How to Teach Venn Diagrams to Elementary School Students

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One of our Ask a Tech Teacher crew has organized the basics on how to teach Venn Diagrams to elementary-age students: What is a Venn Diagram. How to make it clear to elementary students (get crafty). How to Teach Venn Diagrams to Elementary School Students.

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with three groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. 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.


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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting. Work directly with small groups of students. When I train teachers on the Station Rotation Model, they are quick to ask how I group my students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies.

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Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

I meet with two groups of gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th, for a full day each week. Task: Split students into groups of 3 to 4 participants and given marshmallows and spaghetti (equal quantities of supplies per group). Materials: One egg per group. 40 straws per group. The Task: Divide the group into small teams of 3 – 4. They must go as one big group, not multiple smaller ones. I usually have two groups competing).

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. You’re deliberately teaching them that all the racial groups are equals.

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 Group 4-6 students on a shared Google Slide presentation.

50 Fun Virtual Activities for Elementary School Students


The second section features 25 team-building and social-emotional group activities your students can complete from home. Try this free Math Mystery activity , which can be a fun virtual way to practice elementary-level skills.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Open Badges in Elementary School.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower. Learners are encouraged to see what the other groups have created to spark new ideas. The Task: To begin, assemble groups of 4 or 5 and give each group various materials for building (e.g.

5 tech tools I use in my elementary music classroom

eSchool News

I have found some online music resources that have transformed my teaching as an elementary general music teacher and have provided engaging content for my students. I use this application particularly with my lower elementary students, but it can probably work with other age groups as well.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Using this website and brain anatomy posters on the wall as references, learners, in small groups, created their own model brains using dough (that they made themselves) for the lobes and sticky notes/toothpicks to label the lobes and their functions.

From digital citizenship to digital leadership in a South Carolina elementary school


I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. Being in an elementary classroom, it is hard to help students understand how their digital habits affect themselves and others. Where we started .

Retraining an entire state’s elementary teachers in the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

But this fall, everyone at Viewmont Elementary School is in masks, so she has to listen more intently than usual. Jenny Muñoz does a small-group reading session in her second grade dual-immersion Spanish class at Southwest Primary School in Hickory, N.C. HICKORY, N.C. – “Mmm, ah, tuh.”

Google Classroom Features to Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback in the Elementary Classroom


The Question feature can also be used to engage learners in a simple group discussion, which creates opportunities for students to communicate, collaborate, and learn from one another asynchronously.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School


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. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California. We are transitioning from teacher-made groups to student-chosen groups and are developing personal learning plans.

Bringing Robotics to a STEAM Elementary School

MIND Research Institute

So much so that the ultimate frisbee champion and class valedictorian mentioned it while delivering his graduation speech to the students of Amelia Earhart Options for Knowledge Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, last month. Myles has been playing a lot of ST Math.

A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners. I introduced the Socratic Seminar to my two groups gifted elementary learners, ages 7 to 12, through the following slidedeck and by using Dr. Seuss’s Sneetches. In line with the theme of this blog, student-centric and user generated educational techniques. Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples


I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. They were so great, I asked the group if they could share their ideas. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

How to Teach Phonics and Decoding Skills to Elementary Students


In this article, you’ll learn more about why phonics skills are so important for literacy development, then discover helpful strategies for teaching elementary students—with five free downloadable teacher resources from! Want More Science of Reading?

Using Mind Maps in Elementary


Using Mind Maps in Elementary I''ve been using MindMaple for many of my personal and professional organizational needs, and I wanted to see if my seven year old daughter could use the software to create a mind map. If you''re limited on computers in your classroom, this could easily become a collaborative project for groups.

Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level


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 ).

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom


For example, because we have always used ClassDojo as a whole class or small group model, when we notice a friend being respectful, we share it when appropriate. Of course there's a time for whole group instruction and individual work time, but I've seen so many students light up when they get to work together with others towards a common goal. These structures provide a framework for groups to do more than work with one another.

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 usually use them for an hour per week with my two groups of gifted learners. The Task: A Small Group Project. I have been using them for my summer maker camp, with my gifted education classes, and for my upcoming Saturday morning program. One of my gifted girls noted, “Where do all of these robots come from?”

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator.’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley. Short 20-hour courses for elementary school. Group breakouts. News and Events coding elementary

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


Teachers can have three different groups going on at the same time. Read to self: students reading independently Lexia Core5: students working on devices Guided reading: students working with teacher Having students working in three different groups for about 15 minutes - 30 minutes a day can work well to help differentiate instruction for smaller groups of learners.

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

Leaders in both the private and public sectors recognize the need for a diverse group of scientists, technologists and engineers to create solutions informed by different perspectives that resonate with all of society. PALO ALTO, Calif. —

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades? When I first heard about coding in the elementary grades, I was really put off by it. Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., before they assign group work.

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. At the meeting later that day I introduced each of the tools to the group and noted which ones did not require student access to a computer. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. After practicing as a class, kids broke into small groups to sort more images. The post Will new standards improve elementary science education?

CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group


Save the world” said today that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group. About three-quarters of the elementary and middle schools in Israel use CodeMonkey, which provides guided lesson plans, tutorials and a teacher dashboard for tracking student progress. The invitation-only event drew a high-profile group of Chinese government, university and industry leaders. BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today.

To Help Fight a Mental Health Crisis in Schools, Community Groups Step In

ED Surge

Today, elementary students are taking longer to transition back into school routines, she says, and among older students, fighting and self harm have increased. Korematsu Discovery Academy and Esperanza Elementary School, within Oakland Unified.

McGraw Hill Announces New Elementary Math Program That Increases Student Curiosity and Confidence

eSchool News

Recent events have reminded us of the need for flexibility and the need for community in educating students,” said Kelly McGrath, Chief Academic Officer for McGraw Hill’s School group.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Kathleen Grigsby principal of Davis Magnet World IB Elementary School, spoke to The Hechinger Report about student success at the school, particularly with early literacy. Flexible student grouping vs. student centers. They receive instruction in targeted areas from a teacher or assistant and move in and out of the groups based on the skills with which they need help.

Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom


Simply drag your created scenes to reorder them or drag one on top of another to create a group. The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Blog Featured Tom Daccord #ettipad #ettsummit Draw and Tell elementary Free Technology for Teachers iPadsThis post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

A group of our teachers went the Neuva School's Design Thinking Institute this summer and we met today to plan the roll out, happening tomorrow. The post Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learning Spaces My Paperless Classroom STEM Education Elementary School MakerSpace Teaching Pedagogy

Reinventing Group Assignments with Applied Digital Skills


The benefits of group projects in the classroom are immeasurable. One of the headaches that come with group assignments is that they often result in an uneven distribution of work; one or two students complete a majority of the assignment while others are less involved. As a teacher, you may struggle as well with monitoring several groups’ progress simultaneously and creating fair rubrics when grading. Ready to transform group projects in your classroom?

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom


Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. Any educator will agree group work and cooperation in classroom not only contribute to more profound learning practices but also ensure kids to be better team members for the future. With a computer screen viewable by the entire classroom, it is an effective way for kids to display group projects and presentations. You can engage other groups too, who can make notes on slides.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

We were using Core5 in just six of our elementary schools prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning. When COVID-19 hit and our schools transitioned to remote learning, we were able to quickly expand Core5 to all our elementary schools.

How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning


As my small groups rotate in stations during math, each group can work on problems together. I love this idea because even though I may not be with that group, I can still have insight into what they're working on and how they're processing the skill or concept. This information will be instrumental as I move forward with planning for each group's personalized learning path. Here's an elementary school in Portugal that uses us pretty heavily.

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