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).

Literacy for Students with Special Needs

MiddleWeb

Blackburn Bradley Witzel comprehension activities content areas fluency knowledge base literacy middle grades students with special needsStudents with special needs face a particular challenge in middle school.

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Spring Celebrations to Enliven Your Classroom

MiddleWeb

Articles Joy of Learning Anne Anderson April knowledge base March May middle grades skills spring calendar vocabularyBoost learning and fun this spring with quirky calendar celebrations collected by ed consultant Anne Anderson.

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

Tech Tip #169: What is Digital Literacy?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the sixteen transformative tools, activities, and/or knowledge bases digitally-literate students should be comfortable using: annotation tool. sharing digitally to build knowledge.

The Siri and Alexa Test

A Principal's Reflections

Whereas in the past, knowledge could be readily accessed from encyclopedias and books, this took time. Artificial intelligence is now a disruptive force that allows anyone to instantaneously access basic knowledge and facts. I absolutely love being at home.

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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

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

How to teach 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.

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

Why STEM literacy is critical for our students

eSchool News

Having a knowledge base on the science behind the virus–and viruses in general–is critical as it helps students (and adults) understand what exactly the virus is, how it transmits, and how it can be stopped.

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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.

Tract+Genius Hour–a new twist on a popular project

Ask a Tech Teacher

Genius Hour is inquiry-based, student-directed learning that promotes curiosity, research, creativity, and speaking and listening skills. Suddenly, reluctant students become life-long learners fueled by a love of knowledge they didn’t know existed.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

SCORM – Why does it matter and why do you need it?

Kitaboo on EdTech

However, online training content cannot exist in silos; rather it has to work in synchrony with the learning management system, desktop storage, and knowledge bases. You can now deliver personalized training based on their unique learning lifecycle. . Imagine this situation.

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OPINION: With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed

The Hechinger Report

The result: fewer Americans will have the skills needed to strengthen our democracy, advance our knowledge-based economy and solve the challenges of our time — from climate change to life-threatening diseases to racial inequities.

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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OPINION: Too many young men are missing from college campuses like mine

The Hechinger Report

In our increasingly knowledge-based economy, we are less globally competitive whenever we squander talent. We are losing generations of young men from college, men whose prospects in this increasingly knowledge-based and technological world will dim, men whose talent may be wasted.

Top 10 Digital Tools for the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

KITABOO is an end-to-end cloud-based digital publishing platform that allows learning content to be published & distributed with ease. SelfCAD is an ultra-modern browser-based 3D modeling software that enables users to create everything from simple sketches to full-fledged designs.

Can Evidence-Based Chatbots Prevent Educator Burnout?

Edsurge

To build their knowledge base, chatbots must first be linked up with requisite data sources, such as a school’s information system.

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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.

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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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.

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.

SCORM: What is it? A Complete Study

Kitaboo on EdTech

You also want to ensure that the content is consumed efficiently and adds significant value to the consumer’s knowledge base. All eLearning material is shareable content that is shared virtually to share knowledge and information.

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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.

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Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Are sequential and upon completion provide a complete set of knowledge applicable to a career or higher education study pathway. This will ensure highest and best practices for an ever-evolving knowledge base. Health and human function, including diet and exercise knowledge.

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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.

A ‘New Normal’ Requires New Tools for Attendance and Family Engagement

Edsurge

AllHere’s technology combines these evidence-based strategies with a chatbot that enables an extra layer of personalization and communication that we need more than ever during a time of crisis.

Effective Instruction and Support For Emergent Bilingual Students

edWeb.net

This asset-based definition emphasizes the importance of what the students are learning about their families’ languages and cultures, in addition to what they are learning about the English language and American society. Blog post by Robert Low , based on this edWebinar.