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.

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.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

While students are working independently in the online activities, Lexia’s embedded assessment system, Assessment Without Testing®, provides educators with actionable, norm and criteria-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. To complete this challenge, you must gather data about the best route through a maze and figure out how to build a program so Sphero can successfully navigate through the mayhem.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The post Will new standards improve elementary science education?

Common Core Elementary Apps Created by Teachers for the @iTooch App by EduPad!

Kleinspiration

iTooch Elementary is an app covering the official Maths, Science and Language Arts curriculum for grades 3-5. This is because the developers have made iTooch Elementary free to download and try before you buy it (y ou get to see about 20 % of the app in the free trial).

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. .

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How Data Analytics Can Help Decode Your District's Tech Use

Edsurge

For Suzy Brooks, Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools, data analytics is like a secret decoder tool. With the right data, we can make informed decisions about technology. EdSurge: What compelled you to adopt a data analytics tool for your district?

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Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It allows not only writing but also playing videos, displaying presentations and restoring erased data. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders.

How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data

Brilliant or Insane

The post How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

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Using data to solve boundary challenges

eSchool News

Compounding that tense situation, districts are often working with incomplete data and making what amounts to educated guesses about where resources will do the most good. Using data to understand needs. Related: 3 data-driven tips for successful bonds and levies.

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The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

Later, schools used spreadsheets and written reports to determine usage, and developers had to wait months, possibly years to get and analyze efficacy data. Now, when usage data is available on a daily basis, developers and educators have a shared interest in that information.

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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. And to guide her students along their learning path, Johnson added weekly, one-on-one check-ins so that she could share data with students and help them to set their own learning goals for the next week. “Everyone was doing the same thing.”

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz will also give us advice for getting started with […] All Subjects Assessment Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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

EdTechTeacher

They will utilize word processors to write essays; they will construct videos to demonstrate knowledge; they will work within a spreadsheet to collect and analyze data. Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success!

One School’s Increased Student Growth with Data Integration

Where Learning Clicks

The post One School’s Increased Student Growth with Data Integration appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning elementary Personalized Learning Student Data technology in the classroom

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Administrators Assessment Classroom Management Data Driven Instruction Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kingsley elementary team has graciously allowed me to share their story and copies of the documents that you can use!

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. And at that point, you want to gather some kind of data, which we do wonderfully in education.

One School’s Success with Data-Driven Instruction

Where Learning Clicks

Using data-driven instruction, Claude Elementary in TX saw some students significantly outperform the national average for growth on standardized tests. The post One School’s Success with Data-Driven Instruction appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Data-driven instruction Intervention standardized testing Student Data Student Success Teaching Strategies Testing in elementary school

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How we turned around our data culture and student learning

eSchool News

The district is composed of five elementary schools and four secondary schools, serving more than 2,600 students. Biggest challenge: We wanted to refine our data culture and dig deeper into our data to determine external factors that could be impacting student achievement and growth.

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Lesson ideas for #chromebook Classrooms: Typing for Elementary Studentds

The Electric Educator

The following typing tools are good options for elementary classrooms. Typing.com: Where to find it: [link] Teacher must set up a class and enroll students to view progress and collect data. Sn1mpC Features a Chrome App Saves student progress, but data is not shared with the teacher.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed.,

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Tear Down That Wall? Why Data Walls May Cause More Harm Than Good.

Edsurge

The practice is known as “data walls,” and is designed to serve as a motivational tool. At South Newton Elementary School In Newton, N.C., educator Rebecca Vass, who teaches informational technology with science and social studies integration to fourth graders, uses a data wall so her students can track their progress on a quarterly benchmark assessment the district uses. That allows her to see data trends from one class to another.

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Amidst Opioid Addiction, Plummeting Morale, One Elementary School Reinvents Itself

Edsurge

When you enter Parker-Varney Elementary School, you are immediately struck by the relaxed atmosphere. Parker-Varney grade bands—K/1/, 2/3, 4/5—allow teachers to gather and review data and respond to academic and social needs when needed most. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working.

Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities

Edsurge

Over the past three years, a group of elementary school students from Southeast Washington, D.C., Over time, the greater school community noticed how the institute’s work was impacting the kings and wanted to spread best practices around wellness from TBI across Stanton Elementary.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

K-12 Schools - Education News

Businesses aren’t the only ones embracing data, metrics and analytics as more schools across the country are working to improve daily operations by using data to optimize their schools’ efficiency. K-12 Schools Data Collection School Improvement

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3 ways our school uses data to drive instruction

eSchool News

For the last six years, data has been part of our “secret sauce” here at Bronson Elementary School in Bronson, Fla. Specifically, Bronson uses schoolwide data to determine core instructional needs and proficiency targets.

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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Publishing this visual data should be a process of a couple dozen seconds. Shift #5: Formative Data Collection and Dissemination. The students’ phones were turned into mini data collection devices.

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4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students. When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs.

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Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality is here. Finally! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it.