10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

In this session, we’ll share where we are now, emotional trauma and learning, how effective distance learning compares to face to face learning, how to take your class online, accessibility and equity, assessment, and project-based learning.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms


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. 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.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible


At this event, teachers will have access to some of the best education technology has to offer. Jesus Huerta is a sixth-grade teacher at Margaret Hedrick Elementary School in El Centro, California. Photo by Danny Silva – www.iteachag.org.

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


Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? In any event, apps need access to the Photos app to insert or “pull” Camera Roll content. The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access


It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Her cellphone’s data plan — the only way she could access the internet at home — wasn’t up to the task. Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning. Unemployed parents have a harder time searching for work when they can’t access online listings.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate. DOGO features thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, this is the leading online source of current events for students, teachers, and schools! DOGO is obviously an easy go-to for current events and non-fiction reading and for research in the inquiry classroom.

Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!


For the National Association of Elementary Principals Yahoo press release, click here. Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett The event truly was a special evening. Nick Provenzano, Eric Sheninger, Kyle Pace, Erin Klein, Joan Young, Adam Bellow The Bammy Awards Washington D.C.

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide


September 25, 2018) – California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) today announced it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School


Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve tweaked the lesson for my elementary students who are learning about spreadsheets. Here is an awesome free printable for elementary students to learn about math and color in the numbers to reveal a mystery picture (a heart owl).

Using Robots to Teach Young Elementary Students to Code

Graphite Blog

At my school, we've been teaching coding to our lower-elementary students for the past few years, and have incorporated robots from Wonder Workshop into the activities. I think the design of the robots and their friendly voices help make them very accessible and intriguing to the students. This allows students to have access to a much larger library of code blocks and a community where they can share their creations.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

In addition, many also post homework assignments, calendars of events, book lists, field trip itineraries, and so forth. They are not permitted to access or use those accounts during the school day. Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System Editor''s note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School


- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

How Access to Nature During The Schoolyear Can Help Students Thrive


Research into the cognitive benefits of green space is still in its infancy, but one of the stronger studies on the subject found a connection between increased green space and increased attentiveness and working memor y over a 12-month period among some 2,500 elementary school children.

Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

At the same time, Deirdre Sugiuchi, librarian at Oglethorpe Elementary, shared how she invited students to meet her one night at the library to sign up for library cards. This evolved into all of the 14 elementary schools signing up for a night to encourage families to visit the library.

Service Learning: Grants and FREE Resources to Help Your Students Serve and Grow

The CoolCatTeacher

WE Day – Six cities across the country host WE Day, an event where speakers, performers, and students who have been serving their community come together to celebrate service learning. Sponsored by We Are Teachers, The Allstate Foundation, and WE.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders


Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.” – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

But I’m talking about the research tool for Google Books that gives you access to millions of titles that are in the public domain. So I like the Google Cardboard Camera App , and the Streetview App , particularly the Streetview App is you have access to a 360 camera. (If

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

She is in Seattle, Washington, and she and I have actually spent some time together when I was out there at an event. Julie: Well, I am very passionate about the fact that I think that all children should have equal access to education.

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

We must integrate that with past events or memory, and process that in terms of our intellectual understanding in order to take the next step. I have information for you on our website, and I have an eBook for your listeners as well that they can access at our website, [link].

OPINION: ‘For our many Black and Brown children, the threats to their physical safety now and into the future are eating away at their insides’

The Hechinger Report

And schools, a place where children typically process events and emotions, are shuttered. Students would have access to adults who could help them process what is occurring and provide ways to ameliorate their terror. Our students are traumatized.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Because, really, it’s almost like the semantic web; it’s just accessing the web with your voice, right? All Subjects Amazon Alexa Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Librarians Teachers Technology Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. 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.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

” Students can use My Simple Show to explain a historical event, introduce a biological process, introduce a physical law, summarize literature, summarize a biography, discuss pros and cons, explain a law, etc.

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Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

So I started going the week before to the event or the field trip we were going on. I’ve done twelve for Portland, and it makes it one of the most accessible cities in the United States for people with this autism.

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Help Autistic Kids Travel by Making Ability Guidebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

So I started going the week before to the event or the field trip we were going on. I’ve done twelve for Portland, and it makes it one of the most accessible cities in the United States for people with this autism.

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Making Hip-Hop Music Videos to Bring History to Life in the Library: A Spotlight on Mt. Bethel Elementary


Bethel Elementary in Marietta, GA wanted to expand on a songwriting history research project she’d led with students in the past. Bethel Elementary. Finally, using iPad minis to access programs like Garageband and iMovie, students worked together to create their music videos.

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?


Teachers and other staff spend time sharing ideas and experiences, learning about school events and professional development opportunities, and solving problems that have arisen in the school and in individual classrooms. End Of Year elementary end of year time management

Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Any time when there is a crowd of people with lots of disposable income at a high ticket event who have the attitude of “wheels up, rings off” we will have innocent children who will be harmed unless we make this a priority.

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Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic


The immersive virtual event will also introduce students to the science behind addiction and underscore the impact of the opioid epidemic in communities that have been hardest hit. Working together, we can truly make a difference in the rapidly growing epidemic that is affecting our youth in unprecedented numbers around the country,” said Cheryl Lykowski, Elementary School Teacher, Monroe Road Elementary, Bedford Public Schools.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know


Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? Education Technology Access and Affordability Community Early Learning Entrepreneurship Policy & Government Data Privacy

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. Updates Learning Revolution Events Partner Spotlight Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Final Notes Updates ISTE Unplugged. Look for our upcoming email on Thursday which will detail the fun and free events coming up at the ISTE conference. One Week Calendar All events are listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Andrew Carnegie The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend.