Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

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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.

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

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.

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.

50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration

over 50 games for EACH grade level ~ ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning! There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don''t pop on the site for at least five minutes. The site is perfect for any elementary grade level.

#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. TRANSCRIPT #01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

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. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom.

Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

Edudemic

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 to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

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.

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.

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.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Kathleen Grigsby principal of Davis Magnet World IB Elementary School, spoke to The Hechinger Report about student success at the school, particularly with early literacy.

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

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

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).

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

Kleinspiration

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.

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!

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.”.

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!

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

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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? Try this page to kickstart your experimentation with tech in your classroom.

Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

Edutopia

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

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today! Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Steating in the Classroom with Bill Selak. VICKI: Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday. Read more on the Hillbrook Blog: Flexible Classrooms.

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.

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.

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

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.

BYOD in Elementary Schools

EdTechSandyK

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!

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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.

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.,

Free Classroom Brain Break Videos!

Kleinspiration

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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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.

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

Kleinspiration

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!

Kleinspiration

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.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Crystal Koenig shares how she uses Google Keep in the classroom: Letting students personalize the classroom by requesting topics to be taught. Koenig’s classroom is based on inquiry, problem and project based learning.

27 Word Work Apps for the Elementary Classroom

Fractus Learning

Whether a teacher uses Daily 5 in the classroom or not, word work is an important piece of student daily learning. Each app is listed by grade level and state, showing how it will best serve your students while they work with words in the classroom.

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.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. Right Now

Edutopia

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