5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

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Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

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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.

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Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

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Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Open Badges in Elementary School.

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year. Learn how she does it and why in this fun Wonderful Classroom Wednesday. Secret Agency on Education World. The Stranger Project on Education World.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom.

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#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

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Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. TRANSCRIPT #01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. We even had a grade 7 classroom (in which) this young girl was just so excited. You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

After diving into research and applying what she learned, Felicia and her elementary students have left behind a traditional way of teaching math and awakened to the exciting possibilities. ” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: The types of activities done in her classroom.

Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom

MiddleWeb

Wondering how to set up your new classroom? Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom is the book for you, writes teacher educator Linda Biondi. Or just ready to make some changes in your familiar space?

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

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For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom.

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Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

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Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Google Classroom. Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has been teaching for 17 years at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary school and has been blogging with students in the 4th and 5th grade.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

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When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Yes, there are mounds of curricula students must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. I meet with two groups of gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th, for a full day each week.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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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. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero , she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences.

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. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Education World is a well-known professional resource for teachers.

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

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Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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. Best of all, a teacher can customize an already created project as a template to help integrate into their own classroom.

Elementari

Technology Tidbits

*UPDATE - An educational portal has been completed allowing educators to create student accounts (up to 30 for free) and approve all stories before being published!!! I highly recommend checking out Elementari by clicking here !!!

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

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Dr. Rebekah Dyer – Bio as Submitted Dr. Rebekah Dyer is an associate professor in the college of education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. The courses that she teaches focus on special education.

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. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom.

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.

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

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Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject.

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Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. How can we as social detectives write a book that explains the social skills that are important for a successful classroom community?

Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

Using digital technology in the music classroom can be very rewarding, giving students ownership over their own creativity with the vast array of free music technology that is currently available.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

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Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.