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? Today, Heather Marrs, a teacher and instructional coach from Oregon, takes us through the five steps she used to gamify her elementary classroom and give us the tips and tricks she learned to motivate every learner.

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

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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. She has a passion for donuts, differentiated instruction, and empowering her third graders to become lifelong learners through the use of technology. 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.

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era.

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

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

In my position as K-12 Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in the Spotswood School District, I am assisting with the district’s transition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as working with teachers on the effective integration of technology. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Listen to Mark Sparvell talk about SEL and Edtech Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

The overreaching goal for each session was to support instructional strategies aligned to rigor & relevance and the 6 C's with a focus on the purposeful use of technology. 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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Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

Using digital technology in the music classroom can be very rewarding, giving students ownership over their own creativity with the vast array of free music technology that is currently available. In my music classroom, I use both education-specific technology as well as free online software and websites available publicly. arts education classroom classroom technology composition digital digital technology edtech music education music tools websites

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. He is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University’s Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education Technology. Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post 3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. SEL Observation #2: Using Cross-Age Mentoring with Technology. See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom.

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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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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year,” by EdTech Digest, the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA in 2016, and the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

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. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Vicki: Today we’re going to be talking with the author of # EduSnap17 , Leslie Swanson Anaya @ InspiredLeslie , about five ideas for technology stations.

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. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. Core EdTech Resources. The post Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity.

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. Jennifer Cronk is an Assistant Manager of Emerging Technologies for the Southern Westchester BOCES in New York. Jennifer presents nationally at instructional technology conferences, and workshops on integrating Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. I travel the world helping #physed teachers use technology more meaningfully in their classes. Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology.

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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom. He is nearing the end of his fourth school year and has been an “iGuide” technology trainer for his building for the past two years. Innovation iPads Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools music

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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. John Wheeler, CEO, Vernier Software & Technology.

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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.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. Also, people have used it to create, like we’ve had a summer technology institute, and we’ve created our schedules for that institute within FlipSnack and then shared the FlipSnack book out. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack.

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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. The post How Can We Make Edtech More Effective?

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WeWork to Shutter Its Private Elementary School After Current School Year

Edsurge

WeGrow, the division of WeWork that operated a private elementary school, will close its doors after the current school year. The planned shuttering of the elementary school is not expected to impact WeWork’s other educational offerings, such as its coding bootcamp Flatiron School. Education Technology Edtech Business Enterprises

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Several Yuma students with pieces of technology. million) the district received for technology, $4.1 Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategie

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly has a Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM Teachers

Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

A partnership with parents is critical to all success in our schools and classrooms; technology or not. Looking specifically through the lens of technology, however, we must pay careful attention to the partnerships we’re hopefully already forming with our parents. Is it solely a school district’s job to educate parents about technology, social media, digital citizenship, etc.? Yes, elementary students too.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. Our primary goal is to build a world-class-quality K-12 technology service system, including achieving Level 2 in the ‘process and results’ categories of the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Education.”. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In

The Case for ‘Edtech Minimalism’ in an Age of Distance Learning

Edsurge

But when it comes to education and technology, this prevailing hypothesis is proving itself to be flawed. You might be wondering how this is possible—how one might actually minimize their dependence on education technology in an era of remote instruction and screen-dependent learning.

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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. 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. 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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms. The post Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 10-minute Teacher Show Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools

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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students.