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Tell-a-Story Story Builder

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
January 16, 2017 at 12:30 AM

This site allows students to have fun, be creative, and learn about the parts of a story by building one of their own. Students choose a background for the setting, and then add in characters, objects that cause conflict, and even dialogue. By creating their own story, students can learn how these plot elements are developed and how they interact. They can learn that when one plot element changes, others have to change as well in order to make sense in their stories. With this interactive site, students can learn reading and writing skills while having fun and letting their imaginations run wild.

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Knovation Presents Digital Learning Awards to Top Districts Utilizing OER Applications

Posted by Knovation in Press Releases, Content Collection, OER
January 12, 2017 at 12:01 AM

The top 100 school districts using netTrekker, icurio applications are recognized for OER usage


CINCINNATI – Jan. 12, 2017 – Knovation, provider of professionally vetted and aligned digital content and open education resources (OER), presents the Digital Learning Awards to the top 100 U.S. districts using applications netTrekker and icurio for the 2015-2016 school year. These districts use netTrekker or icurio to introduce classroom-ready digital learning resources, maximizing teaching and learning experiences to enhance their overall digital transformation.

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Triskaidekaphobia

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
January 9, 2017 at 12:30 AM

Friday the 13th is this week - one of two for 2017. Why are people afraid of the number 13? This resource examines the historical perspective of the fear of things in 13, for example Friday the 13th. It also looks at when the number 13 wasn't considered unlucky. 

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Histography

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
January 2, 2017 at 12:30 AM

This interactive timeline draws on the historic events recorded in Wikipedia and maps them onto a 13.8 billion-year timeline, covering events that have taken place since the Big Bang. Click on any dot in the graphical representation to see information about an event and, for many, a video. The site is navigated by adjusting the slider bars at the bottom of the screen. A changing list of categories of events, e.g., a war or a theme, also appears in a column on the left. The timeline self-updates as new events are added to Wikipedia. The site is supported in the Chrome and Safari browsers. The timeline can be used to study events during various time periods of world history and to provide an overall understanding of concurrent events in the same time periods. It is also an excellent resource for students to use for research and multimedia presentations.

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Wacky Web Tales: Holiday Sing-A-Long

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
December 19, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Looking for a resource that combines grammar and fun?  Look no further.  Wacky Web Tales uses parts of speech to create silly stories and can be extremely entertaining. Students will test their knowledge on parts of speech as they fill in this web tale called the "Holiday Sing-A-Long".  Once completed, the reading of the web tale will reveal just how wacky it turned out....enjoy!

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Glencoe Online: Interactive Weather Map

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
December 12, 2016 at 12:30 AM

The weather in winter can be very interesting! From snow storms to freezing rain, the weather map of the United States can be full of cold fronts meeting warm fronts and much more. This interactive website contains an activity that allows you to predict the weather by constructing your own weather forecasting map. Become a meteorologist as you analyze and predict what type of precipitation will occur as fronts collide or maybe what will happen as low and high pressures meet. Understand what needs to happen so that you may be enjoying a snow day soon. After creating your forecasting map, you can print out to compare to other students.

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Knovation Meets Evolving K-12 Market Needs by Offering Content Integration Services

Posted by Knovation in Press Releases, Content Collection, OER
December 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Pioneer in standards-aligned digital K-12 content makes its Content Collection available for integration with educational technology applications and platforms


CINCINNATI – Dec. 8, 2016 – While schools and education technology providers continue to navigate the complexities of finding and maintaining OER, Knovation introduces enhanced avenues for product integration to their Content Collection via Content Integration Services. With its certified, comprehensive and trusted process, Knovation has been paving the way to curate, contextualize, align and manage OER for schools since its inception nearly 20 years ago.

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eLearning for Kids: Colds and Flu

Posted by Dawn Crawford in Featured Resource, Knovation
December 5, 2016 at 12:30 AM

 Feeling achy? Runny nose? Feeling achy? Runny nose? Learn the multiple causes of colds and the flu and how to avoid them.  Also, get to know the symptoms of colds and the flu and how to tell them apart. Thankfully, this resource also dispenses some advice on how to treat these maladies and a short quiz to test your knowledge.

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Greek-Gods: Greek Mythology: Olympian Gods

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
November 28, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The statement, “It’s Greek to me!” usually means it’s confusing and hard to understand. This site will make the Olympian gods of Greek mythology much easier to remember and understand. Click on the statue-like pictures of each of 13 gods and goddesses to read their stories, listen to both the Greek and English pronunciations of their names by clicking on the corresponding flag, and see a gallery of pictures, drawings, and images of each of them. If you don’t find the character you want to research, select the letter of his/her name to view other demigods and spirits. Use the interactive bolded words in the introduction to learn about the Olympian ancestors, the Titans, and their home on Mount Olympus, which was built by the Cyclopes. “It’s Greek to me!” will have a whole new meaning to you as your understanding of Greek mythology improves with little effort on your part.

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iCivics: Argument Wars

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
November 21, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Do your students want to argue? Are you looking for a way to steer them to voice their opinions about issues that truly matter? In Argument Wars, your students will try out their persuasive abilities by arguing in real Supreme Court cases. Students will analyze the Constitution and its Amendments to determine the best evidence to defeat their competition. Students will choose their state and various state laws that are applicable may be used, too. The following court cases may be used in the simulations: Bond v. United States, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, In Re Gault, Miranda v. Arizona, New Jersey v. T.L.O., Snyder v. Phelps produced in cooperation with the Harlan Insitute, and Texas v. Johnson.

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