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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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PBS Learning Media: Life of A Tree

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
November 14, 2016 at 4:00 AM

The forest is a complex community where trees, other plants and animals live in delicate balance. As stewards of the earth’s trees, it is helpful for us to know about the growth processes of trees, their role in the forest world, and how we humans can improve their quality. In this interactive activity adapted from the National Arbor Day Foundation, explore the intricate life of a tree. Begin with the protective bark on the outside, and then explore deep inside each layer to find out how the structure of each part affects its overall function in the tree. Then, by "reading" the tree's rings, learn how climate and other natural events affect a tree's growth.

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Five Star Rating for the Knovation Content Collection

Posted by Knovation in Knovation, Content Collection, OER, curriculum
November 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Product Review: Knovation Content Collection - Internet@Schools Reviewer, Charles Doe, a 39-year teacher, awards the Knovation Content Collection a five star rating. Mr. Doe noted that the Content Collection is an outstanding tool for incorporating the internet and other digital instruction into curriculums, recommending use of the Content Collection for all schools at all grade levels.

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Amazing Space: Galaxy Hunter

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
November 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Billions and billions of galaxies populate the universe. The Hubble Space Telescope has unmasked many of them in two of the clearest, most distant views ever obtained, called the Hubble Deep Fields. One view peers northward; the other southward. Scientists have used mathematics to unlock many galactic secrets hidden in these two views. In this activity, students use sample statistics based on actual HDF data to unravel some cosmic mysteries. Complete with interactive animations and data log sheets for eager learners and data collectors, this cosmic exercise will engage all types of learners.

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Folger Shakespeare Library: Pre-Reading Romeo and Juliet

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
October 31, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Take your students on a virtual field trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library as they embark on their first exposure to Shakespearean works. Students can engage in a deeper understanding of the play Romeo and Juliet by spending a few days reading, re-reading, and dramatizing the prologue itself. Students will learn about the play's meaning, get to know the style and language of the text, and make inferences about the play's central questions.Watch your students transform into actors right before your eyes and simultaneously build adequate background knowledge to support their understanding of Romeo and Juliet.

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Annenberg Media: Geometry: 3D Shapes Interactives

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
October 24, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Do you need an easy way to explore three dimensional shapes? Use this interative website to explore what defines a shape as three dimesional and what are polyhedras, prisms, and pyramids. Once you have explored what makes a shape 3D, explore polyhedras with a description alongside pictures that explain them. Then click prisms to get an up-close look at different prisms as well as the nets that create those prisms. When finished with prisms, click pyramids to explore the different pyramids and their nets. You will also explore what a face, edge, and vertex of a shape is and how many of those each given shape contains.

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Knovation and Core Learning Exchange Partner to Help Schools Advance Student-Centric Learning

Posted by Knovation in Press Releases, Content Collection, OER
October 17, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Core Learning Exchange Integrates Thousands of Knovation’s Curated and Managed Digital Resources Into Its Mastery Learning Platform


BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 17, 2016 – Core Learning Exchange, an education technology company, will add over 200,000 digital learning objects curated by Knovation, Inc., to its category-busting Mastery Learning Platform. The enriched platform offers schools and districts exploring student-centric learning modalities access to a treasure chest of 200,000 professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned, engaging online resources covering all subject areas, all grade levels, and all learning resource types — ready to use. Knovation’s Content Collection is sourced from Open Education Resources (OER) and free web resources to include the highest quality — and most popular resources — from Khan Academy, EngageNY, CK-12, LearnZillion, PBS, Library of Congress and many more.

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Climate Change Institute: Climate Reanalyzer

Posted by Janet Davidson in Featured Resource, Knovation
October 17, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Climate Reanalyzer is a data exploration access site developed by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine which provides an intuitive platform for visualizing a variety of weather and climate datasets and models. Using interfaces for reanalysis and historical station data, the Climate Reanalyzer allows students to access real-time, meaningful climate data to perform many different types of data analysis functions as they investigate climate. The most visited page is the “Today’s Summary” which features several weather parameters, including temperature departure for the current day relative to a climate baseline.

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