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.

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

When the bell rings, students rotate to a Reading and Social Studies class where another set of stages await them. This classroom format also allows teachers to truly hone their craft and master their subject. To learn more about Hook Elementary, visit Hook Elementary’s website.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Mark has taught both pre-service and post-graduate studies.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? 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.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores.

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.

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

The CoolCatTeacher

Understanding these simple principles can help us connect, improve classroom management, and be better teachers. I then continued my studies at the University of Regina with the thought of pursuing a career in Police Psychology.

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.

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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.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #2 – Using BeeBots in an Elementary Language Arts Lesson.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. My goal is to make each week''s post meaningful and relatable to what is going on in my own classroom. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you.

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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.

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. Read about math , reading and social studies (publishing Thursday).

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

So, Wade, you have come on the show, and we are going to help motivate teachers to get excited about creativity in our classrooms. It is one of those where we are just pumped to share how we use creativity in the classroom for engagement. There was a study done.

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.

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.

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.

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has been in the field for over ten years working with at-risk populations.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. Describe how that works in your classroom. Step 5: Connect with Other Classrooms.

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.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Drones in the English Classroom. You can use technology in any classroom.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

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).

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Neo LMS

Bringing smart board technology into the classroom can enhance school curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun activity. Since 1991, smart boards have been making their way into K-12 classrooms to prove themselves as an effective teaching tool.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Responding to the proliferation of conversations about social emotional learning, I’d like to offer a few simple steps to help schools put SEL into their classrooms. Let’s break this down and look at some ideas for integrating SEL in the classroom.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

Today, I’d like to look at ways the K-12 teacher can utilize some of the very exciting techniques and tools of digital humanities in their classrooms. The suggestion when it comes to dabbling in DH (Digital Humanities) in the classroom is to take an exploratory, curious and light approach.

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

techlearning

Creation in the classroom is essential at every age. This post includes a handful of Adobe Spark activities for elementary students! Creativity in the Classroom You might have seen the announcement on my site earlier this month about Adobe Spark for Education.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah: Well, some of the best tools that I’ve used in the classroom are those that simply enhance the student’s voice. But using the picture and then even using videos from the classroom, and have them use slow-motion and watch it over and over and over again.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students.

5 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn 5 tips for integrating mindfulness into your classroom. The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students. 5 ­­­­Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in the Classroom. So the way I do that is to demonstrate that often in my classroom.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey.

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

Kleinspiration

Prior to becoming a teacher, I studied interior design at Michigan State University for three years. When I thought about my own classroom space, I went to sit in one of my student’s desks. You can also click here to see my classroom from last year.

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

The Hechinger Report

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. Sometimes the students moved classrooms.

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New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations. Legends of Learning helps educators make their classrooms fun, engaging, and productive learning environments through research-driven, curriculum-based games.

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 social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Most states either don’t test social studies, or the social studies test doesn’t really count toward adequate yearly progress.”.

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Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

Some Iowa schools will incorporate engineering lessons into classrooms to boost creativity, problem-solving skills. If the pilot year is a success, the district hopes to expand the program to all of its elementary classrooms.