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Student Engagement: Who Knew Research Could Be So Addictive?

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We are pleased to feature this guest post from Knovation customer Rachel Porter. Rachel is a Junior/Senior High English Teacher at Cincinnati Christian Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been assigning research papers for years… Not only do these things get boring to write, but also reading over 130 of them is the pits! But as I’ve shifted my approach and started assigning authentic research projects, allowing students to focus on things they are really interested in, I’ve seen increased student interest and engagement in the research process. In my classroom, gone are the days when students wrote about a …

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Why I icurio?

Transitioning to blended learning can be overwhelming for a teacher–how do I manage students working at their own pace? How do I know my students are learning? How do I find the time to get appropriate resources and where do I save them? What would a blended learning lesson look like? I’ve been teaching in a 1:1 district for more than 7 years and started dabbling in the concept of blended learning before it even had a name. I have been lucky to have administrators who were willing to let me try new things and be innovative, understanding that the …

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Great News! netTrekker and My Big Campus Now Integrate

Access to a wealth of digital learning resources directly from learning management system We are excited to announce our partnership with Lightspeed Systems My Big Campus to provide co-customers with streamlined access to netTrekker’s 360,000+ educator-vetted, standards-aligned Open Educational Resources (OER) directly from My Big Campus federated search results. Through LTI single sign-on, schools and districts with both netTrekker and My Big Campus subscriptions can search directly within My Big Campus content libraries to find, save and share netTrekker’s curated, contextualized and tagged resources, saving time to build and deliver lessons that support personalized learning. The integration creates a practical …

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Scholastic: Making Connections with Transitional Words

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How does a writer move smoothly from one idea to the next? Transitions! Read through six different sentences to gain a better understanding of how transitions work. Students choose the best transition to connect the ideas and then move it into the correct place in the sentence. After practicing here, students will be ready to try it on their own. Learning to make logical transitions will improve their argumentative writing, as well as any other writing genres they might use. View source: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/writing/persuasiveflash/transitionalwords.htm  

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Professional Learning

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Implements icurio to Aid Digital Conversion

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Kentucky Valley Educational Consortium We are pleased to announce that Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC), a non-profit educational support agency comprised of 19 LEAs that provide services to member district schools in Eastern Kentucky, has selected Knovation to support and guide its conversion to digital content. Beginning this month, KVEC will use the learning engagement solution, icurio, to foster modern, digital learning initiatives across multiple school districts. KVEC’s partnership with Knovation and use of icurio was made possible through the RTTD Grant, which aims to improve personalized learning with best practices that school districts across the county can learn from …

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icurio Newsletters

icurio 2.0 Feb Newsletter: Using Collections to Support Your Digital Curriculum

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icurio’s Collect features will provide structure and flexibility as you design digital instruction. Click on each image below to see full screen! Just as chefs need to have their kitchen and ingredients organized to be effective at creating culinary masterpieces, educators benefit from having a digital curriculum organization approach as they are creating lessons and activities for their learners. What does your digital curriculum landscape look like? Is it organized around your instructional calendar? Around new learning standards you are addressing? Or around topics you are getting ready to address next in your classroom? Whatever digital resources you are working …

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netTrekker Newsletters

February 2015: Celebrate Presidents’ Day with Your Students

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Presidents’ Day Resources The President of the United States has one of the most challenging jobs in the world. Has it always been that way? Did Washington and Lincoln experience difficult challenges during their time in office also? There are many opportunities to use netTrekker’s resources to help your students understand the reasons why we honor Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on President’s Day each February. Students can also use netTrekker’s resources to learn important information about the Office of the President and the many duties of the men who have served in this role. Elementary – Explore the Life …

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