Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator. Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. Code.org elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley.

Authentic Learning: It’s Elementary!

Brilliant or Insane

The post Authentic Learning: It’s Elementary! Brilliant or Insane. Authentic learning is typically distinguished by four characteristics: The opportunity for learners to define and pursue their own questions and passions Inquiry work and the solving of real problems Discourse within a community of learners Activities that mimic the work of professionals and require the presentation of findings to audiences that will benefit from them [.].

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California.

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

TeamWork Made Easy - Thanks to ClassDojo ~ It's never about the tool itself. it's how you use it ~ I've used ClassDojo for a number of years in a number of ways. What I love about ClassDojo is they're always evolving. This is a company that truly listens to their users and builds what they need.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. Girls Scouts – all girl Lego leagues, Engineering is Elementary – girls are empowered – Flying Monkeys prosthetic device patent!

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Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

Each time I get to visit and observe educators in our elementary, I take something away that my students can benefit from. Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is a professor of Elementary Education at Indiana State University.

Building a Foundation with Elementary STEM

MiddleWeb

STEM learning can open up new worlds for elementary kids as it grows problem solving and teamwork skills – all the while building a foundation for the middle grades. Anne Jolly provides elementary teachers with ideas and resources to begin integrated STEM.

How I Use Photo Story In My Elementary Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How I Use Photo Story In My Elementary Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Elementary School New TeacherHow I Use Photo Story For Classrooms by Theresa Eckler After beginning my career teaching third and fourth grades in New Hampshire, I moved.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms.

That bonus you didn’t get at work (aka Iowa education reform in 2015)

Dangerously Irrelevant

In Iowa, our Department of Education brags about elementary schools that cut recess. Imagine that your bosses come up to you one day and say something like this… Hey, I know that we’re a year and a half late on this but we’re trying to take care of you.

5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 3, 2015 The selection we curated for you today contains some useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. iPad elementary apps Some the things your kids will get to learn.read more.

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

What it is: You guys, the World Education Games is back again, taking place around the world October 13-15, 2015! More than 5 million students from over 200 countries and territories will participate in the games for 2015.

Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

Edudemic

The post Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Tools best websites elementary teacher sites lesson ideas resources Teacher ResourcesThe Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you.

Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full. Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). Digital writing solution Elementary to Higher Ed.

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Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015.

How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

eSchool News

It’s no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. And to hear Patty Born-Selly tell it that’s especially true at the elementary level. Targeted PD can help.

10 Useful Math Practice Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 4, 2015 Looking for some good iPad apps to help elementary students with their Math? iPad elementary apps The list below features some of the most popular iPad apps in this category. These apps have been.read more.

27 Word Work Apps for the Elementary Classroom

Fractus Learning

Whether a teacher uses Daily 5 in the classroom or not, word work is an important piece of student daily learning. This article will provide an extensive list of iOS word work apps.

Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 2, 2015 The apps below are particularly useful for elementary students but they can also be used with other age groups. Elementary teachers often complain about the paucity of apps that are.read more. iPad digital storytelling apps iPad elementary apps

PBL Elementary Teachers Offer Field-Tested Advice

Edutopia

Andrew Miller PBL Planning Elementary PBL teachers encourage their colleagues to start small, build success skills and background knowledge, assess intentionally, share the story, be patient, and trust yourself Photo credit: ftfaust via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

New Teacher Academy 2015 on #ntchat: Building Relationships

Teaching With Soul

Now in 2015, I’m reprising this series weekly on my blog and on New Teacher Chat #ntchat ! Today’s guest contributor is Joan Young, an elementary teacher/academic coach with a passion for building efficacy in kids.

Elementary School Kids Getting Too Much Homework, Study Shows

K-12 Schools - Education News

A study published in the American Journal of Family Therapy has shown that students in the earlier years of elementary school are getting more homework than education leaders suggest they receive – and sometimes as many as three times the recommended amount.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. Then while serving as a 2015 Education Innovation Fellow visiting other blended schools, Johnson’s thinking as a teacher shifted. ” The post Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom appeared first on Christensen Institute. “Everyone was doing the same thing.”

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. Right Now

Edutopia

Photo Credit: Matt Harrell Matt Harrell Coding in the Classroom Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun

Explore Flipped Learning at ISTE 2015

Turning Learning On Its Head

Are you going to the ISTE 2015 conference and want to find out more about Flipped Learning? The books are: Flipped Learning for Science Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Math Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015).

Some Notable Teacher-tested Tools for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May, 2015 At the elementary school level, many students are just beginning to discover the ways technology can help reinforce, support, or even accelerate their education. Here are some notable.read more. educational web tools

Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

NPR Learning and Tech

How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. » » EMail This

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

Edutopia

Photo credit: Amelia Wells via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Mary Beth Hertz Technology Integration Mary Beth Hertz shares some insights into adapting Stranger Danger lessons for the virtual world

Ten Reasons to Take to an EdTechTeacher Elementary Workshop

EdTechTeacher

All of our elementary instructors have taught in K-5 classrooms at some point in their careers. For that reason, we’ve put together a great set of workshops specific to elementary classrooms. Technology in the Elementary Classroom: July 20-22 in Boston – with Suzy Brooks. iPads in the Elementary Classroom: July 6-8 in Boston -with Beth Holland. 10 Reasons to Attend an Elementary Workshop. They’ve all be elementary teachers.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Her most notable awards include finalist for California State Teacher of the Year, 2012 and ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year, 2015. You can see her 2015 acclaimed “TOY Talk” on standards-based grading here: [link].

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Part 5: Forty… Now Fifty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full. Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). Simple interactive tutorials for elementary Math/Science concepts.

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Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

Edutopia

Samantha McBurney Learning Environments With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning

Vernier, NSTA announce 2015 STEM award winners

eSchool News

Each winner will be formally recognized at the 2015 NSTA National Conference in Chicago, IL on March 13, 2015 and will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the conference.

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5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Technologies for elementary and kindergarten students. The Teachers Guide to Tech 2015. An Every Classroom Matters Episode. In this episode, technology guru Jennifer Gonzalez shares ideas for increasing engagement and making teaching easier with technology.

Best Learning Websites of 2015

Graphite Blog

Here's our list of 2015's most wow-worthy websites and web-based edtech tools: A.D.A.M. These powerful, inquiry-based science units capitalize on elementary kids’ natural curiosity. Over the course of a year, we at Graphite look at a dizzying number of edtech tools. Invariably, a large portion of these end up being websites. In terms of access, Web-based tools tend to do the most for the widest number of students and teachers.

Best Learning Apps of 2015

Graphite Blog

2015 was another great year for learning apps. Plus, excellent elementary NGSS engineering practices are embedded in fun gameplay. Of the hundreds of apps reviewed on Common Sense Graphite this year, these 12 stood out as some of the most innovative, effective, and enjoyable tools for mobile platforms.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015.

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

In 2015 the Varkey Gems Foundation named him as a top-50 finalist for the “Nobel Prize of Teaching”, the Global Teacher Prize. As an elementary science teacher this year he will be exploring new ways to inspire students to wonder, solve problems, and make the world better. This year at the ISTE conference, I had the privilege of working with the Skype team.

Explore Flipped Learning at ISTE 2015

Turning Learning On Its Head

Are you going to the ISTE 2015 conference and want to find out more about Flipped Learning? The books are: Flipped Learning for Science Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Math Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015).