Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools

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

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” So when the question of “ What purpose would Chromebooks serve in the Kindergarten, first, or second grade classroom? ” Chromebooks as the Building Blocks. The Chromebook Classroom.

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How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Monday Motivation Overcoming in Covid19 Teachers Web Tools

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades? When I first heard about coding in the elementary grades, I was really put off by it. Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere.

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Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. I will begin by discussing applications that work on a Chromebook for younger children, then older students and finally for adults and those who want to code for a living. You can code on a Chromebook. Many of the discussions on line will lead you to beleive that you need to install Linux on your Chromebook to enable the ability to code. However, Linux can now be installed easily on Chromebooks.

Lesson ideas for #chromebook Classrooms: Typing for Elementary Studentds

The Electric Educator

Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom. Chromebooks are compatible with many free resources and programs that can help students improve their typing speed and proficiency. The following typing tools are good options for elementary classrooms. chromebook #chromebookEDU ElementaryIf you find this lesson helpful, you will enjoy the 40+ lessons from the book! Pick up a copy on Amazon or at chrmbook.com !

Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

Shake Up Learning

The post Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! The new book, Google Apps for Littles by the dynamic duo, Christine Pinto , and Alice Keeler , is all about empowering our littlest learners – YES, kinder CAN use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! The post Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower our littlest learners!

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. This addresses a huge need for schools using Chromebooks, and one obstacle that kept some schools from adopting Chromebooks. This app was specifically designed for Chromebooks and allows you to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. Link ® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection.

The Secret to Chromebook Management for Schools

Vizor

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chromebooks are widely popular in the Education Sector. School districts buy thousands of Chromebooks at a time for their students. Google makes it an easy choice with Chromebooks’ durability, long battery life, and low costs.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

The thought of giving 30 kindergarten students their own Chromebooks might be daunting. We had surprising outcomes from students with special needs,” said Jamie Morgan, an elementary school teacher in the Wichita Falls ISD in Texas. Chromebooks made it really, really easy to differentiate instruction–I can’t imagine doing the differentiation that needed to be done without having the Chromebooks,” she said.

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

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

The Electric Educator

The Chromebook Classroom by John R. Sowash For the past year I have been working on my first book - The Chromebook Classroom. The Chromebook launched in 2009, and it was horrible! I was an early user of the first Chromebook, the CR-48. Chromebooks have outsold every other device. Just because a district, school, or classroom has Chromebooks does not mean that they are being used to their fullest potential. chromebook #GAFE

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This is a fun trick you can do with slides where basically you just speed up the slide show by hacking the URL just a little bit on the presentation so that you get each slide going by maybe a quarter of a second and you can either take actual photographs using the built-in webcam of your Chromebook or whatever device you have or you can just add images and move them around from one slide to the other.

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Next week I will be launching the Chromebook Classroom podcast to explore how Chromebooks are impacting education. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep. 05 | Jolanda Nederveld - K-4 Technology and Media Specialist, Oriole Park Elementary School ep. chromebook podcastI have always wanted to write a book and publish a podcast. I finished my book in November, so I decided to tackle the podcast!

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. 5 Idea Friday Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Mac STEM Students Teachers Web Tools Windows-PC

How to Teach with Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

“How can I use Chromebooks in my classroom? The Chromebook is an amazing classroom tool, but most teachers are only using a fraction of their potential. Starting July 15, 2017 I am leading three virtual courses on teaching with Chromebooks. Each course will take place in Google Classroom and features practical tips for using Chromebooks regardless of the grade or subject that you teach. I want to help you teach with Chromebooks this year! chromebook

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Students can read the same book at the same time on PCs, tablets, Chromebooks and more, inside and outside school. Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. OverDrive, an eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers.

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What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Class Set of Chromebooks. Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way. The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning. Don't let the tools dictate the learning. Buy as you see needs and desires.

Now Available: The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Season 1 of the Chromebook Classroom podcast is now available! The Chromebook Classroom Podcast was created to highlight how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Each episode features an interview with someone who is using Chromebooks to improve teaching and learning. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep. chromebook podcast

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If Screencastify is to Chromebooks what Explain Everything has been to iPads all these years — a formative assessment tool well-suited to any device running Google Chrome. This is great for math teachers and can turn your Chromebook into a very simple way of ensuring that you understand how students are working problems.

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

For a couple of years I've been trying to figure out a way to have an elementary tech team.I Our elementary school is piloting the idea of elective Friday's for fourth and fifth grade students. We then opened Chromebooks and made sure everyone knew how to log onto them, how to access Google Chrome, how to refresh a webpage, and how to look for help on a webpage such as being aware of ❔and ℹ️ icons, as well as help menus.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet. Currently, he is the Director of Technology for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School district where he and his team have implemented a highly successful 1:1 Chromebook initiative. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kinglsey elementary team (Rich Rountree, Sean Selby, Sara Trowbridge, Kendra Bell, and Lynn Alford) decided to leverage their class set of Chromebooks and turn a paper book report assignment into a digital process using Google Forms and Docs.

Lesson Ideas for #Chromebook Classrooms: Getting Started with Computers

The Electric Educator

Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom. About this lesson Young students will need to learn basic computer skills and knowledge in order to use their Chromebooks well. Lead them in the following activities early in the school year, so they can get comfortable using a Chromebook sooner. Computer Terminology Bingo: [link] Printable Bingo Card: [link] Simon Says - Chromebook Edition! Provide each student with a Chromebook.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE. Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

Creating and Collaborating in The Cloud with Chromebooks

Kyle Pace

Chromebooks have taken the education world by storm over the last few years. What can students actually do on a Chromebook? Chromebooks are made for this. If your school district is already using Google Apps for Education, the integration of Chromebooks is seamless. One of the best things about Chromebooks/Google Apps for Education I’ve said for a long time is that they do a great job at getting out of the way of student learning.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

Kleinspiration

A Chromebook of Course! - a review of the Acer and Samsung Chromebook - Imagine being able to open up a world beyond your classroom walls without breaking the bank. I''ve been wanting to get my hands on a Chromebook ever since I did a presentation up north with my friend John Sowash. John and I spent a day working with a district that was rolling out iPads and Chromebooks. I did the morning session on iPad training, and John did the afternoon session on Chromebooks.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Nobody really wants to carry the Chromebook or a laptop with you. Melissa is dual certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. Melissa Mann on episode 167 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom.

6 tips for making the most of your iPad and Chromebook carts

eSchool News

The elementary English teacher who is using a blended learning approach in her classroom, for example, has come to rely on that cart of fully-charged iPads or Chromebooks that’s rolled into her classroom at 8 a.m., Just managing the sheer number of devices alone can be daunting, not to mention getting the iPads or Chromebooks out into learning environment and ensuring that they’re scheduled, distributed, charged, and then prepped for the next day’s use.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

You don’t need a Chromebook or any other device with this case. Additionally, many schools also purchase Chromebooks and this case provides all of the functionality of Chromebooks and more using the iPad, in my opinion.

Legends of Learning: The Game-Based Science Platform for Grades 3-8

The CoolCatTeacher

So, whether you teach elementary or middle school earth science, life science, or physical science, you’ll find fun, exciting games for your students to play and learn. Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gifted Teachers iPads IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Mac Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) School Counselors Science Teachers Special Needs Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC