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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.

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.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


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How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom


If this is how you know ClassDojo , I highly encourage you to stay tuned over the next few weeks as you will notice the platform evolve into a tool that better aligns with an engaging, student-centric classroom environment.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. It helps with accountability, cutting down paper used in the classroom, and allows students to explain their thinking in multiple ways (video, audio, photo, drawings, blog, etc).

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!


From "White-Room" to Classroom - Enter the G i v e - A w a y at the Bottom of this Post - Prior to entering the profession of teaching, I studied Interior Design at Michigan State University for a bit more than three years. I have this same set up in my second grade classroom.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator.’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. Producer of online courses in 30,000 classrooms. Short 20-hour courses for elementary school.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?


It encourages diversity thinking and creativity in the classroom, teaching students to work independently and pursue their passions. Other than that, students can have access to ipads, stationary, as well as classroom library to research their ideas.

Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators


The post Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Tools best websites elementary teacher sites lesson ideas resources Teacher ResourcesThe Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you.

How our elementary school got a tech makeover

eSchool News

Kids gravitate to technology in the classroom, so it makes sense for teachers to utilize digital projectors—that is, unless no one can see the lessons they display. This was our situation a couple of years ago at Northwest Elementary School in Chatsworth, Ga.,

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!


I believe that a classroom operates best when it resembles a team or a family. books for character education classroom read alouds Maria Dismondy pink tiara cookies for three Spaghetti in a hot Dog bun The Juice Box Bully The Potato Chip Champ

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Results of the study revealed that the average student in a classroom using DreamBox improved nearly 4 percentile points on NWEA MAP assessments after only 14 hours of DreamBox usage. Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach.

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. 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!

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 Kingsley elementary team has graciously allowed me to share their story and copies of the documents that you can use!

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

The instructional walks, brief classroom visits in which I would write my observations down and share them as feedback with the teacher, did show an increase in the frequency of student discussion during instruction but not in higher level questioning.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!


When I thought about my own classroom space, I went to sit in one of my student’s desks. Why can’t my classroom look like a creative play space in a museum or the children’s section of a Barnes and Noble? You can also click here to see my classroom from last year.

ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

Class Tech Tips has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers. Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics.

How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

eSchool News

It’s no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. Despite renewed interest, calls for funding, and presidential appeals, true STEM integration is missing from a large number of classrooms across the country.

Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

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.

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


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. When students walk into our classrooms, we teach them to use pencils, paper, and folders.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. In this Thursday, Oct.

Flipping the Elementary Classroom with Chuck Rieger

Turning Learning On Its Head

FLIPPED ELEMENTARY FLIPPED MATH RADIO SHOWJon had a chance to chat with veteran 4th grade teacher Charles “Chuck” Rieger about how he is flipping his class with great success. Flip Side Radio Jon Bergmann had a chance to chat with veteran 4th grade teacher Charles "Chuck" Rieger about how he is flipping his class with great success.

Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost


Samantha McBurney Learning Environments With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning

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.

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom


Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

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BYOD in Elementary Schools


Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. But elementary school is a different animal!


Why I Hack My Classroom

EdNews Daily

A static classroom environment traditionally found in NYC public schools. . Yet, every day, over three million educators in this country are forced to make do with the factory-model classrooms of the early 20th century. To achieve this, I hack my classroom.

Free Classroom Brain Break Videos!


Classroom Brain Breaks from GoNoodle - click here to give it a try - I am SO excited to share my FAVORITE new site with you. brain breaks class brain breaks go noodle gonoodle zumba for elementary

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7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


Paperless Classroom and Assessments : The program is simple to use but robust in features. I do know that many 1:1 classrooms have transitioned into a fully paperless classroom with the help of Go Interactive.

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Designing your Classroom Space!


Here is the piece they composed about my classroom space: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space.

12 tips for using Google Apps with young students

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom technology in elementary schoolThere’s a common misconception with students and Google Apps: sometimes, they’re just too young to use them yet. Not so, says Christine Pinto.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

The instructional walks, brief classroom visits in which I would write my observations down and share them as feedback with the teacher, did show an increase in the frequency of student discussion during instruction but not in higher level questioning.

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. Right Now


Photo Credit: Matt Harrell Matt Harrell Coding in the Classroom Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun

Five Reasons Why Elementary Teachers Should Flip Math First

Turning Learning On Its Head

Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It was that realization that ultimately led Aaron Sams and I to write Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction.

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

Each fourth and fifth grade teacher and out of classroom educators then decided what elective they would like to lead based on their passions. These elective opportunities gave me the possibility of having an elementary tech team.