Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

My Paperless Classroom

I was not a fan of guided access when I first heard about it. Then I stopped working with high school students and started working in elementary. I still don't believe in using restrictions and filters from keeping kids locked into an app, but I have found that strategic use of guided access can transform a lesson, keeping kids focused on the actual object of the lesson. I came to guided access slowly. How do you use Guided Access with your students?

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

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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. You will immediately see that our teachers have access to iPads and many of their choices are iOS apps but often there are web versions and android apps for these as well. It is a huge arsenal and an all-you-can-read eBook library for kids 12 and under with unlimited access to over 10,000 high-quality kids’ books.

The reason I am replacing my iPhone with an Android smartphone

Reading By Example

The Apple versions of their apps work fairly well on iOS, but the experience is much better within the Android operating system. For example, our elementary level administrative team houses all of our minutes, spreadsheets, and schedules in Google Drive. The native environment provided by an Android phone is certainly a plus in these situations. These pictures become much more accessible when I want to write and share a post on our school blog, housed on Blogger.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

To access these features, just toggle from Auto to Pro. SIMPLE TEACHING So, whether they have an iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, or Mac – students have a consistent view as they work on their video. I no longer have to give instructions by device or choose something like iMovie which only works on Apple devices or requires my students with Androids to bring in their sync cables.

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Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device. Supported platforms include iOS devices, Android devices, Chromebooks, and any computer with a Chrome web browser. Analyze Anastasis Academy Classroom Management Create Evaluate For Teachers iPod Knowledge (remember) Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) Web2.0

Animonths: Use Splashtop Remote to Access Flash Animation

SpeechTechie

Adobe eventually admitted to this when they stated they wouldn''t be developing Flash for even Android devices anymore. These Flash resources are still out there on the web and sure would be great to be able to access on your iPad. animation apps curriculum connections early elementary iPad preschool science writing

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

It has a 7” screen and runs on Android 4.2. The MobyMax tablet runs on Android which means in addition to all of the great MobyMax curriculum, your students also have access to all of the happiness that Android brings. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review. Especially when they promise to help make your program more tailored to the individual, that I really like!

10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

She had her students use the Magnetic ABC app in conjunction with Book Creator (iPads/Android/Windows) to create Sight Word books. Students can access these web-based, digital bulletin boards from any device and do NOT need an account. Particularly with older elementary students, consider having them create their own vocabulary books. Beth Holland Blog Featured #ettipad Daily Genius elementary Kristen Wideen Literacy Centers Meghan Zigmond

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion. What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist.

SplashLearn - a game based learning program free for teachers and schools to use

Educational Technology Guy

SplashLearn stands with schools/districts affected with closure due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) outbreak : All educators have free access to SplashLearn with Home Access to enable remote learning. SplashLearn is curriculum-aligned and covers Pre-kindergarten through Grade 5 for math, and elementary reading for kids from 3 to 8 years. The teachers can sign in for free and get access to its full content library of 400+ math skills.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Book Creator – Web, iOS and Android app to create and publish digital books with personal photos, audio, video, and more. Elementari – Create a free class account for up to 30 students. My Storybook – This web tool requires no registration and is simple to use with very young learners and elementary students. Student collaboration is easy and students have access to accessibility features and translation tools.

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Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out these Educreation monster drawings by elementary students. Have students use apps like Puppet Pals , Toontastic , Sock Puppets , Buddy Poke Pro (iOS/Android), Voxer (iOS/Android), or Piiig Walkie Talkie (for elementary) to practice role plays. Students can report the news in pairs with apps like Talking Ben & Tom News Reporter (iOS/Android) or TouchCast. Click to access that resource!

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Book Creator – Web, iOS and Android app to create and publish digital books with personal photos, audio, video, and more. Elementari – Create a free class account for up to 30 students. My Storybook – This web tool requires no registration and is simple to use with very young learners and elementary students. Student collaboration is easy and students have access to accessibility features and translation tools.

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Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject

Graphite Blog

Elementary Math and Science Khan Academy Kids. Creative, smart mix of pre-K to K activities is a breath of fresh air Price: Free Platforms: iOS, Android, Amazon. Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure Price: Free (with optional paid upgrades) Platforms: Web, iOS, Android. Build a tower, test, and improve to help a hungry monkey Price: Free Platforms: iOS, Android, Amazon. Elementary ELA and Social Studies Epic! Platforms: iOS, Android, Chrome.

How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011

Shake Up Learning

16:50] – Tony talks about the kinds of technology he has access to and the activities he’s been doing with his students. [19:37] Quik app for Android. Blended Learning Chromebooks Collaboration Communication Creativity Dynamic Learning edtech educational technology elementary episodes Free Resources for teachers Google Instructional Technology podcast Professional Development Shake Up Learning Show Podcast Voice and Choice shake up learning show

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Pascack Valley Regional High School District in northern New Jersey makes available lesson plans and assignments that can be accessed from home, on the Internet: Before the snow fell, teachers were prepped, parents were warned and students had received enough assignments to fill a snow day. Google Hangouts is a free virtual meeting that anyone with a Google account can access. It works on Chrome and Firefox, iOS, and Android mobile devices.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Good intentions to give all students access to the world’s knowledge were derailed by the cost of the websites and webtools that made that happen. Once you find a book, you access a scanned version (if available, say from Project Gutenberg) or purchase it at a linked bookstore. . Access this catalog via the website. Access this collection via the website. Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them.

