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. – Provide guidelines, but also be flexible in accommodating students’ unique needs and settings. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

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

The Hechinger Report

Yet many people in our country looked askance when guidelines were revised or refined based upon new data. The post OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education appeared first on The Hechinger Report. PALO ALTO, Calif. —

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Instructure Launches Canvas for Elementary User Experience for Back to School

eSchool News

SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2021 — Today at ISTE Live 2021, Instructure launched the Canvas for Elementary user experience, a combination of features that make Canvas more user-friendly for elementary students.

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

Edsurge

In addition to providing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum to children in the program, it was also important to the former governor and his wife that the tutoring be held in person, as they felt the college students could be good role models and possible mentors to the elementary-age students.

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. Depth of understanding was hailed by its architects as a cornerstone of the Common Core, a set of educational guidelines for what students need to know in each grade in English and math that have been adopted in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

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.

OPINION: Schools must do a better job teaching anti-racism

The Hechinger Report

Harvard University educators Adrienne Stang and Julia Jeffries have provided five useful guidelines when teaching about the history of racism: Create a classroom culture that values students’ multiple social identities (e.g.,

Flourishing a Blended Learning Culture in Classrooms

eSpark

Teachers must also start with the basics of how to use the technology appropriately and share guidelines to stay safe online. Elementary Education Middle School Education The 4Cs EdTech News

Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact

EdTechSandyK

I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers. I put this together about two months ago at the request of some educational technology professionals I know who were curious about boundaries when it comes to what to post and do on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to www.ToyotaDreamCarUSA.com/CoolCat to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. Administrators All Subjects Classroom Design Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Librarians Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to www.ToyotaDreamCarUSA.com/CoolCat to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.

How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

The Hechinger Report

That same day, six other students across the district were written up for not wearing their masks correctly (including one who also faked using hand sanitizer), while an elementary school student was assigned three days of “private dining” for sharing food in violation of safety guidelines.

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PROOF POINTS: New wave of research shows nudging students by text is not as promising as hoped

The Hechinger Report

None of these guidelines are absolute. When schools in Botswana closed for the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, one non-governmental organization texted math problems to parents of elementary school children, along with making weekly telephone calls.

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When kids go back to school, who’s going to drive the bus?

The Hechinger Report

210,000 — The number of bus drivers working directly for elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Similar to scaled-back guidelines from the federal government, the state board’s criteria for reopening schools make no mention of bus drivers or student transportation.

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How do you teach antiracism to the youngest students?

The Hechinger Report

and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area. For Katie Cryan Leary, the principal of the newly opened Magnolia Elementary in Seattle Public Schools, creating an antiracist, anti-bias school can be a messy, uncomfortable journey.

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Flourishing a Blended Learning Culture in Classrooms

eSpark

Teachers must also start with the basics of how to use the technology appropriately and share guidelines to stay safe online. Elementary Education Middle School Education The 4Cs EdTech News

TEACHER VOICE: Our schools are not equipped to teach transgender students

The Hechinger Report

They have returned to buildings without appropriate and safe bathrooms and locker rooms, in defiance of federal guidelines. Elementary to High School Opinion Gender Social emotional teachersRecently, a high school student told me she was terrified to go back to school. “I

OPINION: The Biden administration has a real chance to boost early childhood education

The Hechinger Report

Early Education Elementary to High School Opinion Child Care ParentsLast week, President-elect Joe Biden announced he would seek to expand the child tax credit and make a $40 billion investment in child care as part of a broader Covid relief and recovery package.

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OPINION: The truth about returning to school? There’s no easy answer

The Hechinger Report

Next, we need clear guidelines and requirements for reopening that are based on our evolving scientific understanding of this disease. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Opinion Solutions 2020 Election online learning Parents Politics poverty teachers Technology access

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“We’re really underwater here:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling, Part II

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Maranda Seawood, student support specialist at Washington Elementary School. Maranda Seawood, a student support specialist at Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, worries about her students’ academic losses. They sent new guidelines on Jan.

