5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

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. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? Amy has fourteen years of experience working as an elementary educator.

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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. ” The post 4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. The post iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Students Teachers Tools

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. The added benefit for me as a result of this training is that I learned about an array of new tools to better assist elementary teachers with technology integration in Spotswood and beyond as I work with educators across the globe. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Mark Sparvell talk about SEL and Edtech Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. ” The post 5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level

EdTechTeacher

In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Tools Web Tools

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Have you seen some other edtech tools besides Minecraft that can have this kind of social emotional impact? See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom. Under her leadership, her school was the first to pilot HoloLens Mixed Reality from elementary through high schoo l.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek. The post 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 5 Idea Friday All Grades Chromebooks Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. The post 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students. In addition, Jennifer is also certified: administrator, english teacher, elementary teacher and educational technology specialist. All Grades All Subjects Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. Early in my career, I taught elementary students in a computer lab and served as the Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) for the school. Edtech companies may even seek out these schools because they have a very clear mission and framework for implementation.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom. The post Making Music with iPads and #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. Directors are often in charge of purchasing for the entire K-12 population across multiple subjects, both core and supplemental programs, so sourcing and vetting edtech is time-consuming work. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. In examining student use of ReadWorks in a rural southern school district, we observed that 92 percent of the elementary school students in the study used at least one of the features that were developed to support learner variability.

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Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Continuous professional development is key for integrating edtech, but it often gets deleted from the budget.

Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

Here's a non-exhaustive list of the digital music technology I use in my classroom, and a perspective on the benefits/disadvantages for elementary school students. arts education classroom classroom technology composition digital digital technology edtech music education music tools websitesThis is a guest blog post by Elizabeth Lawrensen, who serves as the lower school music teacher at Chattanooga Christian School.

How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Leadership Stories StudentsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sophia is a student in Oman.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Presently, beginning in January 2019, Mitch became US COO of 3DBear, a Finnish EdTech company that uses Augmented Reality to motivate students to engage and learn deeply. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

10-minute Teacher Show All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Overcoming in Covid19 Teachers Tools Web Tools

Elementary Students Tweeting

ignitionEDU

I was so inspired by Alice Keeler’s recent post, Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet , that I decided to take her idea and generate a Google Form for our soon-to-be-instituted elementary school student tech team to allow them to quickly submit tweets for consideration by our new Twitter feed. EdTech Twitter

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. Elementary students are not immune to serious student safety issues.

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The Next Wave of Edtech Will Be Very, Very Big — and Global

Edsurge

Braced for the next wave of edtech? The most recent player to step into the edtech spotlight is India’s Byju’s. We used to think about edtech globalization in one way—from the U.S. We are now seeing truly global expansion strategies spotlighting on edtech.”

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9 Great Spelling Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few weeks ago we started a section here in EdTech & mLearning dedicated entirely to iPad apps to use with elementary students; check it out to see the resources we have published so far. Today.read more

The Top 5 EdTech Players in Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

Register As we enter 2021, here we look at the top 5 EdTech players in Asia that have shown remarkable growth and resilience. Across Asia, the EdTech companies are striving to educate communities through their online learning platforms and apps. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. And then also from an elementary standpoint, I had a teacher use it in lieu of … she used to have her students write personal narratives and then they would bind the book together as a classroom set and put it in the library. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack.

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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

Administrators All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design College (aged 18+) Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. Susan Keene, 3rd-grade teacher, West Newton Elementary, Indiana. “My District Management Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning edtech goals resolutionsThis year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District.