How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer!

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.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you. Sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology. Of course you have to use it effectively.

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. A course can be set up ahead of time but I like to tell them the course as they go.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Some districts, of course, have embraced this potential.

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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.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success! Technology in Elementary Classrooms.

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. Throughout the course of the print, I can view its progress online.

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.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. Here are some tips to create STEM courses for K-12 students: 1.Design Age-Appropriate Lessons.

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. Oh, and of course I''m going to share back what we have and what we come up with.

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How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Of course there's a time for whole group instruction and individual work time, but I've seen so many students light up when they get to work together with others towards a common goal. During my first year of teaching, I was able to attend the 5 day course on Cooperative Learning from Kagan.

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.

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

Of course I was excited and honored! 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.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Lee Graham – Bio As Submitted Dr. Lee Graham teaches courses in educational technology and pre-service teaching at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta.

3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored By Advancement Courses The holidays are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to start planning your PD. Get started by going to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to explore over 240 graduate-level online PD courses in 19 different subject areas.

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

Of course, the best activities to go along with her stories stem from the meaningful class discussions that naturally evolve as the stories are being shared. One of my favorite stories to share with my students is The Potato Chip Champ by award-winning Michigan author, Maria Dismondy.

Apply Now for DonorsChoose Project Funding Opportunities

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses is funding select projects through September 27, 2019 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for professional development. This post is sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas.

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course. Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas.

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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.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

Gaggle Speaks

We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. Now, of course, this isn’t nearly all of the resources available online. 6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator Click To Tweet.

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

techlearning

Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. Each course is 5 weeks long and will be facilitated through Google Classroom. These aren't automated courses. You will also interact with other educators in the course who will be sharing their classroom ideas. Each course is $99, however I am offering a 25% discount if you register in the next few weeks!

5 Ways to Curate Texts That Inspire Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses is today’s sponsor From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorsChoose.org projects.

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Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. The courses are all online and self-paced.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course. Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Harvard’s Project Zero teaches courses in Visible Thinking – it looks like they have an online course starting in September but you need teams of 3-5 people to join. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find

The Hechinger Report

Experiments that send parents useful information by text have been found to increase student attendance and reduce course failures dramatically. That suggests about one in four students who received this intervention passed a course they otherwise would have been expected to fail.

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Unique Teacher Appreciation Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored By Advancement Courses The holidays are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to start planning your PD. Get started by going to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to explore over 240 graduate-level online PD courses in 19 different subject areas.

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Mississippi schools use online resources, technology to expand course offerings

The Hechinger Report

Schools across the state are ramping up technology to provide more access to courses for students. Online Advanced Placement courses for rural, low-income school districts. At Nora Davis Magnet Elementary School in Laurel, the arts are already a regular part of the day.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

The Advancement Courses spring sale is happening now. 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. Course] 16.

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Advancement Courses , a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course. Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Of course, there is! All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genius hour and passion projects are transformational.