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.

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.

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.

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. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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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. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

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. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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.

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.

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.

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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. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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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.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers

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. 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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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

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. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Penny Rayhill – Bio As Submitted Penny Rayhill is a Technology Coach at Pinch Elementary School in Elkview, WV.

Elementary Students Tweeting

ignitionEDU

I’m looking forward to getting more of our elementary students practicing their digital citizenship skills while also highlighting the great work our students are doing at my school. EdTech Twitter

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie is an Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) coach and has coached elementary, middle, and high school teams of teachers on how to use the framework in order to increase the level of intellectual demand as well as the authenticity of the work that students are asked to do.

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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. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. This also teaches elementary students the skills of knowing how to write papers for future needs.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Milford Public Schools, MA, talked about why they wrangled their technology and how having a defined edtech toolbox improved teaching and learning overall.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

edtech elementary classroom genius hourI believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover. This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach.

Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

Yes, elementary students too. This is all called being proactive instead of reactive about #edtech. Digital Literacy EdTech Education Parents Students edtech parents technology

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Best of the Podcast Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Get Connected (PLN Building) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary SchoolBlended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

techlearning

This post includes a handful of Adobe Spark activities for elementary students! With Adobe Spark for Education, you can introduce open-ended creation tools to students in elementary school and give their learning a space to shine! Graphic Arts Creative TL Advisor Blog edtech

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12 Useful Apps to Help Elementary Students  Improve Their Spelling

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 19, 2017 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.read more. iPad apps for elementary students

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

The Ultimate Educational App Chart for Elementary Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 19, 2017 Since the start of 2017 we created a section here in EdTech and mLearning dedicated to apps and tools curated specifically for elementary teachers and students. Charts iPad apps for elementary studentsToday we spent sometime.read more.

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

These elective opportunities gave me the possibility of having an elementary tech team. belonging collaboration communication conferences edtech electives elementary tech team GaETC ownership resources school community sharing tech team

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Administrators All Subjects Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tools

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms. A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Must Read EdTech Blog.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence (AI) Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers ToolsBrian S.

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Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

4 ways that better edtech management empowered our district

eSchool News

With the support of technology levies, we have invested $1 million into new technology for both the high school and elementary levels. Improving our edtech management. Related: Are your edtech tools really working? Featured on eSchool News IT Management edtech management

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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