Open Badges in Elementary School

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Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota. I would like to be able to read this book.”.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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Second, not only did I want my learners to gain entrepreneur skills, I wanted them to experience the benefits of starting a company in order to raise money to give to a “cause” also known as a form of social entrepreneurship.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Programming in the Primary Grades Book Contest. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. But he’s also written a book, Programming in the Primary Grades, Beyond the Hour of Code.

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

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Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. I’d make a book.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

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Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. Every year my students do a coin drive, and they raise money to pay for the shipping of books.

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

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Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book “Sparks in the Dark.” Todd Nesloney @ TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

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has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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He is currently co-authoring a new ISTE book with Marty Park titled The Digital Citizenship Handbook for School Leaders: Fostering Positive Interactions Online. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Things to Know About Gen Z Kids

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She is the author of three books, including Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

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Book Releasing June 1: Setting the Stage for Rock-Star Readers: Help Young Children Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading Raising a Rock Star Reader Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Classroom Management Tip #2: Harry and Rosemary Wong’s The First Days of School book helped me with workflow so very much! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book “Ara The Star Engineer” (her 20% passion project at Google) that was a bestseller on launch day. The book is being translated to more than 10 languages and has been converted to many immersive experiences.

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Follett Expands Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

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Follett today announced its one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Books Reading News Literacy Ed Tech Ticker

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Also the book Making Thinking Visible can help you with these concepts. The Book: Making Thinking Visible. 02:43 Karen V : Yeah, now I don’t know if I can plug a book here but the…. 02:47 Vicki : Go ahead, plug a book, plug away.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

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Stacey Corrigan Stacey is a picture book author and second-grade teacher with 20+ years of experience. Her debut picture book, THE PENCIL EATER, will be released by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing in the next few months.

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

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Book: Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Ideas. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

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After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name. Books: Project Based Teaching.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEAM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

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The Imagine Project.org – Free Journals [link] – The Imagine Project: Empowering Kids to Rise Above Drama, Trauma, and Stress [Book]. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

8 Great Gifts for Administrators

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As an elementary principal, I could wear a different Christmas tie every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas and not get them all worn. Every child wrote their own chapter book. But I still have that bound book right in the entranceway. Yes: Autographed Book by a Favorite Author.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

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Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children. Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. Catherine: I was reading the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

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Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

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He wrote and edited the PBL Toolkit Series of books, rubrics for 21st-century success skills, and materials for Buck’s professional development programs. Books: Project Based Teaching.

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

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This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.). A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park [the book they read that inspired their project]. Books: Contributor to Connecting the Dots: Teacher Effectiveness and Deeper Professional Learning.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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Many teachers have older books that were not written to the standards and therefore don’t cover the new content. Elementary teachers have been especially challenged for the first time to fit science instruction into their day,” said Kristen Mayfield-Evanishyn, Marketing Manager at Carolina.

Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary

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28, 2018 – Carolina Biological Supply Company, the leading school science supplier, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center recently launched the new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ Engineering modules for students in grades 1 to 5.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

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They were not a Disney company, but Disney purchased them in the last 18 months. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Physics for Babies? Books That Expand Science Understanding

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When Kelly Barrales-Saylor was a new mom, she got a lot of children’s books as gifts. Most were simple books about shapes, colors and letters. When reading to his kids, Ferrie noticed that most books used animals to introduce new words.

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners Announced

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BOSTON, MA, and New York, NY —May 31, 2018—Today The Horn Book, Inc., and The Boston Globeannounced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

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

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

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

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Owl Eyes is a new, simple-but-powerful, and FREE web-app for reading classic books with your students. Discussions happen inside the book , so as you discuss, you’re literally “all on the same page.”. What Books Are Included?

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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You can investigate through a book. She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Then they even started to go the library and find books for their friends.

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

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Not too long ago I was on Amazon looking at books like I do and I came across this awesome book that I had to immediately order. It’s called The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough , and I saw that Wade and Hope King wrote the book.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

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x11” page size, so if I want it to look like a real book or possibly print it as a real book, and then you just go to Download As… and you can download it as a PDF. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Book reviews, journals, or opinions. So, for example, they can display a book cover on the screen and explain about the book or give their review. Sometimes, you may just want the student to read a book excerpt or a part of an article.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE. We should have many more blended courses on the books next year. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.