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? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”. So, Steve, as we finish up, could you give us a 30-second pep talk on why we need to have computing and computational thinking in the elementary grades?

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. Students were asked to read aloud the definitions when they match a pair.


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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. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary 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. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. 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.” Teachers and principals surveyed in a new Scholastic Education report universally agree that equity in education for all children should be a national priority.

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. If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher.

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students


In addition to providing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum to children in the program, it was also important to the former governor and his wife that the tutoring be held in person, as they felt the college students could be good role models and possible mentors to the elementary-age students.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. 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.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students


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. It allows me to start students who have never done anything off with an arrow based coding that is both functional and not overly childish where it turns off older elementary students. This seems like a no-brainer, but is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

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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8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Yeah, it definitely is. And probably not as much at the middle school and high school level but at elementary certainly they want to know who their teachers are. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers who are connecting with students anywhere else should definitely have an external camera that better adjusts with lighting. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes devices just help us.

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.

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. In the world of early learning policy, the disconnect between pre-K and K-3 policy is a popular topic of discussion.

Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

The Hechinger Report

This year, the Green Lake Parent Teacher Association paid about half that much to cover the cost of the elementary school’s vocal teacher and a portion of a full-time counselor’s salary, among other supports for students.

Summer school programs race to help students most in danger of falling behind

The Hechinger Report

There’s no definitive count yet of how many students are enrolled this summer in a wide range of new options, from a push to close early learning gaps in Texas to a summer program in Oregon that helps kids learning English.

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. Aaron Marvel on episode 158 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Marvel talks about research schools.

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. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything.

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. Those can be done for actual motivation topics or you can pick a vocab term of the week and then add an appropriate image to go with it and a definition in your own terms.

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. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation. All Subjects Best of the Podcast Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

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These parents want more virtual learning. New Jersey says they’re on their own

The Hechinger Report

If given the option, she would definitely keep her kids in virtual classes, though managing their remote learning the last 16 months has been “a nightmare.”. Elementary to High School News achievement gap Coronavirus and Education Law and policy online learning Politics poverty teachers

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PROOF POINTS: Slim research evidence for summer school

The Hechinger Report

One of the most rigorous summer school studies looked at an unnamed Northeastern city that made summer school mandatory to elementary school children who failed year-end tests.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Definitely, download the lesson plan and entry forms now. Art and Music Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Free Resources Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Parents Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Students Teachers Web ToolsHelp Your Students Enter the U.S.

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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How to improve schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students

The Hechinger Report

Our teachers and administrators are definitely doing their best to make everyone wear masks, but there’s always the kids that won’t,” she said. This is probably above them, but if masks could be made mandatory, that would definitely be a better step in the direction of overall safety.”.

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How do you teach antiracism to the youngest students?

The Hechinger Report

and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area. It was definitely painted in the light that ‘these problems are in the past,’ and ‘America is the land of the free’ and ‘everyone is equal here.’ ”. Katie Cryan Leary, principal, Magnolia Elementary, Seattle.

PROOF POINTS: Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds

The Hechinger Report

The pop up definitions could distract children from the narrative, harming comprehension, but were effective in teaching new vocabulary words, which is desirable.

Parents fighting, teachers crying: Grownup stress is hitting kids hard

The Hechinger Report

And because there’s more negative emotion with the virus and we’re all trapped in the house together, the stress is definitely amplified.”. It was definitely weird to see moments of weakness in my teachers. A bad interaction with a teacher can definitely ruin a day,” she said.

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Substitute teacher crisis forces districts to turn to local businesses and recent grads

The Hechinger Report

The shortages, and the way states respond to them, could have long-term consequences: Studies have documented that just 10 days of teacher absences can result in lower math and English language arts test scores for elementary students.

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. You could definitely use this with your lower elementary students. So it definitely scales up for upper elementary and for middle school kids as well.

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

A student at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School. Lee Elementary, a Pre-K-8 school on Chicago’s southwest side. “I It’s definitely not always rainbows and sunshine,” said Liang-Vergara.

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

The Hechinger Report

On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. Despite a century of research, definitions of giftedness are fuzzy. Psychologists later poked holes in that definition.

As teacher morale hit bottom, these Alabama districts looked for ways to ease workload

The Hechinger Report

Our way was definitely best,” Baldwin County’s Robertsdale High School Principal Joe Sharp told I can’t imagine having to do both,” said Abby Bjornson, a fourth-grade teacher at Munford Elementary School in Talladega County. Teachers are exhausted.

When the man behind the curtain is female: More women now hold key education policymaker jobs

The Hechinger Report

There definitely seems to be an openness to that, and in my experience, it is different.” Elementary to High School News Solutions Funding Law and policy Politics

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. 5 Idea Friday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Mac Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

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