iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true. If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. What is Differentiated Instruction?


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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Learn more about blended learning at the 5Sigma Education Conference. |Kelly Tenkely|. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals. The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

No other field of endeavor has taken such wild shifts in practice as the American public education system. In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. "New math" pedagogy was introduced in the elementary schools in the early '60s with very sketchy results.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

The district has also decided to support their educators through this critical time by ensuring strong, ongoing implementations of Core5 and PowerUp via yearlong Success Partnerships with Lexia. “We Teachers also really like how user-friendly the educator platform is.

Setting Up Digital Workstations


Try utilizing existing tools in your classroom to set up digital workstations that allow for differentiation, collaboration, choice, and active engagement. Image Credit: Learning Resources I have a partnership with the educational company, Learning Resources. cash bash centers differentiated instruction digital workstations education elementary projects Kleinspiration Learning Resources teaching technology centers technology stations

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

The binders resemble, to a degree, the individualized education programs, or IEPs, that are at the heart of education for students with disabilities. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students. A student at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School.

Inspiring Elementary Learners


Our year is wrapping up, and as it does, I''d like to dedicate the next several posts to celebrating some fabulous educators and incredible learning, starting with the AJUSD elementary level. Celebrating Collaboration As a reflective piece on our school year, the Elementary Collaboration Coaches worked together to create this "Coaching Chronicles" during our Microsoft Peer Coach Training : Elementary Collaboration Coaches from Shauna Hamman on Vimeo.

Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Visual Representations


Early elementary school teachers commonly use lines, circles, or other basic shapes to represent quantities to be combined when teaching addition. Middle elementary school teachers typically introduce the concept of multiplication with arrays and equal groups.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School


- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms. Gaming in Early Childhood Education in Australia. The post Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Your Classroom: Redefining Homework and Instruction is an excellent course to help you with this. This is especially important for Instructional Technology Coaches, who can then carry their newfound knowledge to help their fellow teachers set up their tech in all subject areas.

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Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). Anything we do in the lab, or in school, I stress needs to be done within the confines of the school/educational setting. Author''s note: This post was originally written as a primer for parents on how the staff & students use various "social media" tools as part of the instructional day.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room. Brian Aspinall is an educator, best selling author and three times TEDx speaker who is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators in education.

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TEACHER VOICE: As the pandemic rages, more students are struggling with trauma

The Hechinger Report

The topic of trauma — specifically, trauma-informed teaching — has become a focus in education. have experienced some form of trauma, so it’s critical that educators be equipped to support every student. As the visual arts teacher at an elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y.,

Lexia Learning Launches Customer Advisory Board to Deepen Educator Insights, Relationships, and Collaboration

eSchool News

We now have support from a group of outstanding educators who will help determine how we can best serve present and future customers and enable us to build stronger, deeper relationships with our customer base.”. BOSTON (Aug.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

Nationally, nearly a third of parents say they are likely to choose virtual instruction indefinitely for their children, according to a February NPR/Ipsos poll. Sifting out solutions from the struggle may help solve chronic problems of quality and equity, say education experts.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. Differentiated instruction. Education Blog

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains


BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction. NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.

iPads in Students' Hands


This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Using the iPads to help facilitate differentiated spelling tests Bonnie Barrett , 1st and 2nd grade teacher, used the iPad to deliver the spelling tests to her two grade levels of students. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction iPad Professional Development

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Today for Tech Tool Tuesday, Billy Krakower and Vicki Davis take a deep dive into Twitter for educators.

Getting rid of gifted programs: Trying to teach students at all levels together in one class

The Hechinger Report

More than 30 years ago, Rockville Centre began a gradual but determined effort to do away with gifted classes in its elementary schools as well as many of the tracked classes at the middle and high schools. Gifted Education’s Race Problem. All education should be enriching.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. As I look ahead to this summer and listen to educators, here are 21 hot topics that I think we should consider including in our summer PD. We have to relate to educate. Self-Care for Educators.

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. The key is to shift the balance of power and time from instruction (what the teacher does) to learning (what the kid does). Many times, blended instruction is confused with blended learning. This is not to say that a teacher using a variety of tools as part of daily instruction isn’t effective, but this is not blended learning.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014


Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. This year, over four thousand educators gathered in Grand Rapids for the largest MACUL conference to date. Not only will I be presenting , but I''ll also get the opportunity to connect with several educators across the country. of Education : June 6, 2014 Washington D.C.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Kyle Schwartz @ kylemschwartz changed her life, the life of her students, and much of education when she asked her students a question: “What do you wish your teacher knew?”. But some educators criticize and say, “You shouldn’t have shared any of that.” And remember, we have to relate before we can educate. She has spoken internationally about supporting students, differentiating instruction for students learning English, and building strong communities in classrooms.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room. Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw. Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns. I incorporate a wide range of educational technologies (ex.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Gaming in Early Education in Australia. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education. The post Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Education Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

Rosetta Stone Announces Winners of the Emergent Bilingual Educators of the Year Award Program

eSchool News

announced the 10 winners in its first Emergent Bilingual Educators of the Year award program. A total of $20,000 in grant donations and $75,000 in subscriptions to the Rosetta Stone® English for Education language learning program were awarded to teachers of English learners (EL).

New Posted Resources 06/04/2010

The Web20Classroom

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner tags : tools , resources , favorite A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal - LeaderTalk - Education Week A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal tags : professionaldevelopment , favorite Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students | Edutopia Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students tags : differentiation , favorite Posted from Diigo.

Bringing Writing to Life Through Collaboration and Buncee


Barbie Monty received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Cum Laude) from Mississippi University for Women. She was drawn to CDS after learning of its character education initiative. Ever wonder how to make writing have more of an impact on students?

Alabama Expands Use of LETRS Professional Learning Course Statewide

eSchool News

16, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that all schools throughout Alabama can now boost literacy instruction via LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning. BOSTON (Aug.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Engaging students as individuals meaningfully and equitably, supporting students’ well-being as their social and family lives are disrupted, and monitoring learning while teaching online full-time or simultaneously teaching students in person and online remain educators’ top priorities.