujol.

OETC Partners with TeamDynamix


The solution is built for education and offers an online portal with an integrated knowledge base. [ OETC has partnered with TeamDynamix to provide access to their products for OETC members.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech


More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year.

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Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms. But how do we use that knowledge to design better digital and blended learning experiences?

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. Start the Facebook live broadcast. Check. Get the app loaded to take audience questions. Check. Start live-tweeting the discussion. Check. Welcome your panelists and attendees to your SXSWedu panel. Check. The best laid plans can fail when you overlook the simplest of details.

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Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual learning will play a major role in the career and technical education space by increasing access to qualified instructors and by improving the knowledge base of all educators. Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

In this comment, I make four assertions: There is an emerging knowledge base on cybersecurity incidents involving schools and student data that should be used to guide decisionmaking. Both FERPA and the COPPA Rule presume that schools have the resources and knowledge to assess their own data security practices, to say nothing of that of their vendors. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S.

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Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. Step Three – Fund Your Knowledge Base.

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Learning with 'e's

The entire point about this post is that when we can do this, the world of knowledge opens up before us. The caveat is that we need to know where to click to access these interactions and knowledge bases. This is where knowledge about social media and how it works is important.

Murky Reef: Great App for 1-2 Science, Math, & Reading


Murky Reef is designed for students 6-8 years old and is intended to increase their knowledge base in science, reading, and math, through use of interactive game play and enjoyable characters.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

If we can upgrade our knowledge based on current research, we can not only create better professional development opportunities for teachers, but we can become better online participants.

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. A while back there was a push to move away from traditional textbooks and move to something more flexible and nimble. Still true today!)

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System leaders discuss ideal qualifications of IT staff

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® To be effective in their role, some rural and urban school system leaders recently said technology directors responsible for managing digital learning environments should possess a certain skillset in technology implementation and oversight, as well as a knowledge base on best instructional practices.

Critical Thinking and Technology

eSchool News

As we continue to implement new instructional tools into our curricula, educators must continue to develop a collective knowledge base of best practices grounded in critical thinking and provide sound pedagogical support to new teachers. The shift toward technology in education has been accelerated, and the vast array of digital tools now available to educators has had a significant impact on instruction, in many ways revolutionizing the field.

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections. Being a facilitator in this regard actually teaches students how to study and learn based on feedback teachers are getting from well chosen technology platforms.

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!


I created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial. 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.

Now is the time to redefine readiness

eSchool News

Their presence in the workplace will alter or eliminate many tasks that people carry out today, including tasks associated with knowledge-based work, creative work, and care-based professions. Today’s working adults have seen a lot of change in the employment landscape.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead. Research-based evidence. Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative.

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Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

Here is what I struggle with based on what I actually see in practice. Now I am not saying that foundational knowledge is not important. At first glance, all I saw were student responses to knowledge-based questions on the interactive whiteboard to check for understanding.

Friday 5 — 3.3.2017

Perry Hewitt

A wiki can be a terrific tool for collaboratively creating and updating an organization’s knowledge base, but not without challenges. aims to surface knowledge in wikis by making it accessible through Slack’s conversational interface. Having lived through 1990s website with visit counters tickertapes and dancing babies, and then the 2000s with endless moving carousels, I’m skeptical of movement for movement’s sake.

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“The Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.” – Bisera Ristikj, Macedonia

Daily Edventures

The biggest challenge for me is to raise the quality of teaching and to develop teaching as a knowledge-based profession,” says Ristikj. “It’s Bisera Ristikj. Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Goce Delcev Primary School. Kavadarci, Macedonia. TeflBisera.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

” 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.” In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base.

ETA hand2mind Unveils Daily Math Fluency at 2018 NCSM/NCTM Conferences



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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘ Quizzes/tests taken in tech class—occasionally, quiz students on their knowledge through rubrics or summative assessments.

THE HOW: Tricks for Digital Testing

Tech Helpful

TEACHER CHALLENGE QUESTION: If you are unsure if a student has cheated or not, ask yourself how you can change your classroom structure to have more formative feedback so you would feel more certain about a student's knowledge base before they take an assessment?

5 ways tech + education can change the world

eSchool News

Twenty years ago, Cisco recognized a shift toward a knowledge-based economy. Today, we provide students a more personalized and flexible education experience, as well as the opportunity to build deeper knowledge through collaboration and experiential learning.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

Not a pre-set script to be repeated, but a knowledge base on which to build and transform for they year ahead? I’m stepping into a new role this year and I’ve already found myself getting pulled into the Binder Planning Model.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

Not a pre-set script to be repeated, but a knowledge base on which to build and transform for they year ahead? I’m stepping into a new role this year and I’ve already found myself getting pulled into the Binder Planning Model.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world.

Applying Past Knowledge: Making the Invisible, Visible


In other words, learning requires applying past knowledge. Past knowledge like that becomes ingrained because we use it repetitively. Our challenge is to make classroom learning worthy of becoming past knowledge, so our students can apply it to new situations.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

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. Silent classrooms. Individual worksheets. This is not how we learn in the real world. It was my experience in school, as it still is for many. But I went to school BT (Before Twitter) and BGHO (Before Google Hangouts).

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

Dr. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, researchers at Michigan State University, developed TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. With this content knowledge base and strategy focus, your students are ready to move into precisely leveled texts for guided and independent practice.