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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room.

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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success. performing formative assessments.

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Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum

eSchool News

Historically, English language learner (ELL) instruction has primarily focused on reading and writing. Middle school students are still at the elementary level, and upper elementary students are still figuring out the basics of numeracy.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

eSchool News

Cognitive Skills Science is a great addition that will help teachers differentiate instruction, as well as assess students’ understanding of key concepts,” said Elizabeth Was, a teacher at Mark Fine Elementary School in Las Vegas. News STEM Top News

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Again, this years list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focuses on programming/coding. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Socrates - A cutting-edge new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction through game based learning. Badaboom - A new game based learning tool (similar to Kahoot) where educators can make quizzes/games to assess student's learning.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

techlearning

The program can help elementary teachers fit science into busy school days. Teachers need a variety of ways to deliver concepts and differentiate instruction in order to reach every student. Digital simulations offer formative assessment that gives instant feedback to students.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The first is differentiated instruction.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

To help achieve this goal, the district is creating modern learning environments by introducing Discovery Education’s dynamic digital content into classroom instruction at selected MCPS elementary and middle schools. A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information.

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Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Oncore - A free to use iPad app for teachers that acts like an all-in-one Learning Management System, where educators can assess students, take attendance, communicate w/ parents, and much more. Students can also work on their STEM skills and learn the basics of programming.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students [link] Chromebook Apps and Extensions for Elementary Teachers [link] 3 Simple Ways to Zip and Unzip Files on a Chromebook [link] Take Your Reading Offline With These 5 Chrome Apps [link] Geddit free web-based student response system for gaining valuable information about student understanding. Real ti me feedback from students for formative assessment.