Provider image

Knoitall University

This classroom will provide you with resources that will help you set up your own Knoitall classroom, either for yourself or your organization.  Anyone can share or sell what they know through Knoitall and learn from others.  Topics covered include:

  1. Setting up your Knoitall classroom
  2. Creating your first learning post
  3. How to sell your time
  4. Getting paid
  5. Building your brand through Knoitall
Event image
  1. Learn how Knoitall is designed specifically to help people teach others
  2. Learn how Knoitall is different than other blogging platforms
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Teen, Adult

There are a number of popular blogging platforms that allow people to share what they know.  WordPress is an open source platform that has the largest blogging community in the world.  Medium is a highly popular blogging platform as well, and there are hundreds of others, each focused on helping you write and reach your audience.

But only Knoitall provides a learning structure around your blogs that help you teach others.  Knoitall was designed from the ground up to help people who want to teach others.  Teachers are an obvious example...but each of us probably has something we can teach others about, and Knoitall provides a platform to help take your writing and turn it into teaching.  

First and foremost, every topic that is blogged about on Knoitall must have learning outcomes.  It must be designed to teach somebody something.  We capture these learning outcomes in a separate field and present them to the user so that he or she will know right away what they will learn if they consume your content.  You‘ll notice that, in this blog, I’ve identified 2 primary learning outcomes; understanding the key design features we use to create a learning environment where anyone can share or sell what they know, and understanding the key differences between Knoitall and other platforms.

It's important for all members of our community that they see Knoitall as a place to learn more about the topics they care about.  And learning outcomes is one of the key ways a user can quickly determine if a post is something they want to consume.  Some blogging platforms will tell you how long they believe it will take you to read a post.  Knoitall will tell you what you will learn if you consume a post.

Second, we ask that you identify the ages for which your blog is suitable.  This blog, for example, is relevant for most teens and adults, but probably not for toddlers.  So, if you’re a teacher of 5th grade science, you may want to identify that your blog is for children and pre-teens.  We like to call it "cradle to grave" learning, and we support a community of lifelong learners that fit into every age bracket.  We have people learning for themselves, and we have parents looking to help augment the learning of their children.  This one of the reasons we ask that you tag your learning for the audiences that would value the content most.  

Finally, we tag everything to a learning taxonomy that helps others quickly build their learning feeds around the topics that interest them.  This is how we connect teachers and learners together.  When a user first joins, we treat them as both a learner and a teacher to others.  When you joined we asked the you both define topics that interest you and topics you believe you could teach others.  When new members go through that same process, we connect them with people who are teachers in the areas that interest them.  Every time you create a new post, we ask that you tag it to topics within our learning taxonomy.  If someone is following you AND if the topic is one that interests them, your content will be pushed to their learning feed.  In this way, we help you expand the audience for your content.  

These are the primary differences between Knoitall and other platforms.  We hope you find value in our growing community, and that you contribute often to the learning culture being created here.  

Read More…

  0 Likes        0 Comments
Event image
  1. Learn about the effects of the Corona Virus on the Teaching Community
  2. Learn how to take your teaching resources and tag them so that they can be delivered to your students through Knoitall
  3. Learn how to establish communications between you and your students using Knoitall
  4. Learn about other resources available for free through Knoitall
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult

These are tough times for all of us as we face the realities of a pandemic that has shut down most face-to-face activities, including our classrooms.  It seems like overnight we’ve gone from full classes to school districts that are shut down, ending the school year for a time, or asking teachers to immediately move to an online model.  Unfortunately, most teachers haven’t been trained on an online delivery platform, so, for many of the them, they are going blindly into the unknown.  

There are hundreds of sites that claim to have an online learning platform.  Knoitall is one of many in a crowded field, and, although we’d love to be chosen by all, teachers have different needs, and we fit into a particular set of requirements, but not all requirements.  So, lets start with what Knoitall isn’t.

  1. First a foremost, we’re not a video delivery tool for face-to-face interactions between you and your students.  There are other companies that do that quite well.
  2. We’re not a grading platform.  You can’t store student grades within our solution.  There’s very little student information that we maintain.
  3. We’re not a content creation tool, unless the content you want to create is written content.  

So, what are we then?  Here’s a list of the things we do well:

  1. We’re a Twitter-like communications platform between you and your students.  Your students can connect to you and your Knoitall classroom, and then, anything posted by you into your classroom automatically gets delivered through your student’s individual learning feeds on Knoitall. in this way, you post once and it’s delivered to many.
  2. We’re a “tagging tool”, allowing you to tag anything you’ve already created and deliver it to your students through their learning feeds.  Let say you have a video that you created on YouTube to explain to your students a math concept.  It’s easy to turn that into a lesson on Knoitall by tagging it in one of your learning posts.  It then gets delivered to your students as part of the post.  They can see your video directly within their Knoitall learning feed.
  3. We’re a blogging platform for those who want to teach using the written word.  I’m using the tools right now to create this post.  I could add images to this post, link to a video, slide show, web page, etc.  
  4. We help you organize your learning events into pathways.  These are simply a way for you to put your events in the order you want these delivered to your students.  When you do this, each day a new learning event is delivered to your student’s feeds.  So, you could set up the next two weeks of coursework as a pathway in your Knoitall classroom and the coursework would be delivered in pieces to your students on a daily basis.  In that way, you don’t have to be active on Knoitall every day.  

