Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Near the end of the blog I will also explore some of the valuable resources for the professional development of elementary school teachers.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). 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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5 Ways to Amplify Student Voice Using Technology

EdTechTeacher

Whether in a BYOD, one-to-one, or one-to-few device environment, educators can leverage technology to allow every student to share what they know, think, feel and understand in a meaningful way. Using technology inside and outside of the classroom not only gives students an opportunity to speak but also gives them a chance to be heard. Using these technological tools and pedagogical strategies can help improve students’ understanding and content knowledge.

The reason I am replacing my iPhone with an Android smartphone

Reading By Example

The Apple versions of their apps work fairly well on iOS, but the experience is much better within the Android operating system. For example, our elementary level administrative team houses all of our minutes, spreadsheets, and schedules in Google Drive. The native environment provided by an Android phone is certainly a plus in these situations. Integration Technology Android Google iPhone smartphoneGoogle, of course.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

I kind of showed them this App called Google Street View [link] which is on iPhone and Android. But what’s cool about it is that you can, either a 360 camera like the Ricoh Theta S, or you know Samsung has one as well now, or even your own camera on your iPhone or Android phone, you can actually create an upload your own 360 degree images to Google Maps. Now what did they learn as they did this, besides all of the incredible technology?

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

It installs on apps (or on phones and devices across the board, so Windows, Macs, Android, all of that). Again, I think the way it works — from the technology behind the scenes — I don’t feel like I’ve seen any slowdown whatsoever with any of them. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

SIMPLE TEACHING So, whether they have an iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, or Mac – students have a consistent view as they work on their video. I no longer have to give instructions by device or choose something like iMovie which only works on Apple devices or requires my students with Androids to bring in their sync cables. In my Computer Science course, my students have been studying the convergence of technology.

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Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

Augmented reality is the mix of technology and the real world. As students look through their iPhone/iPad/Android’s camera in the Aurasma app, all of that vocabulary would pop up as others explored the room. Tips: Learners can create augmented reality experiences from the Aurasma website, but to actually view the augmented reality, an iPhone/iPad/Android device with the Aurasma app is needed.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. I travel the world helping #physed teachers use technology more meaningfully in their classes. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology. So Jarrod, technology in P.E.,

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

With this kind of technology students can explain their own thinking when solving word problems, create a video tutorial demonstrating how to use an app or web tool, label and explain a diagram, or create instructional videos. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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3 free technologies to take PBL to the next level

eSchool News

Throughout my career, I’ve seen the extraordinary opportunities that students receive when they’re guided by truly talented teachers–like Christie and Tom Wolf from New Technology High School in Napa, Calif. And then there Lisa Anderson at Napa Junction Elementary School. 3 Free Technologies to Solve Common PBL Pain Points. That means Chromebooks, iPads, Android and iOS smartphones, netbooks, and every type of computer can be connected.

Using Tablets and Google for Education to Support Early Elementary Learning

District Administration

The right mix of technology and activities can help to establish foundational skills in grades K-3. In this web seminar, educators from C2E discussed how the school is using Android tabletswith Google Play for Education both inside and outside the classroom for research, projects, field trips and more, how these tools have helped students take ownership of their learning, and the keys to a successful implementation at any school or district

Technology can support social-emotional learning

Kathy Schrock

There was a small research study from 2015 by Iaosanurak, Chanchalor and Murphy that piqued my interest entitled “ Social and emotional learning around technology in a cross-cultural, elementary classroom. ” As outlined in the abstract: The purpose of the study reported on in this paper was to design and test an intervention with elementary-aged children to promote social and emotional learning around technology.

4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s tactile learning combined with technology. I’ve been showing this a lot in the past few weeks, and I think one of the things that we tend to do is we tend to look at a technology that we’ve been using for a few years and assume that everyone knows about it. I’m trying to do a better job of going back and revisiting certain technologies that I use all the time, and maybe a teacher or student doesn’t know.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness. For the past 20 years, I have used technology to teach children all over the world!

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

It has a 7” screen and runs on Android 4.2. Each step of the way they are supported and challenged as needed thanks to the adaptive technology built-in! 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.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Book Creator – Web, iOS and Android app to create and publish digital books with personal photos, audio, video, and more. Elementari – Create a free class account for up to 30 students. My Storybook – This web tool requires no registration and is simple to use with very young learners and elementary students.

