It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Oregon educators are hoping that proves true here.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. Educators Learning Experience Design

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

Veteran special and general education teacher Cheryl Mizerny describes ways that general educators can be most effective teaching all students within inclusion classrooms.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. All Children Should Have Equal Access To Education.

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

What it is: You guys, the World Education Games is back again, taking place around the world October 13-15, 2015! The World Education Games includes World Literacy Day, World Math Day (which has been around since the first World Education Games), and World Science Day.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

At this point I had convinced myself that technology would be the savior of education. The idea of mass education, in some ways, locks us into the one-size-fits-all. Standards and testing have become hallmarks of education. In 2009, I left teaching.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

I’m about to tell you about one more… The 5Sigma Education Conference holds a special place in my heart because it gives me the opportunity to invite you to come meet the incredible people I work with every day! There are a lot of options for professional development.

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

We are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. Each year we work to include educators who have inspired our work.

Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

iLearn Technology

At Anastasis Academy , our year begins by building a Learner Profile for every student. Before we’ve even ventured into the school year, we know a tremendous amount about our students. This is the first step for building student agency.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

Under the Resource link, you’ll also find a lesson poster, certificates and badges, a Google for Education Teacher Training Course, the ability to share Interland directly to Google Classroom, great resources for parents, and an Internaut Papercraft Activity.

YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

iLearn Technology

What it is: Do you know about Stanford’s YouCubed ? If you are a math teacher (and even if you aren’t) you need to know about this awesome resource! It is packed full of goodness for teachers and parents alike.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

My Simple Show could also be used for character education. What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool!

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Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). A secondary goal has been facilitating a transition from blended instruction to blended learning.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

On February 19, Angela will be the keynote speaker for the 5Sigma Education Conference in Colorado. 5Sigma is unlike any education conference you’ve been to. If you have never had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers speak, you are missing out!

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

The Letter Project: Spreading good to girls through handwritten letters

iLearn Technology

As an educator I know that when we take away all of the labels that we use to categorize each other, when we look each other in the eye and listen to each other’s stories, we find out that we are all human after all. The last week has been heartbreaking to watch unfold.

Professional Development reinvented! #edchat #coed #C4C15

iLearn Technology

Rod Berger ( Core of Education ) is one such person. Rod is a great encourager, connector, and amplifier in education. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to meet and know all kinds of wonderful people. If you aren’t familiar with Rod and his work, you should be!

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Education Conference. Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Classroom Management Download Evaluate Inquiry Internet Safety Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology web tools Web2.0

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SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

I’m writing about SumBlox here anyway because technology led to the happy discovery of SumBlox and is a great reminder of why it is important to be a connected educator! Tips: If you are an administrator purchasing these for your school, go ahead and purchase a few of the educator kits.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. I was educated at the University of Alabama and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature in 1993.

We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

iLearn Technology

More to contribute to the changing landscape of education. I could not be more thrilled to announce the 4th annual 5Sigma Education Conference and the INCREDIBLE line up that we have. 5Sigma will help you consider how you can push beyond current constraints and truly see what is possible in education. The real power of 5Sigma is in helping you see what is possible and then connecting you to other incredible educators who are doing important work. 2018 is almost here.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. But Bodo comes at the problem of education from a very different direction.

DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

Be sure to check out the DragonBox for educators where you can download teachers guides and printable resources for each game in the DragonBox math suite. What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps ! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Tips: Flipgrid integrates seamlessly with other education products you are already using including WordPress, Canvas, Teams, Google Classroom, One Note, Edmodo, Schoolology, Blackboard, Sway, Brightspace, and Power school.

What makes your school/PD/conference different?

iLearn Technology

But in education, we make a lot of decisions without these specific students-with-names in mind. When we talk about education, too often the focus is on learning all the right things, equipping kids with the right content and answers.

Building Student Agency: Multiple Intelligence Strengths

iLearn Technology

What it is: The Learning Genome Project started nearly 8 years ago in response to a sense of urgency to make education more about those it serves: students.

Virtual Escape Room

iLearn Technology

What it is: I’m telling you, the edublog alliance I created in 2010 is like the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year I continue to be inspired, excited, and made to think by my edublog alliance PLN! These are my go to blogs before all others!

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. ” As an educator, I felt the same. What is Sacred in Education? What is the first step for agency in education?

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

Learn more about blended learning at the 5Sigma Education Conference. |Kelly Tenkely|. 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.

Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.

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Wait, what just happened?! (Launching a Conference)

iLearn Technology

The 5Sigma Education Conference was one of the best professional experiences I’ve had. It was the connections with others who are innovative and amazing in their education space. Even the things we do that share common education language (inquiry), look very different here.