The Most Popular Post in 2009.

The Web20Classroom

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take a look back and see what post did people visit the most. So here, in all it''s glory (or lack there of) is the most popular post of 2009 on my blog. I know that I was not personally an advocate for technology before learning about what is out there on the web, but after taking my Technology for the Elementary Teachers course I feel a lot better about bringing technology into my future classroom. -A 2009 Most Popular Post edchat

Winner of the Smart Software Contest Announced

The Web20Classroom

Pleasant Elementary in Ontario, Canada submitted a great video on how his students use Smart Products everyday. A while back I had the chance to give away over $1400 in Smartech Software. The competition was stiff and the decision was tough. Dustin Carson from Mt. Congratulations to Dustin and to all that entered! SmartBoard. Smarttech


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The Edublog Awards

The Web20Classroom

Here are my nominations: Best Teacher Blog- Philly Teacher - Mary Beth Hertz is a Computer Science Teacher in an elementary school in West Philadelphia. Its that time of year again for the Annual Edublog Awards. These awards celebrate "the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology."

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Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact


I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers. NOTE: I published a brief follow-up to this post in August 2009. Above List Copyright ©2009 All Rights Reserved. I put this together about two months ago at the request of some educational technology professionals I know who were curious about boundaries when it comes to what to post and do on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning


December 1, 2009 During the second week of the Teaching With Technology course, I learned the most from the research studies we read such as Michael S. Upon skimming the information, I discovered that the State of West Virginia started to infuse classrooms with computers beginning with Kindergarten classrooms in 1990-1991, and moving the initiative up one grade level during each successive year throughout the elementary grades.

Carver STaR Chart Presentation


The slide show below will serve as a visual aid when I present to Carver Elementary staff on their most recent S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness (STaR) self-report regarding campus levels of technology access and integration. NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology.

Friday @ MACUL

The Electric Educator

She shared a project she did with her elementary students this year in which they created wiki pages, podcasts , digital trading cards, and travel brochures on the National Parks. Here are the highlights of what I''ve seen and heard here today at the MACUL conference: Opening Keynote: Alan November Alan spoke about collaboration and student centered learning. Here are three things that I took away from his presentation: Create a custom search engine through a new Google application.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money


During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Yuma) The two decided to pool the Title 1 money and buy five laptop computers for every classroom teaching math across the district (approximately 450 laptops) in the spring of 2009.

An Illinois district proved gifted programs can be racially diverse

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Hispanic students made up 46 percent of the student body but just 26 percent of gifted students, according to federal data , whereas white students were about 20 points in the opposite direction, comprising 38 percent of the district but 57 percent of gifted students.

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. After her death in March of 2009 I decided to see how I could use my expertise to help busy educators and parents hone their skills and knowledge.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom. Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. Under her leadership, her school was the first to pilot HoloLens Mixed Reality from elementary through high schoo l.

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Barrow Oral History Project: An Update

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Back in 2009, the 5th grade classes, teachers, and I worked on an oral history project to try to capture some of the stories of Barrow’s history. event Lesson Podcast athens ga barrow elementary elementary school flipgrid history interview oral history student voice youtubeOur school was originally built in 1923, so there are many stories through the decades that could be told.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

In 2009, I left teaching. In 2009, I left teaching for health reasons. I have auto immune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and Raynaud’s Syndrome) and in 2009, my rheumatologist recommended that I take a year off to see if my body would stop attacking itself. Fast forward again to 2009. I didn’t do it because I was fed up with the system, or because I didn’t like my job. Quite the opposite. I really loved being a computer teacher.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. Downing Elementary School with principal Marcos Lopez as part of some broader work in Ector County ISD. Research reviewed by Elisabeth Trambley, Jacob Sattelmair & John Ratey (2009), and Kristy Ford (2016) all conclude how both recess and physical activity lead to improved learning outcomes. Add more recess not just in elementary, but in middle school as well.

50 Ways to Teach Using Music in Your Classroom


Then, discover kid-friendly books and activities about music that are perfect for elementary classrooms. This Music Monsters activity is great for teaching older elementary students a quick lesson on composition.

