Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain.

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

T his weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Felicia Casto @jfcasto28 2016 Milken Award Winner, used to hate math. After diving into research and applying what she learned, Felicia and her elementary students have left behind a traditional way of teaching math and awakened to the exciting possibilities.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

Kleinspiration

With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. Any educator knows autumn is the season when we have to restart everything from the beginning.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders. After all, they live in a digitalized era, which obliges them to have the basis for technological proficiency yet in elementary grades.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing

Fractus Learning

This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing ! While 3D printing may not be new to some, it is new to us and our elementary students. Makerspaces are taking shape around the country in many schools.

40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Elementary School New Teacher Tools

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Given that I do not believe that the 2016 EdNext Poll on School Reform’s findings about ‘blended learning’ should be taken at face value, what do I think the poll actually reveals?

Elementary Students Tweeting

ignitionEDU

I’m looking forward to getting more of our elementary students practicing their digital citizenship skills while also highlighting the great work our students are doing at my school.

Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom

EdTechTeacher

The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Blog Featured Tom Daccord #ettipad #ettsummit Draw and Tell elementary Free Technology for Teachers iPads

Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kingsley elementary team has graciously allowed me to share their story and copies of the documents that you can use!

Flipping the Elementary Classroom with Chuck Rieger

Turning Learning On Its Head

FLIPPED ELEMENTARY FLIPPED MATH RADIO SHOWJon had a chance to chat with veteran 4th grade teacher Charles “Chuck” Rieger about how he is flipping his class with great success. Flip Side Radio Jon Bergmann had a chance to chat with veteran 4th grade teacher Charles "Chuck" Rieger about how he is flipping his class with great success.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. This also teaches elementary students the skills of knowing how to write papers for future needs.

3 Great Websites for Elementary Science Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

December 9, 2016 Below are three interesting science resources selected specifically for elementary teachers. These websites provide teachers with a wide variety of educational materials to help.read more. Science resources

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. 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.

Flipped Learning For Elementary Instruction

Turning Learning On Its Head

Jon, along with Aaron Sams has completed the 5th book in the Flipped Subject. You can purchase the book by clicking HERE. Note that the books should ship January 28th.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

edtech elementary classroom genius hourI believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach.

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

Lesson ideas for #chromebook Classrooms: Typing for Elementary Studentds

The Electric Educator

The following typing tools are good options for elementary classrooms. chromebook #chromebookEDU ElementaryNote: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom. If you find this lesson helpful, you will enjoy the 40+ lessons from the book!

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

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A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Given that I do not believe that the 2016 EdNext Poll on School Reform’s findings about ‘blended learning’ should be taken at face value, what do I think the poll actually reveals?

Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

The post Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learning Spaces My Paperless Classroom STEM Education Elementary School MakerSpace Teaching Pedagogy

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Because we want to be strong partners who complement the work of schools and teachers, we’re proud to see these new, compelling results in the upper elementary grades.”. Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach.

Reflections on ISTE 2016

Indiana Jen

I have just returned from the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver Colorado. It’s interface will intimidate beginners and it’s far too complex for elementary and all but the most advanced middle-schoolers. Like every ISTE conference, I return both exhausted and exhilarated.

Reflections on ISTE 2016

Indiana Jen

I have just returned from the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver Colorado. It’s interface will intimidate beginners and it’s far too complex for elementary and all but the most advanced middle-schoolers. Like every ISTE conference, I return both exhausted and exhilarated.

10 Essential iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 4, 2016 iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iPad apps for Elementary teachersiTunes app store is teeming with all kinds of apps with.read more.

7 Excellent Science Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2016 Looking for some very good science apps to try with your elementary students? iPad elementary apps iPad science appsThe list below is a great place to start with. We have carefully curated 7 of the best iPad apps designed.read more.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. In this Thursday, Oct.

Five Reasons Why Elementary Teachers Should Flip Math First

Turning Learning On Its Head

Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It was that realization that ultimately led Aaron Sams and I to write Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #2 – Using BeeBots in an Elementary Language Arts Lesson.

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

For a couple of years I've been trying to figure out a way to have an elementary tech team.I Our elementary school is piloting the idea of elective Friday's for fourth and fifth grade students.

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

These elective opportunities gave me the possibility of having an elementary tech team. belonging collaboration communication conferences edtech electives elementary tech team GaETC ownership resources school community sharing tech team

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

Gaggle Speaks

We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. 6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator Click To Tweet. Teachers have plenty of places to go to enhance pedagogy.

Spotlight: Elementary Students (I)Hop Into Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Gaming The 2016 Election - Trading Cards & Virtual Interactives To Meet The Candidates

The ASIDE Blog

Source: PBS Kids Educating younger learners about the 2016 presidential election poses a real challenge. Source: PBS Kids Fortunately, PBS Kids has assembled a terrific array of resources in its " You Choose 2016 " platform. 2016 candidate civics current events election president

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

For the start of the 2016-17 school year, 11 elementary classroom teachers and two teacher technology librarians across the district’s five elementary schools have volunteered to participate in this pilot year of using the program Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

Elementary iPad Enrichment Activities

Tech Helpful

Here are some iOS app options for use f or when students master quickly/finish early. These are activities that are self-correcting or easy to understand creative options. This app allows students to work on a foreign language. Mrs. Hoffman says it would be good for Spanish in grades 2-5.