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. But when it comes to managing 75,000 K-12 students with brand new school-issued iPads or their own devices, there is often no knowledge base or even an adequate tech-support system in place to adequately assist them. Next page: The importance of a knowledge base).

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

Neo LMS

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. E-learning Higher Ed Teachers 21st century student Collaboration communication digital literacy future jobs knowledge-based economy learning to learn LMS problem solving skills

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What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

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. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Administrative Solutions Assessment Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources

Building critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

How Can Communities Improve Writing Opportunities for Students of Color?

Digital Promise

Here, leadership is committed to providing high expectations and support for historically marginalized students, including writing experiences that utilize students’ knowledge base and help them build real-world skills as they communicate through writing.

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October , 2015 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.read more. Books for Teachers

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

Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

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.

8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Scaffolded questions and tasks : Piling on low-level questions that are recall and knowledge-based don’t constitute learning. It’s what a student does with this information to construct new knowledge or apply it that matters. Authentic challenge problems : Knowing that digital resources are limited, reference materials can be provided for kids to engage in inquiry-based learning.

5 reasons to integrate digital storytelling into your teaching

eSchool News

But the bottom line is that digital storytelling is a critical bridge from an educators’ curricular knowledge-base to the digital learning sphere of the students. Our students are mostly digital learners. We, as teachers, are not. How do we best bridge this divide and bring education into the digital learning space where students reside?

No More Fake Reading: Create Joyful Readers

MiddleWeb

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.

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.

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. That quest to prove the effectiveness of my own practice started my interest in finding “research-based” teaching practices. Just because something is research-based doesn’t necessarily mean it’s relevant or valid for my classroom. Step Three – Fund Your Knowledge Base.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Here are a few emerging approaches: Project-Based Learning: PBL focuses on giving students real-world challenges that help them develop problem-solving skills. Here, social interaction and STEM education go hand in hand; kids experience robots at a personal, physical level and unwittingly expand their knowledge base. How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:01.

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. Exposure to hands-on, lab-based learning experiences will improve students’ ability to think critically. Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways.

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. 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.

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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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. As I said previously, foundational knowledge provides a bridge to higher-level thinking and application. Students are primarily expected to remember or understand this knowledge.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

One of the ways that we balance it is by deeply relying on the knowledge base of our local stakeholders. They really felt more empowered to take all of that knowledge from their own personal classrooms and when they started to go into other classrooms in other districts. When you actually break down personalized learning or blended learning or deeper learning or project-based learning, it’s a series of strategies that leverage resources.

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge. It goes without saying that a certain amount of content is required like learning letters and numbers to be able to move to different levels of knowledge construction in language arts and mathematics respectively.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

CCSD started using ServiceNow, a cloud-based IT management platform, as a ticketing tool two years ago to stay on top of help desk requests and streamline workflow. So, they soon created a self-service portal powered by ServiceNow called “ASK,” which stands for action, service and knowledge.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

CCSD started using ServiceNow, a cloud-based IT management platform, as a ticketing tool two years ago to stay on top of help desk requests and streamline workflow. So, they soon created a self-service portal powered by ServiceNow called “ASK,” which stands for action, service and knowledge.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In this culminating project-based unit, students design prototypes for real users that address issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building their skillset and their knowledge base makes them eager to solve authentic problems. I advise teacher professional learning cohorts to start small if they plan to introduce a project-based learning unit.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. They need to know how to use their knowledge and skills— by thinking critically, applying knowledge to new situations, analyzing information, comprehending new ideas, communicating, collaborating, solving problems, making decisions”. Knowledge Constructor. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge. It goes without saying that a certain amount of content is required like learning letters and numbers to be able to move to different levels of knowledge construction in language arts and mathematics respectively.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge. How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model.

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

Kleinspiration

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. I had recently heard some good things about the new updated version of Murky Reef - Think & Play , a science, reading and math app from Frolyc; and I decided to check it out for myself.

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. In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Even in the tech lab, which is my purview, I provide mini-how-to-write lessons before tech projects that include writing.

Racism, Consumerism, and a Conversation With My Son About the Future of Diversity

Edsurge

Whether due to an absence of knowledge or a lack of systems designed to inform, too often when the term “racism” is mentioned in America the images of shackled blacks being bought, sold, mangled and killed are the first to enter the minds.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

CCSD started using ServiceNow, a cloud-based IT management platform, as a ticketing tool two years ago to stay on top of help desk requests and streamline workflow. So, they soon created a self-service portal powered by ServiceNow called “ASK,” which stands for action, service and knowledge. It features a knowledge base of articles that users can easily find using a search bar.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

CCSD started using ServiceNow, a cloud-based IT management platform, as a ticketing tool two years ago to stay on top of help desk requests and streamline workflow. So, they soon created a self-service portal powered by ServiceNow called “ASK,” which stands for action, service and knowledge. It features a knowledge base of articles that users can easily find using a search bar.