Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

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

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years. Can be accessed at [link]. Here are the two Pi Kahoots I did with the students: Accessed at: [link]. Accessed at: [link].

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Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider


Several edtech products and platforms are also aiming to simplify the process for teachers so that accessing actionable information in a student’s’ learner profile is as timely and seamless as possible. Learner Profile Prototype Examples. Learner Profile Template (Elementary).

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners.® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). 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.

Read by Example Newsletter: Next Steps

Reading By Example

The spring of that year, I resigned my position as an elementary principal in another district. In addition (and I don’t want to get ahead of myself), subscribers would have full access to any eBooks and eCourses available for purchase on the blog. Am I able to access a free trial to see if I would want this subscription? With that, anyone willing and interested to write a compelling post for the blog will receive six months free access to the site.

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. One way to increase the accessibility of classrooms is to remove any unnecessary distractions. Educators must consider additions to assignments to ensure they are accessible for all students.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

It’s also worth noting that because many of these schools serve far smaller numbers of students, the decline in percentage of schools offering AP classes does not represent a proportionate decline in the number of overall students able to access AP coursework. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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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? For example, a student might be writing or drawing a story with an app that can insert videos, but the app itself cannot make a video.

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.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning? Veronica: One thing I’ve noticed is that attendance-wise, kids are able to keep up and access whatever is going on in class even when they have to miss school.

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.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts


Often the puzzles are a combination of physical activities and clues with a small digital component that’s easy to access. ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES. They might decide to let that student try a puzzle beforehand, for example, so he knows what to expect during the activity.

Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. Questioning strategies can be done every day, and can be opened with a question that has varied, interesting, and accessible answers.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Cathy Davis Hayes is an elementary art teacher at Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick.

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. Then they’re able to access the material that I want them to. Vicki: Can you give me an example of a recent Hyperdoc lesson? Give me an example.

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My New Intel All-In-One PC, Before And After #IntelAIO (Perfect Touchscreen PC for Elementary!)


Take the personal computer, for example. An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Keep in mind as you''re reading this review that I am not a technology specialist. The AIO is now a permanent component of our digital workstations , allowing easy access to many different learning platforms. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Can you give me an example of where you tried to be that teacher that you never had, and it did make a difference? Tom: You know, I think one of the best ways in 2017 is to meet new people, and to really have good access to quality of text in front of us… is Twitter.

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.). He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first.

3 Great Ideas for Your Elementary Makerspace that will be a HIT with Young Students!

My Paperless Classroom

Don’t dumb down ideas for younger kids, just make the tools more accessible, and make sure they have enough pieces and ideas to get started. Here are 3 fun examples. In my Makerspace, I get to work with grades PreK-6.

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.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, since I started teaching moviemaking with my students in 2006, I have used a Storyboard Dictionary of shots that I originally adapted from the American Film Institute. To access these features, just toggle from Auto to Pro.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, you might want to make sure that students understand how the advanced Google search works. For example, if you’re focusing on comma use, then have them find three issues.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. In the resume example shown below, you can see that I pulled in a video from the web.

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) is one of the best examples I have seen when it comes to effective blended learning at school. blended learning personalization Personalized Learning Wells Elementary School

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.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. Then they’re able to access the material that I want them to. Vicki: Can you give me an example of a recent Hyperdoc lesson? Give me an example.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access.

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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. And if you want to see an example of it, CNN even uses it to make some of their multimedia timelines.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

They are examples of things he is using and that he has presented about virtual reality. Vicki: So what are some of your favorite examples when you’re trying to convince people that this is a great model? In Second Life, I’ve visited the surface of Mars, for example.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: I know, for example, I have a lot of kids who have ADD or other things. 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].

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

When I started making math more visual, I was able to access all the learners in my classroom. Vicki: So give me an example of how you’ve made math visual. So for example, if I’m counting donuts in a box, it’s great to have a context.

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5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

To give you an example, like staff… I went to one school once and they all had t-shirts on that said, “We are not a bully school!”. Parents: In Allegany County, Maryland have on their website information that you can access, but also submit and anonymous incidence report.

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