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Everything You Need to Know (but were afraid to ask) About Adding Online Learning to your Classroom

Are you new to the idea of giving your students digital options? Online learning can really provide a much more diverse learning experience, but it also comes with some challenges. Here are some of the biggest questions that instructors might not ask, (but might need to know,) before implementing online learning in the classroom.

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Don’t Forget That Feedback: A Back to School Tip for Teachers

Lonnie Monka Lonnie Monka / August 31, 2017 / Classroom, Teaching Tips

As we, at Knovva Academy, continue developing our blended learning courses for various schools, we see how much teachers are excited about the new school year. Between new students, and the inherent pleasure in all beginnings, this is a stimulating time in the yearly education cycle. Since it’s time to get back to school, we wanted to harness the fresh energy of a new year of learning by suggesting that all teachers take the time to focus on an often overlooked subject: feedback!

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Reports from the Classroom: Translating Cultural Literacy

Cross-Cultural Learning

Sometimes people make the mistake of thinking that the difference between languages is just a matter of exchanging one word for another. It might seem like a dictionary -- or perhaps google translate today -- is all someone needs to “translate” one word at a time. For better and for worse, languages are too complex to translate in this matter. Words can have multiple meanings, languages often have idioms that aren’t necessarily “logical”, and there are often cultural differences that cause major gaps in people’s understanding of a language.

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