10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 1 Create Virtual Word Wall with a Bitmoji Classroom or Padlet.

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: 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.

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Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom. Listen to Kate Baker Talk about How We Can Flip Our Classrooms from a Distance Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension in Your Classroom

Waterford

Explore how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction. Then, you’ll learn several practical and research-based strategies to help your students build reading comprehension skills. 6 Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension.

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

Hapara

I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. Being in an elementary classroom, it is hard to help students understand how their digital habits affect themselves and others. Where we started .

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom.

4 Whole-Child Strategies To Engage Students In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Instead, schools that are working at implementing whole-child strategies should do so within the context of everyday teaching and learning. The post 4 Whole-Child Strategies To Engage Students In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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. This week I was presenting on technology infused reading strategies and resources for K-5 teachers and wanted to share them. This strategy uses technology in two stations.

3 tech-based strategies to support diversity in the classroom

eSchool News

Currently, I am the Gifted and Talented Specialist for River Trail Elementary in Upstate South Carolina. Here are some of the best strategies I’ve collected: Empower students to guide the conversation with dynamic digital content: Like most teachers, I am afforded access to many resources.

Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention

The Hechinger Report

This is one of many multisensory activities Welch uses in her reading intervention class, a 30-minute pull-out session that meets daily at the elementary school. Related: Retraining an entire state’s elementary teachers in the science of reading. CARTERET, N.J.

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism

Waterford

Because approximately 1 in 59 students are diagnosed with autism, learning how to help students with this disorder in the classroom is so important.[1] Social Skills Activities for Elementary Students with Autism. Effective Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism.

Top strategies for a smooth return to the classroom

eSchool News

Students left their in-person classrooms in March of 2020 without realizing they’d soon be logging into virtual classrooms for the long haul.

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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.

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Barb Gilman (known as @barbinnebraska) has a classroom rich with a love of reading. Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading. Join me, Jaime Donally of #ARVRinEdu chat and some excited AR classroom enthusiasts on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET for a free webinar about best practices in AR Classroom teaching.

4 strategies to boost student engagement

eSchool News

Recently, a study of rural elementary teachers outlined a few key factors for engaging students and then keeping them engaged online. This is not particularly different than setting beginning of the year behavior expectations in a traditional classroom.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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

The Hechinger Report

But this fall, everyone at Viewmont Elementary School is in masks, so she has to listen more intently than usual. Teaching students to read is one of the most difficult tasks for an early elementary school teacher. HICKORY, N.C. – “Mmm, ah, tuh.”

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. 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. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom.

Webinar: Teacher Mental Health In The Elementary Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

How to Teach Phonics and Decoding Skills to Elementary Students

Waterford

Explore how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom: Strategies and Resources. 5 Classroom Resources to Support Phonics Instruction. Want More Science of Reading?

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. Identity-safe classrooms. The concept of “ identity safe ” classrooms, deserves some attention here.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Interdisciplinary Learning Student-Centered Approaches (and how they differ from Direct Instruction) Meaningful Engagement Strategies Three Dimensional Learning The Creativity of Teaching In order to be notified of these future releases, you’ll want to sign up for the newsletter.

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Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. 6: Social Detective Strategies. How can we as social detectives write a book that explains the social skills that are important for a successful classroom community?

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.

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. Jenna Hayes, one of the teachers and masterminds behind this elaborately designed classroom, explains that being a part of a pod allows her the flexibility and opportunity to collaborate with other teachers.

Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation

Waterford

In this article, we’ll go over the difference between two types of motivation—intrinsic and extrinsic—and why you should prioritize the former in your classroom. Then, we’ll provide you with a few tips and strategies for improving your students’ intrinsic motivation.

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers WritingMichele Haiken on Episode 470 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more!

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15] In this guide, we’ll go over what culturally responsive teaching is and a few common barriers that prevent teachers from creating an inclusive classroom.

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). 6: Social Detective Strategies. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School.

5 character development strategies for a dual immersion classroom

eSchool News

I teach a first grade dual language immersion program at an elementary school outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Dual immersion in elementary school. Character development for dual immersion classrooms.

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. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom. Now, Karen, thinking routines are very important to you in your classroom.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate. They are sponsoring this post, and since some of their most popular courses are on the topic of classroom management, they asked me to create a resource for helping teachers with classroom management.

5 strategies for independent learning

eSchool News

This 26-year veteran educator has created a culture of student-centered, independent learning in her classroom. When schools shut down in March amid the coronavirus outbreak, her students already knew how to work in Google Classroom and create collaborative slide decks with their classmates.

Instructure Launches Canvas for Elementary User Experience for Back to School

eSchool News

SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2021 — Today at ISTE Live 2021, Instructure launched the Canvas for Elementary user experience, a combination of features that make Canvas more user-friendly for elementary students.

4 Tips for Reigniting Creativity in the Classroom

Digital Promise

How can teachers develop a practice of creativity and stay inspired in their classrooms? Elementary guidance learning teacher Vickie Morgado in Mississauga, Ontario, also recognizes the importance in supporting students as they build their confidence in themselves through self-talks.

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. Marketing strategies. I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too.

Zeroing in on a handful of strategies to catch kids up in math

The Hechinger Report

Kathy Neumann’s third graders at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland, struggled to understand fractions during this pandemic-disrupted school year. When they come into my classroom, they’re sitting in front of me.

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. How can schools and districts successfully bring technology into classrooms so teachers can make the most impact on students’ learning?

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? App Smashing is a great strategy for increasing the creative potential of the iPad. The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP. Furthermore, we have written a book on iPad integration called The iPad Classroom: From Consumption to Curation and Creation.