Once you set up your classroom and create your learning events into pathways, Knoitall does a lot of the work.  If your students have questions, they can add therm directly to the comments section of your learning event and you will be notified that you have questions awaiting your response.  These interactions can take place back-and-forth just like if you were on Facebook or any other social platform.

If you need additional help in setting up your classroom through Knoitall, we have set up additional resources that you can speak with to get the help you need during this difficult time.  Just reach out to help@knoitall.com, and we’ll respond as quickly as we are able.  

I hope that, if you find our platform  fits your needs, that you will give us a try.  

Read More…

  0 Likes        0 Comments
Event image
  1. Learn how to tag your lesson plans in Knoitall
  2. Learn how to create a pathway through your lesson plans so that students receive something new every day
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult

One of Knoitall’s foundations for teachers is the ease of creating pathways through your existing content.  When your students sign up to follow your classroom, they will automatically begin receiving your lesson plans in the order that you have placed them into your pathway.  The system is set up to deliver one new lesson plan each 24 hour period into your student’s learning feeds.  

So, your first step is to gather up your printed lesson plans in any format.  If they are Word Docs or PDFs, you can cut and paste the content directly into a Knoitall posting, like the one I’m creating now.  You’d put a title on it, identify the outcomes, and then enter the body of the lesson plan here.

If you have your lesson plans stored somewhere online, then use the “Link to External Content” link below and enter the web address for where the item exists.  Knoitall will automatically bring the item into a frame within the student’s learning feed.

Make sure to create a separate posting for each lesson plan that you have created.  Then, once you have them all created in Knoitall, select the “Create a Pathway” option, and move your lesson plans into the order you want your students to view them.  Each of your students will then see a new lesson plan show up in their learning feeds.

It’s that simple.  

Read More…

  0 Likes        0 Comments
Event image
  1. Learn how to tag your lesson plans in Knoitall
  2. Learn how to create a pathway through your lesson plans so that students receive something new every day
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult

One of Knoitall’s foundations for teachers is the ease of creating pathways through your existing content.  When your students sign up to follow your classroom, they will automatically begin receiving your lesson plans in the order that you have placed them into your pathway.  The system is set up to deliver one new lesson plan each 24 hour period into your student’s learning feeds.  

So, your first step is to gather up your printed lesson plans in any format.  If they are Word Docs or PDFs, you can cut and paste the content directly into a Knoitall posting, like the one I’m creating now.  You’d put a title on it, identify the outcomes, and then enter the body of the lesson plan here.

If you have your lesson plans stored somewhere online, then use the “Link to External Content” link below and enter the web address for where the item exists.  Knoitall will automatically bring the item into a frame within the student’s learning feed.

Make sure to create a separate posting for each lesson plan that you have created.  Then, once you have them all created in Knoitall, select the “Create a Pathway” option, and move your lesson plans into the order you want your students to view them.  Each of your students will then see a new lesson plan show up in their learning feeds.

It’s that simple.  

Read More…

  0 Likes        0 Comments
Event image
  1. Learn how to make sure your students find you and your classroom on Knoitall
Free Resource (Video, Article, Pod Cast or Other)
Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult

When you join Knoitall, we give you your own virtual classroom where you can set up your lesson plans, create pathways, and communicate with your students.  When you log into Knoitall for the first time, make sure to click on the "My Classroom" link and complete all of the fields.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, make sure to identify the topics you teach.  Knoitall has a list of topics that it maintains, and you can choose as many topics as you like.  Make sure to include at least one.

The reason for selecting topics that you teach is that this is how your students will find you.  What Knoitall does is it assigns you to those topics for anyone who is signing up for the first time.  When one of your students Signs Up, they will be prompted to select the topics that they are interested in learning about.  When they select your topic, your classroom will show up in a list of classrooms for that topic.  At this point your student should select you and continue through the set up process.  Once complete, your classroom will automatically be added to your student's learning feed.

If your student does not find you during the sign up process, all is not lost.  They can still add you after they log in.  To do this, they will need to do a search and select a topic under which you are tagged, and your classroom will show up in the search results.  They can then add you at that point.

Once your classroom is added to  your student's learning feed, everything you post on that topic will automatically be added to your students' feeds.  

Please let us know if there is anything you need.  You can reach our support team at help@knoitall.com.  

Read More…

  0 Likes        0 Comments

Competencies

  • Arts & Crafts: Landscape & Landscape Architecture
  • Business: Social Media
  • Computers & Software: Artificial Intelligence
  • Education: Counseling
  • Education: Teaching & Curriculum
  • Education: Knoitall
  • English, Literature & Writing: Writing, Blogging, Journaling & Getting Published
  • Home & Garden: Gardening
  • Sports & Leisure: Running, Cross Country & Marathon Training
  • Computers & Software: Social Media
  • Business: Marketing: Advertising
  • Education: Customer Education
  • Business: Learning & Development
  • Business: Venture Capital
  • Business: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Business: Financial Management & Budgets
  • Business: Finance: Financial Systems, Processes & Technology
  • Business: Sales & Selling: Ecommerce
  • Arts & Crafts: Scrapbooking
  • Business: Marketing: Market Research
  • Computers & Software: Search Engine Optimization & SEO
  • Computers & Software: Facebook

Locations

Followers

Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image
Learner image