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


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?

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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


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.

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

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. The earlier students develop these skills, the more well-equipped they are to grow as learners, expanding their knowledge base and making connections both across core content areas and in the world around them.

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

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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.

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?

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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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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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.

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?


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.

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.

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 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. 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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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.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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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.

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. 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.

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


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. For one, we must accept the fact that the majority of us are ignorant of the facts associated with this conversation, and effectively determine a means of which to raise the bar of our knowledge base.

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.

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? Stanford Graduate School of Education, home to research centers such as YouCubed and DREME, is a hub for much of this knowledge base. How can we educate and empower educators to implement practices that are research-based?

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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3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now

Mindspark Learning

According to their CEO , Michal Borkowski, "Brainly has helped millions of students around the world get unstuck on tough homework questions through its collaborative community of diverse individuals, removing traditional boundaries on access to knowledge. Already over 80% of users credit Brainly for expanding their knowledge base, heightening their curiosity, and inspiring them to embrace challenges."

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!) Digital devices ushered in an era where all this (and more) is possible. I can remember many an afternoon spent in high school science and math classrooms talking about CK-12 Flexbooks.

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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. Such shifts are contributing to shortening employment tenure, the spread of contingent and project-based work, and the rise of taskification, or the breaking down of formal jobs into discrete tasks, often at relatively low wages and with informal job structures.

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. TeamDynamix offers IT Service Management (ITSM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) on a single platform. The solution helps K-12 districts and Higher Ed institutions manage IT service delivery, including help desk services, change management, and project management.