Offering Electives to Elementary Students

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It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses. Being able to choose a class is huge, and this tends to keep kids motivated to learn ( Beyond the Classroom: Electives in school — essential or entertaining? ).

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. Learning tasks are authentic, relevant, and promote life skills outside of the formal classroom.

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5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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?

Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

User Generated Education

I am planning to do anti-racist activities with my elementary students (5th and 6th graders) this coming fall. It’s important for parents and for educators to be intentional about preparing our young people for the world that they are inheriting and living in.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

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. She has a Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation) from Charles Sturt University and is interested in digital game-based learning, innovative pedagogies and underpinning learning with technology.

Google Classroom Features to Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback in the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Google Classroom provides educators with multiple opportunities to monitor student progress and provide timely, targeted feedback. The Questions feature in Google Classroom creates streamlined opportunities for formative assessment.

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. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. Related Resources Flipgrid is an amazing tool to use for anything and everything in the classroom.

5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

As educators, our goal is to shape our students’ lives by teaching them in ways that produce well rounded individuals. Whether STEAM education is new to you or you’re already familiar with it, it’s a great way to excite students about learning.

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. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom.

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. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Students Teachers Tools

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. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school.

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. The benefits for doing so cannot be overstated: It sets the climate that cooperation and collaboration is an expectation in the 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. Book Reviews Class Space Design Becky Hunt elementary classroom eye on education families guide Linda Biondi mentors Routledge set-up trainers welcoming studentsOr just ready to make some changes in your familiar space?

5 Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

There are many benefits of technology in the classroom, so we’ve picked five of the most significant for this handy list. Read on for the top 5 advantages to technology in the classroom or visit our education solutions page for more insights on EdTech.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Nominate an Educator You Know for SMART’s Giving Greatness Contest. Don’t miss YOUR chance to nominate an inspiring educator and qualify you both to win an incredible classroom technology package! Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

Why we should let online elementary students lead

eSchool News

The role of elementary teachers has never been more important, especially as kindergarten through fifth grade students today are facing more change than ever before–from the effects of the pandemic to social media and stressful current events being right at their fingertips.

6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school

eSchool News

Thus far, conversations around esports have centered on collegiate and secondary levels, however, a recent change in the winds has shifted the conversation to elementary esports. I teach an elementary STEM class called iCreate in South Haven Public Schools.

Retraining an entire state’s elementary teachers in the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

But this fall, everyone at Viewmont Elementary School is in masks, so she has to listen more intently than usual. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed one-third of fourth graders in the state performing below the basic reading level in 2019.

Iowa’s Southwest Valley Community School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Science Instruction in Elementary School Classrooms

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, June 7, 2022) —Iowa’s Southwest Valley Community School District (SVCSD) today announced it is broadening its partnership with Discovery Education to support science education in elementary school classrooms districtwide.

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. The Secret Agents of Jordan/Jackson Elementary School” in Early Childhood Education Today. Secret Agency on Education World. The Stranger Project on Education World.

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. The Association does however acknowledge that screens offer children older than 6 a number of educational and social advantages and does not offer a prescribed limit, saying only that screen time should be managed within the context of other necessary activities for childhood development such as physical activity social contact, family time and sleep.

Edutopia Article – “Effective Uses of Technology in Elementary School” by Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Elementary educators, in particular, understand the need to regulate the amount of time students spend in front of a screen, and many of the activities in an elementary classroom are hands-on, active, and without the need for technology.

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. Felicia Casto @jfcasto28 has been in education for 13 years.

From digital citizenship to digital leadership in a South Carolina elementary school

Hapara

I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. Being in an elementary classroom, it is hard to help students understand how their digital habits affect themselves and others. Where we started .

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom. I love their book, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom , so much that we bought it for every teacher at my school.

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. 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? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

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. A diverse student population requires culturally competent educators. Identity-safe classrooms. The concept of “ identity safe ” classrooms, deserves some attention here.

Google Forms Features to Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback – for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

These strategies serve to collect timely and relevant academic data to inform instructional decisions by educators as they plan for instruction. The post Google Forms Features to Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback – for the Elementary Classroom appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

6 Ideas For Using Buncee in the Elementary Classroom

Buncee

Read on to see how Tyllie uses Buncee in collaboration with classroom educators. Below are six projects and activities that I have done with my students that could be easily incorporated into your classroom. Classroom Ideas Guest Posts

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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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!!! 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.

How to Teach Phonics and Decoding Skills to Elementary Students

Waterford

Explore how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction. In early reading education, phonics instruction includes helping students understand the alphabet principle—the idea that letters represent sounds in a systematic and predictable way.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations. While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm and criteria-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

Webinar: Teacher Mental Health In The Elementary Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Title: Teacher Mental Health: Proactive Remedies For The Elementary Classroom Teacher. He’s assisted educators in a wide variety of schools and organizations; he can quickly analyze your school’s classroom management needs and develop an effective training plan tailored to address them.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

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. She is on the MassCUE board of directors, a doctoral student, and hopes to change the world of education some day. Scroll down to see pictures of Rayna’s classroom.

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. Educators are using this easy-to-use tool to have students create interactive digital stories, digital portfolios, presentations, and even choose-your-own-adventures. Best of all, a teacher can customize an already created project as a template to help integrate into their own classroom.

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?

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

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. In today’s show about Seesaw, we’ll discuss: What SeeSaw does in the classroom. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom.

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

EdTechTeacher

Throughout my years as a K-8 technology teacher & coordinator, many people have asked me what Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders might truly do with computers in the classroom. 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? ” The Chromebook Classroom.

Kansas’ Shawnee Mission School District Initiates New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Elementary Science Instruction

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) — Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) in Johnson County, Kansas has initiated a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting science education. Those resources are: The Discovery Education platform.