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

EdTechTeacher

Thanks to a recent partnership with Khan Academy , Duck Duck Moose has made its terrific Draw and Tell iOS app completely FREE. It would also be helpful if Draw and Tell provided ready access to the Camera Roll to insert video into animations.

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.

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10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students that require no registration. This is one of my elementary students favorite coding programs.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. You know, if I taught math, I’d be harvesting videos from the Khan Academy or places like that, rather than creating my own.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive. Khan Academy.

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5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Sal Khan TED Talk Urges Mastery, Not Test Scores In Classroom ).

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is suitable for elementary to teens. No registration is required for some of the activities, but free registration will give students access to more activities and the ability to earn badges. Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults.

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

Put simply, gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds too often are not identified as gifted, which causes them to lose out on access to a variety of gifted-and-talented programs at their local schools that could accelerate their development and social and economic opportunities. In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack (his name is disguised) started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. You are working with the teacher today, or you are working on a Khan Academy lesson today.’”.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

There are even options to go “unplugged” if you do not have access to devices in your classroom because students can learn computer science principles with something as simple as a deck of cards. Khan Academy tutorial: Learn how to draw with code (Javascript and ProcessingJS).

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

And then there’s Seoul Foreign School in South Korea, which serves about 1,500 students from elementary to high school, and where teachers have been using a hybrid approach for about a week, explains Tanya LeClair, a digital learning coach who is originally from Canada.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation – from Beth Holland & Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Salman Khan, creator of Khan Academy recently shared, “ Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart.” In Kristen Wideen’s elementary class, students launched #KidsCanCreateChange. This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Just Google it.) Khan Academy has become very popular for various tutorials on subject ranging from math and science to art and history! Simulations are great when students need a real-life experience but may not be able to do it because of accessibility, control, or safety.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In one survey, a large majority (80 percent) of math teachers reported that free instructional content from Khan Academy helped them challenge their most advanced students, and a smaller but still significant majority (66 percent) reported that it gave them extra capacity to help their most struggling students make the gains they needed. This summer, in fact, we finished the two-year opt-in period for blended learning at the elementary level.

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. They could easily access a library of lessons and assessments I’d created from scratch, or use. Khan Academy videos coupled with IXL exercises aligned to standards we were learning in class.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. Khan Academy ? TOOLS THEY USE HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY, PITTSBURGH ?

Future-Proofing College by Embracing ‘Purpose Learning’

Edsurge

In “The One World Schoolhouse,” Salman Khan of Khan Academy blames the “balkanizing habits of our current system” for denying students “the benefit—the physiological benefit—of recognizing connections”: Genetics is taught in biology while probability is taught in math, even though one is really an application of the other. Khan describes the detrimental effect of artificially separating narrow specializations and “ghettoizing” learning.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Bottom line: Access a hefty collection of reliable, ready-to-print, leveled passages that allow you to tailor lessons, assign online reading, and track progress. Khan Academy. Khan Academy Kids. Bottom line: With impressive supports for teachers, Kodable is a fun way for elementary school students to understand coding. Bottom line: These powerful science units capitalize on elementary school students' natural curiosity.

5 Fun Ways to Start Setting Goals with your Students Today

EdTechTeam

You may have a short video clip that highlights a character setting and achieving a goal, or you may have a video clip that explicitly teaches about goal setting, like these Khan Academy or BrainPOP videos. Accessed 11 Jan. Accessed 11 Jan. Here we are, January of 2020.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. Take a video from Youtube, Khan Academy or TeacherTube and crop it to use only what you need for your lesson, record your voice on top to explain, add clarifications, or add a video introduction. Quia also provides access to over 300 million shared activities from other teachers. How can you prepare students for workplace experiences that don’t exist yet?

Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School

Edsurge

Students at DCPS’ Burrville Elementary School complete an Hour of Code session. Code.org , Khan Academy , Codeacademy , and other educational organizations and companies feature special Hour of Code tutorials on their sites. Many teachers were thrilled that the tutorials were so accessible, and shared their vision for bringing the Hour of Code into their classrooms. said Cassandra Davenport, a technology coach at Powell Elementary School.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

And writing students at every level who are inspired by engaging prompts and able to share, collaborate, and access support and informative texts are happier too. A screenshot from a Mosaic Preparatory Academy fifth grader’s myONaccount.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Feature-rich literacy resource offers superb support for readers Bottom line: Access a hefty collection of reliable, ready-to-print, leveled passages that allow you to tailor lessons, assign online reading, and track progress. Khan Academy. Khan Academy Kids. Fun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum for teachers Bottom line: With impressive supports for teachers, Kodable is a fun way for elementary school students to understand coding.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Feature-rich literacy resource offers superb support for readers Bottom line: Access a hefty collection of reliable, ready-to-print, leveled passages that allow you to tailor lessons, assign online reading, and track progress. Khan Academy. Khan Academy Kids. Fun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum for teachers Bottom line: With impressive supports for teachers, Kodable is a fun way for elementary school students to understand coding.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Coding in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

For beginners, apps that use blocks rather than just coding language are more accessible. If you'd prefer to begin by teaching a particular coding language, you'll want to choose one that is common and accessible, like Python, Java, or Ruby. Khan Academy and Code Conquest each have some good ideas for this. Our Best Coding Tools lists for elementary , middle , and high school include the most highly rated options and detailed reviews. What is coding?

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. Khan Academy is another very successful and popular platform that produces short lectures, covering a variety of subject matter in the form of YouTube videos, with practice exercises for students and tools for educators. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

With code.org and other resources, block coding is an excellent place to start, especially with Elementary students - check it out! Code has been in our lives for years, and thankfully has now been mainstreamed so everyone can have access and learn.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

I remember being that shy little girl in my elementary class who would sometimes know the answer, or had a question, but didn’t feel comfortable speaking out. I wish my teachers had access to the digital tools and resources available in our classrooms today.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” This is the second major partnership the organization has made with the College Board , as Khan Academy is also its test prep site of choice for the SAT.