Three Examples: Elementary Charters Instructing Young Children at a Distance


To wrap up this unusual National Charter Schools Week , we have been thinking about some of our youngest and most vulnerable learners: students attending elementary grades. Without digital resources, some students have more access to their teachers—in all subjects—than other students.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

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A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

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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? 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.

Too few parents talk to their kids about race and identity, report finds

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That’s one of the main findings of a new report by Sesame Workshop , which surveyed 6,070 parents of children ages 3 to 12 and 1,046 teachers from preschool to fifth grade. The authors of the Sesame Workshop “Identity Matters” report surveyed 6,070 parents of children.

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

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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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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A fourth-grader makes a puppet while his teammate works on writing a script at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlight in New York, Florida and Free Internet Access


Several internet providers are offering free internet and Wi-Fi access to homes with K-12 or college students in an effort to help with distance learning. Also, many communities , including Palm Beach in Florida , are partnering with local companies to get more than 11,000 digital devices into the hands of students who need them to participate in online classes, as reported by WPEC on March 20. . Elementary school students will have a 2.5-

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.

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


While a teacher''s personal computer is used for traditional PC things, like spreadsheets and reports, it can also be utilized as a gateway to so much more. 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.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

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Pre-K quality and accessibility have received much attention over the past 15 to 20 years and state and federal policymakers continue to allocate resources and prescribe policies geared toward ensuring high-quality pre-K experiences. Alyssa Auck.

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. You can read the full report. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

School system makes world languages available to military and ELL families through digital access program

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Middle and high school students and adult learners also have access to the program outside of the classroom to study at their own pace. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money


This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. In Sheppard’s eyes, every student should be equipped with a piece of technology so they can access their digital content whenever they need it.

The Social Media Game Elementary School Students Should Be Playing

The Innovative Educator

Most recently I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of elementary students about social media and which platforms they are using. New levels give access to new animations and access to chat rooms reserved for MovieStars at higher levels. If they continue block and report them. I''m a student voice advocate.

The saga continues: Report finds ongoing iPad problems at LAUSD

eSchool News

What ensued instead was a costly debacle, and, in its wake, a fledgling, problematic recovery, described in a new report released September 2. That’s also what they said last year after the same researchers raised similar issues in their initial report.

3 reasons elementary schools should adopt an LMS—and where to begin

eSchool News

Through my work with educators across the country, I know the number of elementary school districts and administrators turning to LMS adoption is increasing for all grades—preparing students at a young age to use the technology they will need to master for high school, college, and beyond.

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Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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House Bill 187 would provide additional funding to enable school districts to employ a professional school counselor in every elementary school , with priority going to school districts with low accreditation levels.

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.). National Institutes of Health Report “ Middle School Student Attitudes About School Drinking Fountains and Water Intake ” [as quoted in the show].

FREE MATH FUN: The Matific Games are Here

The CoolCatTeacher

While you’re there, sign up to get your free access to Matific for the games. Track Students’ Progress With Performance Reports. You can understand how students are doing and get feedback by running snapshot reports.

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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. After students shoot content and upload it to Dropbox, a team of students can access and preview the clips on any device using Dropbox and pull them into Premiere Rush.

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Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

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Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. The Gates Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.). Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. It was the kind of report students traditionally deliver orally to their classmates.

Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

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Rising fourth graders listen as a teacher reads a book at an elementary school summer program in Silver Spring, MD. The seminal Coleman Report published in 1966 showed that student outcomes inside the classroom are predicated on their circumstances outside the classroom.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

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Photo: Alexandria Neason for The Hechinger Report. Teachers are doing their best in an unprecedented and constantly changing situation, but the varying amount of training districts are providing has created a patchwork of quality and gaps in accessibility.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Torsh TALENT, Teacher Impact Reports, Listenwise


The platform is very straight forward, so it allows for easy access to your own videos and minimal challenges with uploading additional resources. Teacher Impact Reports Patrick is a Math, Science, STEM & Assessment Coordinator at an Illinois district. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Teacher Impact Reports? Our use of Teacher Impact Reports has been the total reverse.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

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Ideally, Noguera said, kids would also have access to after school programming providing enrichment activities like art or robotics to balance out ramped-up instruction. The post Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, in fifth grade, the state report is a big thing in California. Because, really, it’s almost like the semantic web; it’s just accessing the web with your voice, right? Episode 108 with Bill Selak From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

Parents: In Allegany County, Maryland have on their website information that you can access, but also submit and anonymous incidence report. 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

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Photo: Yunuen Bonaparte for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Yunuen Bonaparte for The Hechinger Report. High school counselors also study alongside middle school and elementary counselors for whom college and career planning is less of a priority.

Market for Social-Emotional Learning Underdeveloped, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Ed tech can help students develop critical social and emotional skills and character traits, but the market for such tools is currently underdeveloped, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. ” The groups believe that SEL is most effective when introduced via direct instruction in the early years, and when embedded through schools’ core curricula in the elementary and secondary years.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina. With everything shut down, the chronic issue of home internet access became an immense and acute challenge.

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Maria Alejandra Cardona for The Hechinger Report. These students are increasingly the children of parents who helicoptered them through elementary, middle and high school or who didn’t go to college themselves and can’t provide much help with it.

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Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

And remember that if you want to report suspected trafficking call the national human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. They may talk about being in a hotel, but they are a child so they would not usually have access to a hotel.

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High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

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Photo: Iris Schneider for The Hechinger Report. Leave this field empty if you're human: The massive Los Angeles Unified School District , where 73 percent of the 694,000 students are Hispanic, has started infusing even its elementary schools with the college-going message.

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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? Check out these EdSurge reported articles and op-eds on the topic.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

Once a month, the virtual specialists are trained via a webinar by Joy and JoAnn on a topic from the framework document, and they record the webinar, put it on YouTube and host the link in the in the edWeb community, so it’s accessible to teachers at any time.