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Use Monster Heart Medic to Diagnose a Healthy Lifestyle – From Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. A recent app developed by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science , and funded by a National Institutes of Health SEPA Award, serves as a great example for what we can achieve when we use technology in the service of community. iPads in the Elementary Classroom. Blog Featured Sabba Quidwai #ettsummer elementary Free Technology for Teachers Monster Heart Medic USC Keck Medical School

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Elementary to high school students love these tools that provide teachers with lesson plans and a standards-aligned curriculum. TinyTap (iOS/Android)- create simple, fun games with students’ images and sound effects. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. To help students compete in today’s digital world, it is increasingly important that coding is an integral part of STEM curriculum,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

She had her students use the Magnetic ABC app in conjunction with Book Creator (iPads/Android/Windows) to create Sight Word books. Particularly with older elementary students, consider having them create their own vocabulary books. These techniques could be applied to any other part-of-speech and adapted for a range of technologies. Beth Holland Blog Featured #ettipad Daily Genius elementary Kristen Wideen Literacy Centers Meghan Zigmond

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

Tips: Using an Android or iPads in the classroom? Anastasis Academy Fun & Games Geography Inquiry iPod Knowledge (remember) Language Arts Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Spelling Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) Websites competition literacy mathematics maths numeracy world world education games world literacy day world maths day world science day

Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

With this kind of technology students can explain their own thinking when solving word problems, create a video tutorial demonstrating how to use an app or web tool, label and explain a diagram, or create instructional videos. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Buncee , Elementari , My Story Book , Make Beliefs Comix , Storybird , and Book Creator are free digital storytelling web tools that students of all ages enjoy! Coding – My elementary students are currently ending the year completing Tynker coding activities. The end of the school year is approaching fast!

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! These are 6 characteristics of a great STEAM lesson I’ve adapted from EdWeek : Connect & integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math.

Flash & Thunder- Part graphic novel, part game, all fun and learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: INVICTA Challenge combines technology (in the form of an action-packed video game), a graphic novel, maps, an operation packet and an action figure that inspires kids to read and problem solve. The video game component will be available on iOS, Android, and online here.

SplashLearn - a game based learning program free for teachers and schools to use

Educational Technology Guy

SplashLearn is curriculum-aligned and covers Pre-kindergarten through Grade 5 for math, and elementary reading for kids from 3 to 8 years. Earlier this year, SplashLearn announced the release of its program for Android Devices. With availability on Android, one of the most popular smartphone operating systems in the world with over 86.6% This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon. Technology in the Elementary Classroom. Blog Featured #digcit Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Digital Compass Free Technology for Teachers Jennifer CareyCommon Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world.

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Book Creator – Web, iOS and Android app to create and publish digital books with personal photos, audio, video, and more. Elementari – Create a free class account for up to 30 students. My Storybook – This web tool requires no registration and is simple to use with very young learners and elementary students.

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How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011

Shake Up Learning

16:50] – Tony talks about the kinds of technology he has access to and the activities he’s been doing with his students. [19:37] In this fantastic conversation with @TonyVincent, you’ll learn to create a class brand using technology and creativity. Quik app for Android. Bio : After years of self-employment as an education and technology presenter, Tony went back to the classroom to teach fifth grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Elementary to high school students love these tools that provide teachers with lesson plans and a standards-aligned curriculum. TinyTap (iOS/Android)- create simple, fun games with students’ images and sound effects. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers.

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics. 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. The idea of quick to setup and use is so critical to me that I won’t adopt new technology without it. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

Edsurge

That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts. The game, publicly available today, works on web browsers and iOS and Android mobile devices. Education Technology Language Arts STEM Game-Based Learning

Active Reading Strategies Using the DocHub Chrome App – from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Much like many of the PDF annotation apps for iOS and Android, DocHub is an excellent option for the Chrome browser and Chrome OS. July 13-15: Enhancing STEM Curriculum with Technology OR Teaching English with Technology. July 20-22: Technology in the Elementary Classroom OR The Chromebook Classroom. July 23-24: Differentiating with Technology OR Teaching History with Technology.

10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029

Shake Up Learning

Did you know there are some features in Google Classroom that are ONLY available on mobile (iOS and Android)? Here are the step-by-step directions on iOS and Android. #2: Many teachers like to create topics for subjects (great for elementary), weeks, units of study, and more. Archival is now available in the Google Classroom mobile app on Android and iOS. The post 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.