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Achieving Student Goals with netTrekker

In times where the focus on college- and career-readiness is stronger than ever, there is added value placed on solutions that enhance students’ ability to take ownership of their learning. Digital natives are naturally inclined to use technology for everything in their lives, including learning. In this context, digital content can make a huge difference by allowing students to learn in ways that best fit their learning preferences and styles, increasing motivation and engagement. But, at times, the abundance of digital content all over the web can distract and mislead students instead of engaging and guiding them. netTrekker provides students …

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Super Storms, Icky Illnesses and Wild Winters: Keep on Learning Through it All

Winter Storms

Planning Ahead to Ensure Continuity of Learning Tis’ the season to be prepared. Once again, school districts across the country are determining best practices and guidelines to ensure continuity of learning in their schools in order to prepare for extended student absences due to many different circumstances. These “bad guys” trying to keep learners from their classrooms include viruses, inclement weather and other emergency situations. The United States Department of Education has published multiple recommendations for the Continuity Planning Teams at schools and districts to consider. The DOE suggests a variety of options to provide students at home with class …

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Knovation Joins Ed Tech Companies for Student Data Privacy Pledge

Student Data Privacy

In an effort to build on legal protections and affirm our stance on responsibly handling student data, Knovation signed a K-12 school service providers Pledge to safeguard student privacy. About the Pledge Knovation joins the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Microsoft, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and others in the Student Privacy Pledge, which holds service providers accountable to: •    Not sell student information •    Not behaviorally target advertising •    Use data for authorized education purposes only •    Not change privacy policies without notice and choice •    Enforce strict limits on data retention •    Support …

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Site of the Day

Artopia: One Minute Theater Lesson

Oct. 20

  Surely you have at least a minute to give to the theater and its history.  In this short video the narrator talks really fast, so that’s how the information is crammed into one minute.  She talks about theater in Japan, China, Bali, and the United States.  You also learn about the aspects of theater such as costumes and scenery.  There’s even a little history of the theater thrown in.  If you don’t catch everything the narrator says the first time through, play it again.  Or read the transcript.  If your computer doesn’t support the Flash plug-in, the transcript will …

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Professional Learning

Benjamin SD 25 Partners with Knovation for Digital Conversion

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Benjamin School District 25 is a small suburban district located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. Benjamin’s vision is “Achieving high levels of excellence in academics and supporting students in developing 21st century skills such as collaboration and problem solving.” Knovation is working with Benjamin to help them fulfill their goals, as students and teachers return to school for another productive and fun year of teaching and learning! Launch of New 1:1 Program As Benjamin School District 25 officially launches their conversion to a 1:1 blended learning environment at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the teachers participated …

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icurio Newsletters

October 2014: Getting Girls Excited About STEM

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Develop a Lesson that Gets Girls Excited About STEM Careers If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. First Lady Michelle Obama,  September 26, 2011 Across the nation school districts are placing an emphasis on encouraging young women to study STEM-related subjects.  Knovation takes this responsibility seriously by supporting young women in seeking role models in STEM-related fields of study. We’ve pulled together these icurio …

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netTrekker Newsletters

October 2014: Resources for Encouraging Girls in STEM

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Encouraging Girls in STEM If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. First Lady Michelle Obama, September 26, 2011 Across the nation school districts are placing an emphasis on encouraging young women to study STEM-related subjects. As First-Lady Michelle Obama states, providing a hurdle-free learning environment for women and girls should be a shared mission. Knovation takes this responsibility seriously by supporting young women in seeking …

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