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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

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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. Epic app (free) works on multiple platforms - https://www.getepic.com/ students have individualized e-book libraries based on their interests. This is a student-driven digital portfolio.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

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He is charged via USB and programmed via an app (iOS or Android) to move, spin circles, dance, sing, draw, or any number of other actions. After I played around a bit–watching him roll in circles, turn his head, and chatter–I went to the App store (also available for Android) and downloaded the free apps that go with the robot. The Elementary Wonder Pack: Comes with Wonder’s award-winning Dash and Dot robots, accessories, and curriculum guides.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. As digital equity discussions matured and hyperbole became reality, educators found that those loudly-touted digital devices often became paperweights. Turns out — and not really a surprise — the cost of the digital devices was minor compared to the cost of the websites and webtools required to meet goals.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

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Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. The Kentucky Virtual Library has an incredible interactive infographic that walks students through the research process! Upper elementary to 12th grade will enjoy Code.org and Made With Code.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. There are a lot of digital note-takers that can tape a lecture or a class or even a conversation. Create digital flashcards with Audio Notetaker by exporting the data to a file that then plays on an iPod or smartphone.

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Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

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They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Currently, I am the Computer and Technology Teacher for over 450 elementary students at a STEM Charter School. Remember to ask parent permission and have a Digital Use Policy signed by parents and students when integrating technology. Buncee to create digital stories, digital posters, and more! Upper elementary and older enjoy Code.org and Made With Code.

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Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

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L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, [link] which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. This year's book will again focus on creativity, imagination and digital storytelling where classes around the globe can create a page and bring it to life with Buncee. DIRECTIONS: We will use Blackboard collaborate to explore the digital resources.