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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

adaptive literacy adaptive programs for elementary blended learning core 5 core5 differentiated instruction Guided Reading language arts apps lexia lexia core 5 lexis reading personalized learning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

techlearning

Robotics can be a powerful way to spark an interest in STEM for young learners, but it can also be challenging for teachers looking to thoughtfully integrate coding and robotics into the classroom," said Kellie Lauth, Chief Executive Officer of mindSpark Learning.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. Active Learning in the Science Classroom. Now, Glen, you are passionate about motivating active learning in the science classroom.

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.

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!

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.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. But these are also strategies that help with classroom management.

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.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. The Amazon Echo in the classroom. How Bill Selak is Using the Amazon Echo in the Classroom. But Bill Selak @ billselak is using it in his classroom.

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.

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.

How one Mississippi elementary school improved to an A rating

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student reads in a Mississippi elementary school. In 2010, a year after Andrea Pastchal-Smith became principal of West Elementary School, formerly named West Oktibbeha County Elementary, the struggling school earned an “Academic Watch” rating from the state.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. Flipgrid works in any classroom, with any age student, and within any subject. How do you use Flipgrid in your classroom?