How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. 2018).

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

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Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Open Badges in Elementary School

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Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Date: April 17, 2018. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

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Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. The post iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

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Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. ” The post Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Date: February 8, 2018. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units.

Elementary Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any elementary teachers interested in using them have access!

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

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Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Link to show: Date: March 2, 2018. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology.

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest challenges they face is the wide range of reading skills in their classrooms. Most of the teachers I coach at the elementary level are using the Station Rotation Model during their English language block.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

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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.

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Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. I highly recommend checking out Elementari by clicking here !!! *

My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

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I have selected some of my favorites from 2018. Wadler led a walkout at her elementary school to bring attention to the gun violence in schools across the country. Not from 2018, but that’s when I first viewed it, and it has such great connections to maker education.).

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. I previously taught in the regular elementary classroom for 13 years.

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

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Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true. Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet.

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

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Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Teachers Wonderful Classroom WednesdayFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Barb Gilman (known as @barbinnebraska) has a classroom rich with a love of reading.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

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Administrators Assessment Classroom Management Data Driven Instruction Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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Computer Science Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Administrators All Subjects Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tools

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

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5 Idea Friday All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Higher Education How to Guides. Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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The top Monday Motivation episode of 2018 so far with John Spencer 276 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. It is the top Motivational Monday of 2018!

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

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All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Research Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

Flexible Seating: Before and After

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All Subjects Classroom Design Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom WednesdayJustine MacKinnon on episode 368 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

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Dianne is an international speaker and author of several books including her most recent is, The Imagine Project: Empowering Kids to Rise Above Drama, Trauma, and Stress (Yampa Valley Publishing, 2018).

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

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Date: Friday, February 2, 2018. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

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In 2015 he co-authored Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, and in 2018 contributed to and edited Project Based Teaching, both co-published by ASCD.

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Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

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The post Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades? Guided Access is a feature found on iPads that allow teachers to hand a device to a student knowing that they will not be able to swipe away into a different app.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

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Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

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Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom.

Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to help them with their writing. From providing.read more

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

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This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.). Jim Bentley is an elementary educator who also serves as a National Geographic Fellow and a Buck Institute for Education National Faculty.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

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The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

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WHY KIDS CAN’T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT’S NEED TO MOVE

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Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

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Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Jon Corippo on episode 375 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.