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.

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.

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.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Don’t miss YOUR chance to nominate an inspiring educator and qualify you both to win an incredible classroom technology package!

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Learning tasks are authentic, relevant, and promote life skills outside of the formal classroom.

Using Mind Maps in Elementary

Kleinspiration

Using Mind Maps in Elementary I''ve been using MindMaple for many of my personal and professional organizational needs, and I wanted to see if my seven year old daughter could use the software to create a mind map.

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.

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.”.

#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.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

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

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 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.

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest challenges they face is the wide range of reading skills in their classrooms. Most of the teachers I coach at the elementary level are using the Station Rotation Model during their English language block.

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.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

While a few years ago multisensory, hands-on learning in the classroom was something we could dream about, today most educators consider interactive whiteboards as a must-have tool for interactive and engaging classes. Personally, I see no reason for avoiding this innovative tool in classroom.

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

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.

How I Use Photo Story In My Elementary Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How I Use Photo Story For Classrooms by Theresa Eckler After beginning my career teaching third and fourth grades in New Hampshire, I moved. The post How I Use Photo Story In My Elementary Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Elementary School New Teacher

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

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. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson.

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.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Malachi Ballinger, 6, laughs at how far he has made his “pinball” travel during a science lesson in his kindergarten classroom in Redmond, Oregon. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. The post Will new standards improve elementary science education?

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. As part of the first cohort of blended educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2013, Johnson had established a Station Rotation routine in her math and science classroom. In that model, Johnson began to peel away the visible markers of strict classroom structure.

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.

Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing

Fractus Learning

This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing ! While 3D printing may not be new to some, it is new to us and our elementary students. Makerspaces are taking shape around the country in many schools.

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.

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.

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.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place. Apps are organized in seven categories of classroom content.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Experts say students will understand more about scientific concepts if they participate in hands-on experiments like the one outlined in this Redmond, Oregon 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.

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.

Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeam

The post Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom appeared first on EdTechTeam. Today’s learners need to know how to ask and answer their own questions. They need to be independent thinkers and not always given questions provided by teachers. By stepping back and providing your students with tools to begin generating their own higher-order questions and then analyzing the researched information, our youngest learners will be well-prepared for their future.

Dealing with Anxiety about State Testing in Elementary Schools [Infographic]

Where Learning Clicks

Test anxiety starts early for many students, so we share some tips for eliminating the stress many students experience during testing in elementary school. The post Dealing with Anxiety about State Testing in Elementary Schools [Infographic] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

Kleinspiration

With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. Kids love taking new knowledge to the classroom! We need to make our classroom an exception.

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.