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Why You Should Co-locate With Your Development Team

I used to love my cube at Knovation. It was comfortable and secluded, held all of my belongings, and gave off that “don’t bother me I’m busy” vibe. For the work I was doing at the time, it made sense. I moved between managing metadata and writing lengthy software requirements, so the big three-and-a-half walled hug from my giant cube friend was comforting. About a year ago, Knovation began working with Gaslight on icurio 2.0, a new version of our web-based learning engagement software, and I was invited to work full-time at the Gaslight office in my new role as …

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Understanding UDL from the Dark Side: Perceptions of the Marketplace

The Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) held its 2015 Summit recently at the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The Summit had an exceptionally engaging lineup of “UDL-Talks” and breakout sessions that shared insights and collaboration ideas regarding the current and future state of UDL in K20. At times, academic researchers get nervous about EdTech Vendors misrepresenting UDL in the marketplace. As the only EdTech Vendor on the UDL-IRN leadership team, I often joke that I’m the lone representative from the “Dark Side.” Instead of shying away from this potential confrontation, I took …

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And the Winner Is… netTrekker!

netTrekker Named Best Content Provider Solution by EdTech Digest netTrekker was honored as the best Content Provider Solution by EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award. Chosen from a group of ten finalists, netTrekker provides easy access to the industry-leading library of open educational resources (OER). Each one of netTrekker’s 360,000 digital resources are vetted by educators, aligned to standards, tagged according to grade level, content type, readability, subject and educational theme, among other characteristics. The all-in-one content solution for personalized learning aids in the transition to digital resources by integrating with districts’ current assessment and management systems, and enables teachers and …

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Site of the Day

Eric Herman Music: The Tale of the Sun and the Moon

Share this musical tale of the sun and the moon with your young students. Listen to how much they miss each other while the other is in the sky, but their friendship carries on as they dream of each other. This meaningful story explores the power of dreams, and how opposites attract. View source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/UoWFJ690U6E?feature=player_detailpage  

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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 April Newsletter – Build: Different Angles on Digital Lesson Design

icurio 2.0 helps every educator easily blend curated digital learning resources and instructional design for their own classroom and learners as they build lessons. Though the lesson components are easily created, there are some angles that can help design student-centered, engaging and easy-to-follow learning . Angle 1: Dividing a Lesson into Meaningful Chunks Thinking about your lesson organization gives you the opportunity to provide a logical flow, comprehensive topic coverage and an uncomplicated layout for learners. Lessons are completed through one or multiple activities, which can be structured to address different levels of knowledge, traditional lesson components, unit plan components or …

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