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Digital Conversion: Mooresville’s icurio Experience

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Mooresville’s Digital Conversion Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has partnered with Knovation since the inception of the district’s digital conversion. Today, school districts across the nation look to Mooresville’s collaboration with Knovation as an example of how to execute a successful transition from print to digital. Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards sat down to explain why Mooresville chose icurio, Knovation’s learning engagement solution, to support their switch to digital learning. In his video interview Dr. Edwards says, “Our teachers have really gotten excited about the new icurio application. With icurio, we’re …

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What’s the Purpose? And Why Is that Question so Important?

The definition of purpose: Photo by Maria Reyes-McDavis is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Noun (source: Dictionary.com) the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. an intended or desired result; end; aim goal What’s the purpose of this? For educators, I’m sure this is a question you get asked every day by your students. I remember being that kid, asking that question, especially in Algebra and Geometry classes! What’s the point of this? Why do I have to learn this? How am I ever going to use this in real life? And I can imagine how …

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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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Site of the Day

Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language Picture Index

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Here’s a long list of words in an ASL dictionary.  When you click on a word, you are taken to a lesson that incorporates that word along with others in that category.  For example, clicking on “alligator” goes to a page of grassland, water, and zoo animals.  A drawing shows how to make the sign for each word.  In addition there is a written description of how to sign the word.  The word list includes nouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions.  This is a very thorough introduction to signing in both American Sign Language and Signed English. View source: http://www.lessontutor.com/eesASLdictionarylinks.html

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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

November 2014: Introducing New Science Simulations from our Partner CK-12

New Resources from CK-12 Are you in need of a visual teaching strategy to teach the Doppler Effect? Maybe you need an applicable illustration demonstrating sound waves? Our friends at CK-12 have introduced 71 new interactive simulations, which aim to explain core concepts of physics to middle and high school students through daily real world experiences of the world around them. These new resources are now available through icurio, adding to the collection of more than 3,000+ math and science resources from CK-12 already accessible through icurio. What is CK-12? CK-12 resources approach science and math concepts with multiple modalities …

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netTrekker Newsletters

November 2014: Introducing New Science Simulations from Our Partner CK-12

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New Resources from CK-12 Are you in need of a visual teaching strategy to teach the Doppler Effect? Maybe you need an applicable illustration demonstrating sound waves? Our friends at CK-12 have introduced 71 new interactive simulations, which aim to explain core concepts of physics to middle and high school students through daily real world experiences of the world around them. These new resources are now available through netTrekker, adding to the collection of more than 3,000+ math and science resources from CK-12 already accessible through netTrekker. What is CK-12? CK-12 resources approach science and math concepts with multiple modalities …

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