How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Her blogging work flow.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos on episode 373 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Blog: amymburns.com .

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Evelyn Hamlin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored blog post.”

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman on Episode 353 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year.

Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. Finally, a finished story can be embedded into a site/blog to help schools abide by COPPA/CIPA compliance.

Elementary Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any elementary teachers interested in using them have access!

Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. Finally, a finished story can be embedded into a site/blog to help schools abide by COPPA/CIPA compliance.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Blog: [link].

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Read our previous blog posts on Assessments and Personalization for the bigger picture.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson.

A Deepish-Dive Into an NGSS-Aligned, Elementary School Lesson Roadmap

The Journal

In this week’s blog, we examine a specific NGSS lesson, implemented in the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, that has third-grade students using their “three-dimensional science learning” to actually build a small toy that moves

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science.

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.

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Felicia Casto, a 2017 Milken Award Winner on episode 48 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

MEET MY NEW PODCAST: The 10-minute Teacher Show-- for Remarkable but Busy Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In line with the theme of this blog, student-centric and user generated educational techniques. I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 3 - An Interview With an Elementary Educator

Education Elements

This blog series is made up of interviews with education leaders who work with digital content, curricular resources, and instructional tools.

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

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders. After all, they live in a digitalized era, which obliges them to have the basis for technological proficiency yet in elementary grades.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

Kleinspiration

With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. Blog Preparing for Summer summer learning loss summer slump

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.

Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom

EdTechTeacher

The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Blog Featured Tom Daccord #ettipad #ettsummit Draw and Tell elementary Free Technology for Teachers iPads

Blogs.com Top 10 Blog: Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

award winning blog award winning edu tech blog blogs.com elementary teacher blog teacher blog top 10 blog top teaching blog I''m humbled and honored to be named as a Top 10 Blogger according to Blogs.com in the Teaching category. There is an amazing list of teacher bloggers you can check out. To view the complete list, please click here.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. ” The post Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom appeared first on Christensen Institute. Education Blog“Everyone was doing the same thing.”

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #2 – Using BeeBots in an Elementary Language Arts Lesson.

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

Maria and I became friends about two years ago after connecting through the blogging world. One of my favorite stories to share with my students is The Potato Chip Champ by award-winning Michigan author, Maria Dismondy.

Flipped Learning For Elementary Instruction

Turning Learning On Its Head

Jon, along with Aaron Sams has completed the 5th book in the Flipped Subject. You can purchase the book by clicking HERE. Note that the books should ship January 28th.

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

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. Blog Featured Tom Daccord iPad

BYOD in Elementary Schools

EdTechSandyK

Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. But elementary school is a different animal!

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Elementary Students Tweeting

ignitionEDU

I chose to grab the RSS feed for that blog and embed that beside the submission form. I’m looking forward to getting more of our elementary students practicing their digital citizenship skills while also highlighting the great work our students are doing at my school.