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Introducing the new COLLECT in icurio 2.0

Save and organize the right resources that fit your students’ needs. Click on each image below to see a full screen preview of the new icurio 2.0! Does your desktop have lots of shortcuts to great resources all over it as you are planning your lessons?  Can you easily get your students to an online resource during instruction?  Let’s look at how to collect great resources from our find efforts in icurio 2.0 and make efficient use of our time to make those collections available to impact learning in all areas of the instructional cycle.   Click image to view …

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Introducing the New FIND in icurio 2.0

Explore 360,000+ digital learning resources, all curated and approved by educators. Click on each image below to see a full screen preview of the new icurio 2.0! Click image to view full size. Search Results Over 360,000+ digital learning resources for K-12…yet it is incredibly easy to locate the right one quickly! Our team of expert educators has identified key details for each resource that let you hone in on characteristics that are relevant to you and your learners. Every search result includes a preview of the resource and details to help you understand more about the resource. Details include …

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Curation Networks: Collaborating Across Regional Education Agencies

It is an unprecedented time in education for collaboration.  Teachers’ desire to leverage knowledge, resources and tools across larger groups can be seen every time a regional conference is held. Teachers swarm together to learn from each other and share their experiences. I often hear the cry, “How can we sustain this learning?  How can we stay connected and keep collaborating?” I often see regional or area education agencies stepping in to sponsor conferences, sessions, learning opportunities and even providing some connectivity to the group through their services. How can regional organizations help connect educators within their specific regions and …

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Notice Everything

How much do we notice as we go through a day? What do our students notice and remember about us and what they learn from us? As we prepare them to be college and career ready, maybe we should consider also our impact on making them consideration and compassion ready. One Teacher’s Impact As I reflect on this topic, I’m reminded of a story I heard shared by Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America. Lisa is the wife of Todd Beamer who said, ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC September 11, …

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

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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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Joy Spotting

As I am reflecting on all the teachers I appreciate for Teacher Appreciation Week, I feel blessed. In our work here at Knovation, we get a chance to experience the great joy that comes from working with creative teachers that are transforming learning in their classrooms. This led me to think, what can I do to show appreciation for teachers in my life and as I am working with them? It seems to me that as educators, we have a good sense of what transformation looks like and good guidance on coaching through the professional work we’ve done, are we …

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May 2014: License 2 Learn Over the Summer

Increase your impact as an educator and gain even more value from your netTrekker subscription by creating engaging and fun learning opportunities for your students and families over the summer! How can netTrekker help? Remediation Enrichment Professional Learning Remediation Simply delivering instruction and hoping all learners master the concepts doesn’t make the grade. You can organize netTrekker’s fresh, engaging content into your own personal folders with netTrekker’s My Portfolio feature. Combine this with your favorite instructional strategies to help all learners succeed! Use My Portfolio to… Collect learning games to close the gaps where your learners have skill deficits. Use your …

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May 2014: 4C’s from icurio

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Avoid the pitfalls of procrastination by enlisting the four C’s to proactively find, refresh, and reinvent your curriculum over the summer. icurio’s combination of rich content, curation tools and collaboration/connection opportunities, can take you from  prepping to prepared for back to school. Use fresh learning opportunities to heat up last year’s curriculum Find new ideas and new approaches to challenges presented by Common Core objectives Provide opportunities for educators to connect to colleagues, students and parents with learning content Content icurio’s learning resource library is continuously updated and maintained to deliver the best digital content, so teachers and students can …

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April 2014: Renew & Grow: Fresh Learning Opportunities for Special Learners

Renew and Grow: Fresh Learning Opportunities for Special Learners Spring is a time to anticipate new life. Let icurio help you discover new life around learning for all of your learners. No matter what challenges learners are facing districts can continue to help students acheive results and mastery by using icurio’s powerful digital content and tools to provide different ways of learning. icurio can help in the following ways: Renew engagement and the hope of knowing with learning opportunities that capture the hearts and minds of special learners. With resources in various types of media, students are able to access …

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April 2014: Raising Reading Scores

Common Core State Standards & Impact on Literacy Using netTrekker’s comprehension support tools, you can impact mastery in all subjects and increase the amount of information your learners can process through reading. Raise scores and the love of reading! Read Aloud – Text to Speech Functions When you want to hear a piece of text, simply scroll across the text to highlight it. netTrekker’s Read Aloud feature will play the passage. There is no software to download, and no other user intervention is required. This feature is available for all information on netTrekker pages and for text on web resources …

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