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?

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation) from Charles Sturt University and is interested in digital game-based learning, innovative pedagogies and underpinning learning with technology.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them. How do you keep up on technology?

Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

User Generated Education

I am planning to do anti-racist activities with my elementary students (5th and 6th graders) this coming fall. It’s important for parents and for educators to be intentional about preparing our young people for the world that they are inheriting and living in.

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. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. ” 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.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Obviously, they’re doing simpler tasks, maybe they’re not as complex and in depth, having tor but the type of problem solving they’re doing — the type of debugging, and having to sequence their instructions and reiterate and do trial and error — all of those things that we see the older students doing, we’re finding that with the newer technologies we can get these younger students doing the same thing.

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year. The Secret Agents of Jordan/Jackson Elementary School” in Early Childhood Education Today. Secret Agency on Education World. The Stranger Project on Education World. Rayna Freedman @ rlfreedm has been teaching for 17 years at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary school and has been blogging with students in the 4th and 5th grade.

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom. She currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Cherokee County, GA, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Common Sense Ambassador, and a Seesaw Ambassador.

5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

As educators, our goal is to shape our students’ lives by teaching them in ways that produce well rounded individuals. Whether STEAM education is new to you or you’re already familiar with it, it’s a great way to excite students about learning.

Coronavirus Chronicles 034 – Highland Park Elementary

Dangerously Irrelevant

I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Thank you, Nancy Flynn, for sharing how Highland Park Elementary in St. Conversation series with educators during the pandemic.

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom. TRANSCRIPT #01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom. 10-minute Teacher Show Every Classroom Matters Podcast iPads Lesson Plans Teaching Technology Writing

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science. Championing Technology. Now in its second year, the district’s strategic move towards personalizing education for students has also triggered a transformation in teachers.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Throughout my years as a K-8 technology teacher & coordinator, many people have asked me what Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders might truly do with computers in the classroom. As students reach the intermediate grade levels, it is easier for people to imagine what they will do with technology.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis. In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School.

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. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

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. Educators, I just want to encourage you.

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. SoundTrap is free for non-educational users and makes it easy to record directly into the web application with your built-in computer microphone.

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela – Bio As Submitted Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela is a teacher at Old Dominion University and the lead coach for Life Long Learning Defined.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In order to support interest and passion driven learning (all – I mean all – of my students play video games) as well as address cross-curricular content area integration of language arts, science, and technology standards, I had my gifted elementary learners, grades 2 through 6, do a semester long project on video game design.

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. The post Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level appeared first on EdTechTeacher. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

MiddleWeb

Focus on gifting our younger students with a broad range of inquiry experiences and collaborative know-how, writes STEM education expert Anne Jolly. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true. Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet. The solution?

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. I have been using them for my summer maker camp, with my gifted education classes, and for my upcoming Saturday morning program. The free SPRK education program (which can be used with both Sphero and Ollie) has series of lab exercises to teach kids programming and robotics concepts. Teacher’s guide can be downloaded: quirkbot-educators-guide-v0-9.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. The Association does however acknowledge that screens offer children older than 6 a number of educational and social advantages and does not offer a prescribed limit, saying only that screen time should be managed within the context of other necessary activities for childhood development such as physical activity social contact, family time and sleep.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? How to Integrate Technology.

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. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

The Hechinger Report

Chaudhary is co-founder of the education technology provider ClassDojo, which enables kindergarten through eighth grade students, teachers and parents to share content, schedules and feedback — an obvious and critical need as education abruptly became remote.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better.

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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? Jacqui: I think what happens to a lot of teachers is that they confuse the idea of teaching writing — when they are talking about technology — with teaching handwriting or keyboarding.

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning in the Elementary Classroom [Download]

Edsurge

Can elementary students effectively complete research projects? When it comes to meeting the complex demands of today’s educational system, Project-Based Learning (PBL) has much to offer—especially at the elementary level.

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights. ” Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Policy Makers Teachers Technology

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students

Edsurge

And with no educational focus since March, it’s been a bit terrifying,” Lamont admits. “We This year, with schools effectively closed all spring and summer, many educators and child development experts worry that the usual summer slide will be compounded by COVID-19 closures. “It’s

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University. The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools.