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Offering Electives to Elementary Students

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Electives are typically chosen based on interests, passions, a need to learn something new, and/or because of future goals. It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses. I have a very strong need to learn new things.

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. ” ( Young Kids Need to Learn About Social Entrepreneurship ). Schedule of Learning Activities.

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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?

Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

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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. In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia.

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

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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.

Why we should let online elementary students lead

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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.

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. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

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.

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. From increased engagement to more inclusive environments, the correct application of EdTech improves a wide range of learning outcomes.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis. 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. Identity-safe classrooms.

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

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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Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

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I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. The teachers generously agreed, and below are their examples of inspiring yet practical examples of project based learning at the K-5 level! Learn more here!

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.

Among Us Classroom Style: Another Case for Game-Based Learning

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I cannot adequately express how grateful I am for educators’ generous and giving personalities as well for the social media platforms where they share resources and ideas. Since I know how much my learners love Among Us , I did an internet search for its use in classroom settings.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

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I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. We were what would be called the “locked-down learning” method. The following four key ideas were developed to include in classroom instruction.

Team Building with Elementary Students

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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. It’s whole body-mind learning.

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

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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. An Odyssey into 21st Century Learning” Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach. The Secret Agents of Jordan/Jackson Elementary School” in Early Childhood Education Today. Secret Agency on Education World. The Stranger Project on Education World.

Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level

EdTechTeacher

In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Google Classroom, Seesaw). Join Tom the week of June 22 for a virtual workshop, ‘ How to Facilitate Project Based Learning in Remote Environments ’.

Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Activities

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For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.) The machine learning activities I describe below are part of their larger Artificial Intelligence elective. Introduction to Machine Learning Via Videos. Machine Learning with Marshmallows and Tiny Sorter.

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

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But this fall, everyone at Viewmont Elementary School is in masks, so she has to listen more intently than usual. What we have learned with our kids is we have to be incredibly explicit with everything we do.” HICKORY, N.C. – “Mmm, ah, tuh.”

Model Teaching–How Today’s Educators Learn

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Thousands of teachers every year take education classes to renew their license, move up to the next salary range at their school (I did that–often), or learn teaching skills they didn’t get in their degree program (like remote teaching or in-depth technology).

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

EdTechTeacher

After many months of remote learning and tuning into a device for synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences, many teachers and students might be ready to move away from digital experiences and return to analog activities for learning.

Benefits of Using Board Games in the Classroom

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Years ago I brought board games into my classroom. I started bringing them back again this year after remote learning due to the COVID pandemic. I understood this was a problem throughout our time doing remote learning from March, 2020 through the end of the 2021 school year.

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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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.

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.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Sometimes we’re teaching specifically to the students to learn coding, to learn about loops, or to learn about a variable. We even had a grade 7 classroom (in which) this young girl was just so excited. They quickly learn it that morning.

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. If you’re tired of boring, traditional math instruction, listen and learn from Felicia Casto. ” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: The types of activities done in her classroom. The 3 Act project-based model of learning math.

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

EdTechTeacher

Formative assessment strategies can be used to evaluate student understanding throughout the learning process. These strategies serve to collect timely and relevant academic data to inform instructional decisions by educators as they plan for instruction. Would you like to learn more?

#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. Even worse, some teachers just use them for “game day” and miss the opportunity they have to do help students learn with them. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

6 Ideas For Using Buncee in the Elementary Classroom

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Read on to see how Tyllie uses Buncee in collaboration with classroom educators. Buncee has a wide variety of media features, so my students can experiment with using a combination of text, video, audio, and images to demonstrate their learning. 2.Language Learning Flashcards.

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

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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.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations. The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

Webinar: Teacher Mental Health In The Elementary Classroom

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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.

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.