Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

There is a collection of magazines that include articles about animals, plants, stars, etc. I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math Books for Elementary Grades. Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class. Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6. Celebrate Pi With Your Students.

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Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

The following video and articles were reviewed with the learners: How To Write A Good Game Story – [link].

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


I encourage you to also check out this article on "Students Using Lexia Reading Core5 and How They''ve Made Dramatic Gains of Two or More Grade Levels During the 2013-2014 School Year."

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Educational Software for Elementary Students: 9 Expert Picks


But with all the educational software for elementary students to choose from, where do you start? In this article we’ll look at: What educational software can look like The best math software […].

Newtown - Sandy Hook Elementary

Educational Technology Guy

I was at one of our elementary schools working with a principal on some technology ideas when we started to get the news about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, just 15 miles north of us. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Friday was a shocking day.

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom


You can read more in this article about how these structures aren't one more program, but a better way to teach any program. TeamWork Made Easy - Thanks to ClassDojo ~ It's never about the tool itself. it's how you use it ~ I've used ClassDojo for a number of years in a number of ways.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students


With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. Besides, newspaper articles will be useful too. Any educator knows autumn is the season when we have to restart everything from the beginning.

Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom


The post Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom appeared first on EdTechTeam. Apple Teacher AppleEDU Article Pedagogy #appleedu #appleteacherToday’s learners need to know how to ask and answer their own questions. They need to be independent thinkers and not always given questions provided by teachers.

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? The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP. In addition, you can read various EdTechTeacher App Smashing posts and articles at [link].

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

The CoolCatTeacher

Melissa Mann on episode 488 When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page , teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools.

Responding to @alicekeeler’s article on memorizing math facts & @joboaler’s book #mathchat


Like Alice Keeler, I was terrible at timed math assessments in elementary school. In elementary school, I never felt that I shined in math. Math was totally my thing, but the way math was taught in Elementary School didn’t really allow me to see this. Below are my thoughts in response to Alice Keeler’s I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not. Alice Keeler’s post really spoke to me.

My Student Leadership Takeaways

The CoolCatTeacher

Recently, I sat down with and was interviewed for an article Building Student Leadership. Read the full article to dive deep. This article is sponsored by Campbellsville University.

[PL Summit Series] Go Big or Go Home! Personalized Learning Summit Workshop, Yuma Elementary School District One

Education Elements

Michael Fullan describes the necessity of harnessing the power of “new pedagogical innovations with technology,” in his article, “Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform.” He continues by stating that the advances in digital content for educational purposes involve key elements needed for increased student achievement. These include, “engagement; entertainment; ease of access to information and data; group work; humanity; social relevance, and so on.

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter.

27 Word Work Apps for the Elementary Classroom

Fractus Learning

This article will provide an extensive list of iOS word work apps. Whether a teacher uses Daily 5 in the classroom or not, word work is an important piece of student daily learning.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition, Liz has published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership, School Administrator Magazine, Scholastic, Edutopia, ISTE’s Edtekhub, and Learning and Leading with Technology.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Put It On Your Calendar In the article “ 5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions into Student Learning ,” that I authored for Edutopia, I shared the importance of making time for genius hour or 20% time projects.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. It was also strengthened by the powerful literacy instruction he has received at Howe Elementary School in Wisconsin Rapids.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools is a helpful article that I wrote for Edutopia. Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Other Related Articles: Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers. Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

However, it can take so much time for teachers to find appropriate articles, reading levels, and content related to what is happening in the classroom. Articles relating to standards can be found in a snap. Students can filter by subject and see articles of interest.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. 5 Idea Friday All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship?

Segregation in Steel Valley: How these Pittsburgh-area elementary students are separated by race and academic performance

The Hechinger Report

The Steel Valley School District operates two elementary schools in a shoulder of the Monongahela River. When Terrance Frey learned that his son’s school, Barrett Elementary, is 78 percent black and Park Elementary is 84 percent white, he was shocked. “It The Steel Valley School District has an overall enrollment that is 38 percent black, 6 percent multiracial and 54 percent white, but its elementary students specifically are divided along racial and socioeconomic lines.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School


- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve written about their 150 nonfiction science and history articles and how they support inquiry-based learning. Administrators All Subjects Education Education Trends and Topics Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes, you may just want the student to read a book excerpt or a part of an article. Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool.

3 Meaningful Ways to Boost Your Word Study


Articles Vocabulary curiosity Immersion Week middle grades Pam Koutrakos study cycles teacher word use upper elementary word studyWhen it comes to learning new words, a few minutes goes a long way, says author-consultant Pam Koutrakos.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

They shared an article in The Washington Post , and the leader of the programs said that they have been truly just been overwhelmed with the requests for information about this pilot program.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

For purposes of this article, I’m going to work on a binary number video. All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

And Geometry by the way, because I taught everything from elementary through Ph.D. I have an article that went out this March that is the story of a little boy whose teacher told them you can’t subtract three from two.

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