Engaging Students Right From the Start

User Generated Education

In normal times when students come to my classroom (I provide pull-out services for gifted elementary level kids), I get them doing hands-on activities within minutes of entering into my classroom. I, like many of you, have been doing remote teaching since March, 2020.

How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM


6] Whether you’re an elementary school teacher or work with older grades, you have the power to make a difference. With such stark statistics showing a gender gap in STEM, it can feel overwhelming for elementary school teachers to combat it. Education Week, June 2009, 28(35), pp.

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Technology for the Sake of Technology: Consider the Why and the How

Reading By Example

In my recently published book , I highlighted the conditions John Hattie found in his research about effective use of technology in schools, from his seminal resource Visible Learning: Maximizing Impact on Learning (Routledge, 2009, p. Communication Community engagement Technology 5 Myths About Classroom Technology ASCD Chromebooks Google Howe Elementary School john hattie Visible Learning

The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning


2009). Mathematics Growth in Early Elementary School: The Roles of Beginning Knowledge, Student Engagement, and Instruction. The Elementary School Journal, 108(2), 115–130. Implementing a Schoolwide Literacy Framework: Improving Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools.

Thriving–not surviving-with support from a virtual mentor

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Lisa is a wife and mom who started her career as an elementary school teacher in Southern California. She then spent 14 years as an elementary school principal. Since 2009, Lisa has supported teachers in her role as an Educational Consultant, writing books for teachers, conducting instructional coaching, presenting at conferences and online webinars, founding the #ntchat (New Teacher Chat) on Twitter, and much more.

How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better


Developmental Psychology, 2009, 45(3), pp. Parent Involvement and Children’s Academic and Social Development in Elementary School.

How to Prevent the Summer Slide and Help Reduce Educational Inequality


8] Before school gets out for the summer, connect parents with guided reading activities and summer learning programs for elementary students. Limiting the Academic Summer Slide for Urban Elementary School Students. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2009, 14(2), pp.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


4] Even though the technology is likely to change from their early school years to the time they start their first career, teaching digital literacy in elementary school is a great way to get students started. The Education Arcade, 2009, pp.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). On the other hand, one-shot, “drive-by,” or fragmented, “spray-and-pray” workshops lasting 14 hours or less show no statistically significant effect on student learning ( Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, and Orphanos, 2009 ). 2009): Collaborative learning : Teachers have opportunities to learn in a supportive community that organizes curriculum across grade levels and subjects.

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The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Hands-on and experiential learning is used in some elementary schools but this diminishes as students get older. That confidence and self-reliance inspires students to embrace the learning process and enthusiastically seek out additional knowledge. ( Importance of a Hands-On Experience in the Elementary Classroom ).

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e., Guidance on the Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) Program: Funds Made Available Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (July 2009). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a 2009 keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! November 8, 2009 (21centuryedtech Article by Michael Gorman). 2009).

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Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

Researchers at the Modern Language Association recently found that colleges lost 651 foreign language programs from 2013 to 2016 – dramatically more than the one foreign language programs that higher education lost between 2009 and 2013. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009. Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime.

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While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2014 even as its economy prospered and its student population grew slightly by 1 percent, boiling down to a 4 percent decrease in spending per student. The United States spent $11,319 per elementary school student in 2014, compared with the OECD average of $8,733, and $12,995 educating each high school student, compared with an average of $10,106 per student across the OECD.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the U.S. In 2009, a programming error combined with human oversight, caused the Wake County School District in North Carolina to send out 5,000 postcards with labels containing student names and social security numbers, out of the 15,000 that were sent to parents. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

After selling a very successful business, I decided in 2009 to pursue my passion by earning another degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in English. I have a dual certification in elementary and middle school ages. This is our 9 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Our featured teacher today is Catherine Smith. Catherine is a creative and highly-passionate teacher.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). Hope is positively associated with perceived competence and self-worth (Marques, Pais-Ribeiro, & Lopez, 2009) and negatively associated with symptoms of depression (Snyder, Hoza, et al., My advanced degree is in counseling. I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth.