Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? But it’s definitely beyond the jobs.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Cards were created that had parts of the brain images on one of the paired cards and the definitions on the other.

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#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.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion


One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. Kaylee Bodge, a fourth-grader at Marcia Buker Elementary School, says the appeal is simple.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

All Grades All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Stop! Why the mis-definition of student equity needs to end

eSchool News

” These wise words, from a Florida elementary school principal, get to the core of a new look at barriers to equity in education. “Equity doesn’t mean the same for everyone; it means that everyone gets what they need.”

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7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

However, if you look at the definition of the word, you’ll find: 1. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

You’d definitely want to check the transcript and show notes for all of these ideas. You’ll definitely want to go to Eric’s website Control Alt Achieve and his YouTube channel.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition: As children move from their pre-K classroom into kindergarten, they need support and guidance and strong ties should exist between the pre-K program and the feeder elementary school. Alyssa Auck.

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. Aaron: Oh, most definitely.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

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The Social Media Game Elementary School Students Should Be Playing

The Innovative Educator

Most recently I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of elementary students about social media and which platforms they are using. They definitely knew how to handle it. Now check out who is behind the creation of MovieStar Planet: The Danish Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation in cooperation with The Danish University of Education, and a number of elementary school teachers.In I''m a student voice advocate.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Definitely, download the lesson plan and entry forms now. Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I do encourage students to “sandbox” or play as they are using the app the first time and this is definitely something they can get creative with for that first video.

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Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

And so focusing on that — yes, you definitely get burnt out. But it definitely helps you when you think about, “Okay, what am I doing this for? So being able to do that can definitely liven up your classroom to help ignite that creative aspect.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been sharing the task board with other teachers, and other teachers have been hopping on board sharing what they’ve done, so it’s definitely kind of catching fire in our school, I see them kind of using it on Twitter and other different places, so it’s very exciting.

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5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric: You could definitely use these with your elementary students without a doubt. The idea is that since the words that I chose are the Dolch words, the first about hundred or so are those words — those are definitely words that students are learning in K-1-2.

5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

We know as science teachers, that’s definitely something you’re doing in the science and engineering field. Definitely. Definitely not.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Leslie: My fifth one would definitely be LearnZillion. The best learning that I’ve had thus far was definitely at ISTE 17.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also add audio notes with your voice, but sometimes I want to include a definition or detail. Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

I think this whole passion project was definitely more about the process than the product. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You’re an elementary teacher right? I think this is an important shift that needs to be made, especially in elementary classrooms. And I definitely have kids who have behavior issues going on in the classroom.

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23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Because using audio and video may drain the battery of a smart device, you definitely need a rechargeable power bank for whichever device these students are using. All Grades All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Most definitely. Julie Hembree is definitely somebody you want to follow. Julie Hembree is a teacher-librarian at Cougar Ridge Elementary School near Seattle, WA.

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas. I guess that just has to be part of it in the elementary grades? So I feel like music has a place in the classroom and it is definitely underutilized. But it definitely confuses them.

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s definitely a work in progress. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me.

A first year teacher shares elements of an awesome mentoring experience

The CoolCatTeacher

We definitely do that. Stephanie definitely makes it fun for me planning, just because it’s easy for me to see what she has. Lindsay: Oh, definitely. But I am definitely not one of them.

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Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

During a coaching visit I observed Zaina Hussein , a 4th-grade teacher at Wells Elementary , use this with her students (see image below). Reflection in Teacher Education: Towards Definition and Implementation.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Matthew: Well, the tribe is an affinity group — which is by definition a group of people that come together because they have an affinity or a like of something.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

That fear can definitely come in there. Wanda Terral on episode 305 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi: There’s a lot of character education that you can pull out of it — determination, loyalty, leadership, all that kind of stuff definitely can be pulled in. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

But definitely, you want a storyboard. Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class.

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3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Yeah, I definitely feel like…. So I think that it’s important that we choose our words carefully, and we don’t want to speak in definitives about what is and what is not project-based learning because that creates barriers for teachers who want to get started.