Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice.

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. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. Michael Kimberlin, third- grade teacher, Pease Elementary School, Austin, Texas.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

School-to-home access allows students to continue their independent work at home, in blended learning models, extended-day programs, or libraries and other community centers. The game-based nature of the software keeps children engaged and interested in the content.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.”

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

Often the puzzles are a combination of physical activities and clues with a small digital component that’s easy to access. ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. These eBooks are instantly available with simultaneous access for every K-5 student in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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. This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. ClassPad can be accessed from tablets and computers. Students can access your materials through a unique URL.

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

Edsurge

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. He invested $500,000—90% from eRate dollars, 10% from the district—into increasing access points in the hallways of the 17 schools, and increasing bandwidth for the approximately 8600 students and 450 certified staff that needed online access.

Animonths: Use Splashtop Remote to Access Flash Animation

SpeechTechie

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

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. A number of other things that can happen a lot easier and a lot faster — for any school that has access to the internet. Unity is a software required to make games.

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Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

Kleinspiration

Science4Us: Overview Science4Us is a comprehensive web-based digital science curriculum for elementary students that includes all of the components necessary for teachers and parents to provide an exemplary science experience for all learners.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

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.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. K-12 Opinion STEM Technology accessBoy using a tablet. Photo: Jamel Toppin/Mint Images/ZUMA Wire. PLYMOUTH, Mass.

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Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

That effort began by having Vancouver’s librarians get trained in new software purchased by the district, so that they could train their school colleagues in turn. Columnists K-12 Tech Smart online learning Technology access

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

She uses a software program popular among architects and designers. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

Global Learning XPRIZE winners could transform US classrooms

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, the Global Learning XPRIZE announced two winners — Kitkit School and Onebillion —for a $10 million award for developing “software that empowers children to teach themselves basic reading, writing, and arithmetic within 15 months.” Software does not compete with schools.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Neill Gregory, Fresno Unified School District software engineer. “We’re We’re trying to avoid kids opting out because they see these super-smart kids are just going to win and [they] can’t compete,” said Paul Scott, coordinator of Fresno Unified’s software development team.

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What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

What once was pedagogy now seems better defined as digital pedagogy for classrooms with the advantages of easily accessible technology tools. A digital learning environment also means that students have access to resources digitally as well.

Closing the 30 million word gap

eSchool News

We thought that if we could help parents download [the software] and show them how to use it, then we could quadruple the amount of time it was being used.” Uncategorized literacy poverty reading software word gap

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

Neo LMS

We have stepped seamlessly into a world called the Internet of Things — a world of interconnected software and human interaction. More and more people now use virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers and their AI-powered software in an increasing number of aspects of their daily lives.

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How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Neo LMS

You can attract their attention to a specific point with the help of PowerPoint presentations, videos, interactive websites, or software lessons with the whole class in a single sitting. The interactive smart board is substituting the hanging projector in many schools across the United States.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

The files were also uploaded to the university’s software, enabling them to archive their thoughts, and access them during the semester. Google Forms in elementary school. Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum. And, students who were absent could access the materials from home and arrive prepared upon their return.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school. but less likely to engage the software to create lessons.

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The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen (Episode #1). People are starting to use these transcripts and I hope it helps those of you researching, wanting to quote the shows, or those with accessibility needs!

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009. On the contrary, it’s a whole category of different tools and software solutions that help students to become better and more productive.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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