Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. In this Thursday, Oct.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition: As children move from their pre-K classroom into kindergarten, they need support and guidance and strong ties should exist between the pre-K program and the feeder elementary school. Alyssa Auck.

The Social Media Game Elementary School Students Should Be Playing

The Innovative Educator

Fortunately, my employer supports this and as such, we have been incorporating the voice of students in the guidelines around social media (You can see the teen guidelines at schools.nyc.gov/socialmedia ). Most recently I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of elementary students about social media and which platforms they are using. I''m a student voice advocate.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

What we try to have our teachers do, particularly in our middle school where we are one-to-one grades five through eight is encouraging teachers to use the tools in the classroom and incorporate guidelines for how to behave as they’re doing these projects and using these tools.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

So I started with her, creating the social media guidelines for the New York City Department of Education. Eileen Lennon is part of the team that developed the social media guidelines and resources for the NYC Board of Education.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: What are some general guidelines for when you bring drones into the classroom to make it safe. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!


As students review the different lessons, they will find each vocabulary word is packed with example sentences, usage guidelines, and fun factoids about homophones, word parts, etymology and figurative language. I''ve been nominated for A Bammy Award for Elementary Teacher of the Year.

5 Apps to Share Class Work!


My Terrific Three Apps for the Elementary Classroom As a working parent, sometimes it is difficult to sign up for volunteer dates. To give it a try, I set up a circle with Todd and invited two other friends and fellow elementary teachers, Brad and Drew.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too. Instead of designing academic tasks to be completed in each station, I designed creative tasks with very loose guidelines.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?


In my previous blog on the subject , we explored some of the better online resources for the elementary school teacher hoping to blend their elementary school classroom. Why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

UDL has reordered the principles and guidelines, to begin with, Multiple Means of Engagement, the Why of Learning that compliments how the Design Thinking Process involves learners in identifying an authentic problem or challenge. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

See Todd’s show for guidelines. The move to middle school comes after almost fifteen years in elementary education as a third grade teacher and as an elementary library media specialist.

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Follett’s Aspen SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status


5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students ] Ed-Fi certifications allow product developers to demonstrate a product’s fidelity to Ed-Fi standards and guidelines, and for purchasers or users to be confident that a product conforms to those same Ed-Fi standards and guidelines.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

What follows are the general guidelines I use to plan and structure my professional development workshops. Recently, I facilitated two weekends of math instruction for elementary teachers. Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development.

Where We Belong

The Jose Vilson

Whereas a community has a set of well-defined, open, and transparent set of guidelines, a clubhouse has trees, ladders, and secret codes that bar and deter outsiders from entering. Elementary school teachers then turn to parents and society.

#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

I presented with Sam Walker , an Instructional Technologist at Kimmel Farm Elementary School in my district. Earlier today I had the honor and pleasure of presenting at the Annual Conference for ASCD.

Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider


This tool developed by ReSchool Colorado provides practical resources, strategies, and guidelines to help educators build personalized learning profiles across age spans. Susan Castigliego, Grade 3 Teacher at Hugh Cole Elementary School. Learner Profile Template (Elementary).

From The Shamelss Promotion Department

The Web20Classroom

I get asked a lot about what policies schools should have about social media and what guidelines they should have to teach their students about social media. I have spent the better part of this school year working with an elementary school in my district to develop social media guidelines for the faculty, staff and students. I don''t often promote my own stuff but in this case I am going to do a little shameless promoting.

Tips for Student Comments on Blogs and Forums


Similarly, it''s important to set guidelines, rules, and expectations for students to comment on blogs and forums. These guidelines should outline appropriate online behavior and internet safety precautions. Your task is to create those guidelines.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). For educators who want to help their students build these skills of hope, here are five research-based guidelines. My advanced degree is in counseling.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


One of my favorites is from Kate Wagner, principal of Red Mill Elementary, who says, “ We are no longer teaching to the middle.” So we’ve put together a blog of research-based guidelines for choosing edtech tools—from assessment to curriculum software—to use in the classroom.

How To Get Started Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

My name is Shaundra Schlapia, and I teach students in various elementary grades and middle grades one-on-one lessons with HAWO American Academy. I am an elementary school teacher and have been for 14 years.

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K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

EdTech Magazine

The new guidelines encourage teachers to move beyond a lecture-style pedagogy to teach computer science, and instead find creative ways to show students how computational thinking can be used in vastly different ways across a wide spectrum of topics.

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How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

A fascinating study published in the Journal of School Health indicates that when elementary-age children’s lessons incorporated physical activity, their focus improved more than 70 percent. Guest article written by Dr. Mark E.

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How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health


In the fall of 2017, Green Springs Elementary noticed in the results of a Panorama SEL survey that students’ grit—their ability to persevere through setbacks to achieve important long-term goals—was at the 20th percentile compared to elementary schools in Panorama’s national database.

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How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies


Qualls, principal at Monaview Elementary School, Greenville, South Carolina, it can come down to appearances. Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system).

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ).

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap ,” looked at data for every school district across the country, finding school systems in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania that have an “alarming” suspension rate of 20% or higher among their elementary school students.

How I gave my students voice and increased collaboration

eSchool News

After a decade in the classroom, this year I took a role in my district as an elementary and middle school math instructional coach. Start by setting strict guidelines for classroom conversation.

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids


Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines. House Rules for the research pediatrician: Dr. Jenny Radesky is the lead author of the most recent revision of the guidelines on media and children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Further, Johns Hopkins Medicine posits that, in addition to the estimated eight yearly colds elementary children are likely to get, they’re also prime candidates for the flu. Guest article by Stephen Lewis.

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3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

eSchool News

The feedback we gathered formed the following guidelines for our ideal platform: We needed a platform that keeps students actively engaged.

Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

K-12 Schools - Education News

Reports and a recent national study show that black students are being suspended more often than white students across the school spectrum from elementary through high school.

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Student-Run Tech Support Is a Win-Win

Leadership Lounge

An elementary teacher in Wisconsin wrote in EdSurge of her school’s successful student-led tech program. Or the schools have gone their own way, but still followed the GenYES guidelines.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research


Dr. Denis Newman, lead author of the software industry’s guidelines for research on edtech impact, is the CEO of both Empirical Education Inc. At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more.

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