10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029

Shake Up Learning

Did you know there are some features in Google Classroom that are ONLY available on mobile (iOS and Android)? Here are the step-by-step directions on iOS and Android. #2: Many teachers like to create topics for subjects (great for elementary), weeks, units of study, and more. Unmanaged devices won’t be able to access the quiz. In Google Chrome, you can add it to your bookmarks bar for quick access.

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Coding for Elementary School. is available on iOS, Chrome, and Android and can be used to teach students the basics of problem-solving and computational thinking. Coders typically work in and integrated development environment (IDE) These IDEs used to be only accessible on operating systems where software could be installed (i.e. Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. This post sets out to prove this thought wrong.

Best Math Apps For Kids

Fractus Learning

The high-quality apps available on the web, at the iTunes Apps Store, and Android devices on Google Play Store are astounding. Available in English and Spanish and on Android, iPad, and iPhone devices, your kid may have found their new favorite bedtime routine.

How EduKids Connect Systems Increases Productivity in Early Ed Classrooms

Kleinspiration

As an elementary teacher and a mom of two school kids, I usually have too many things to do and tasks to accomplish within a 24 hour day. On top of this, teachers will also have access to daily reports and all of this with 0 paperwork and with maximum productivity! Easily access program materials, parent handbook, menus, curriculum info, progress reports etc.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Sign up for a free Mystery Science membership and receive access to tons of awesome standard aligned lesson plans and projects. Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code. Find projects open to students and the public at SciStarter.com , Zooniverse.org , and the iNaturalist iOS/Android app.?.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada. As schools begin to integrate new technology to enhance both classroom efficiency and school safety, having free access to software like SAFR could be crucial for low-budget districts. . RealNetworks has also announced that SAFR apps for Windows , Linux and Android devices are on the way.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Seesaw

Graphite Blog

The tool offers a free version for teachers with access to its basic features. A paid upgrade to Seesaw Plus gives teachers access to more privacy options and other features. Families will need to create an account to access the family portal via the web or an app.

Technology can support social-emotional learning

Kathy Schrock

One of the perks of being an instructor for the Wilkes University/ Discovery Master of Science degree in instructional media is access to the research databases at Wilkes’ Farley Library. Students in the masters program get access to these databases, too, as well as a subscription to Discovery Education Streaming!) Padlet ( iOS , Android , Chrome , Web ) Each student group could use a note on a Pallet page dedicated to the story being used for a discussion group.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Sign up for a free Mystery Science membership and receive access to tons of awesome standard aligned lesson plans and projects. Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code. Find projects open to students and the public at SciStarter.com , Zooniverse.org , and the iNaturalist iOS/Android app.?

Scholastic Makes Misleading Privacy, Security Claims in Services Directed to Children

Doug Levin

Many of the products are paired with Scholastic books that are marketed in schools to elementary-school-aged children (under the age of 13). The TombQuest chat room, for example, can be accessed at [link]. These forums can be accessed with the same log-in created on any of the book- or game-related subdomains. Scholastic offers a “Community” feature that can be accessed at [link]. Google Play (Android): [link].

An ‘Epic’ Fundraise: Children’s Digital Book Subscription Startup Nabs $8 Million

Edsurge

per month for unlimited access to the digital library. Available on the web, iOS, Android and Kindle devices, Epic currently reaches five million children, its co-founder Kevin Donahue claims, with 24 million books read in April alone. elementary schools. For children who have access Epic at both home and school, the platform offers linkages. These features may benefit students who are fortunate enough to have access at both home and school.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Educators can send content to one or more projectors from any location with network access. In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. MHL-enable ports let you project from Android devices, and, in some cases, charge them as well. Easy-access lamp doors save time, reduce frustration increase maintenance efficiency.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Arriving just a decade after the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 197 insured that students with disabilities have access to general education, its powerful recorder, transcription, and study tools take aim at the needs of reluctant readers. Sonocent offers a school pack that includes lesson plans and sample files for elementary and high school. Availability: 5/5 (iOS, PC, Mac, Web, Android in beta).

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Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

You can play the first episode using the player below, or subscribe on iOS , Android , Stitcher or RSS. You can subscribe to the Podcast on iOS , Android , Stitcher or RSS. Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Simulations are great when students need a real-life experience but may not be able to do it because of accessibility, control, or safety. There are tons of wonderful simulation apps available for iOS and Android devices! Don’t be fooled by the picture of the elementary students on the Kahoot web site. Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions.

Giving Students The World

Kyle Pace

Over the last few weeks in my district we have had The Google Expeditions Pioneer Program visit one of our middle schools and one of our elementary schools. If you’re wondering, when they visit your school they bring everything necessary to give your students the Google Expeditions experience: about 30-60 Google Cardboard viewers, Android phones (and chargers), Nexus 9 tablets, and they even bring their wireless network.