Tech integration in education has helped in getting access to unlimited information and this accessibility has provided us with both the sides of the coin.
More and more information has definitely helped us understand things in depth and in better ways but the amount of information and the sources of the information are so vast we really can’t decide on what we should look up to.
Using free open educational resources (OER) presents exciting opportunities to personalize learning and reduce instructional materials costs to students and help teachers provide better teaching. But going through uncountable number of digital resources, organizing them and converting them to match the standard needs is a very long and time-consuming process. Situations like this often leave us confused and helpless and we end up wasting a lot of time. The solution to this problem is Icurio.
Knovation brings out the solution that helps us access reliable resources without wasting any time. Knovation is dedicated to transforming education to a learner-centered approach that is customized to the unique needs of every learner. Icurio by Knovation is a powerful foundation of all the right content where you can easily rely on the resources of information. With teacher-altered, standards-aligned digital resources and a framework for curriculum development, icurio gives teachers more time and flexibility to create engaging lessons that are personally relevant and educationally appropriate for each student.
How does it help teachers?
— Icurio provides easy access to Knovation’s dynamic collection of 360,000+ curated, educator-vetted, standards-aligned, tagged OER resources combined with tools to design and deliver digital lessons and activities that allow teachers to address different learning needs, get real-time insight into student understanding and provide personalized feedback.
— Icurio helps teachers select and organize digital resources to personalize instruction, supporting a smooth and successful transition from print to digital.
— The lesson building tools enable teachers to easily construct effective digital lessons and learning experiences that meet individual student needs. Then seamlessly deliver activities to students on a wide range of devices.
— Teachers can easily see the progress for each student and can provide targeted feedback, redirection and enrichment—keeping students motivated, focused and actively learning throughout every learning moment.
— The application automatically tracks and captures student work, so teachers can easily view progress, and give scores and feedback in real time and help the whole class easily.
— Icurio makes it easy for teachers to edit their lessons: They simply add or delete activities through the intuitive user interface. It was designed to get classrooms up and running with little or no training.
Other Benefits of Icurio:
— Flexible, dynamic content for use on any device, in any setting, to address a range of learning needs with differentiated instruction.
— Personalized learning tools so students can choose and adapt content to their learning style and preferences.
— Engage students the way they like to learn with videos, text, learning games, images, simulations, and more from the best collections.
— Encourage students to become self-directed, 21st century learners through collaborative and creative activities that develop critical thinking and communication skills.
The various solutions offered are:
1) K-12 Districts:
Knovation’s solutions and services have impacted the educational outcomes by reducing barriers to learning for more than 32 million students and 1.2 million teachers in districts across the nation and resulted in the achievement of more than 30 industry Awards of Excellence.
2) EdTech partners:
Knovation provides a unique suite of solutions and services to their educational technology and content partners by managing, curating and delivering premium educational content tailored to needs of the customers and by enhancing the value of the solutions for customers and prospects.
3) Professional learning:
By working in partnership with districts they ensure that all educators, regardless of teaching style and readiness level, are prepared to make the pedagogical shifts necessary for a successful transition to blended learning, resulting in the following outcomes for the district:
– Increased student engagement and development of critical 21st century skills.
– Improved student success through personalized learning.
– Maximized investment in both technology and digital resources.
– Improved educator practice and effectiveness.
Do check their success stories to know more about Icurio and the awesomeness it is spreading.