Summer camp 2021: More anxiety, more learning, more hugs — same fun

The Hechinger Report

Summer camps, many of which remain financially fragile after last year’s closures, could see an influx of cash: The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund earmarked $1.2 Elementary to High School News Social emotional Summer camp

COLUMN: School reopening plans must ensure safety of custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and substitutes

The Hechinger Report

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Joel Cruz cleans a desk in the classroom at Brubaker Elementary School in Desmoines, Iowa. Andre Perry Columnists Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School New Orleans News Funding Health and nutrition Politics

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A padlocked drinking fountain, tree stump seats and a caution-taped library: See how the coronavirus has transformed schools

The Hechinger Report

Federal and state guidelines differ on how much distancing is necessary. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Hechinger West MultimediaIn Florida and Wisconsin, schools have padlocked or sealed drinking fountains to keep kids from using them.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Entry Guidelines The U.S. Art and Music Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Free Resources Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Parents Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Students Teachers Web ToolsHelp Your Students Enter the U.S.

‘Protect my babies’: Parents desperate for safe school options as the virus surges

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Montgomery, an elementary school in Mound Bayou, Mississippi: Respectful. In our situation, a hybrid schedule is something that’s almost impossible for us to implement and stay within (MDE’s) guidelines because of facility needs and transportation needs,” Smith said. “I

Children will bear the brunt of a looming eviction crisis

The Hechinger Report

33 affordable units are available for every 100 families who meet extremely low-income poverty guidelines in the Kansas City region. Mikaela Johnson has a vague notion of a home she’d like to live in with her mother and her younger brother and sister.

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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. Give them guidelines for how to behave. Wanda Terral on episode 305 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!

Kleinspiration

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. Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

The Hechinger Report

Residential colleges continue to struggle with the decision of whether and how to bring students safely back this spring, amid CDC guidelines that have left them with a great degree of discretion and led to an array of different plans and approaches. Columnists Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School From The Editors Desk Higher Education News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

5 Apps to Share Class Work!

Kleinspiration

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. You may want to set up guidelines for leaving comments. Animoto apps for elementary apps for the classroom classroom iPads Erin Klein photo circle Remind101 Scholastic Scholastic Top Teaching three ring voxer

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. Drones Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Writing

As a district re-opens, one middle schooler returned to school and another remained home

The Hechinger Report

After a year of purely remote learning, elementary and middle school students were offered one day a week of in-person instruction in March; that was followed by two days a week the first half of April. Middle schoolers don’t follow guidelines. BROCKTON, Mass. —

Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

Ask a Tech Teacher

Written by “Karen Weaver a 3rd grade elementary school teacher and author of the upcoming children’s book “The Magic Pencil”, it covers all the basics. This guideline has the back straight, making a right angle to the thighs.

50 Field Day Games, Activites, and Ideas

Waterford

Half are appropriate for in-person and hybrid classrooms depending on local guidelines, and half are great for distance learning classrooms. 25 Field Day Games for Elementary School Students. Who doesn’t look forward to field day at the end of the year?

Dallas parents flocking to schools that pull students from both rich and poor parts of town

The Hechinger Report

As a candidate, President Joe Biden said that he would remove the Trump-era guidance, but the department has not issued new guidelines. Elementary to High School Race and Equity Solutions Civil rights Parents Race School choice Segregation

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

Guidelines for Inclusive Holidays Celebrations. Hoping to avoid controversy, many districts have created guidelines about how to appropriately celebrate holidays in the classroom.

Create Google Slides comics to add some elements of fun to your lessons and enhance student engagement

Hapara

For example, in an elementary school English class, a teacher that is doing a narrative unit could have students study anchor texts in order to analyze literary elements, create a Google Slideshow with comics that teaches the major literary elements like plot, character, theme, etc.

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. This year, I’ve focused on using the Station Rotation Model to: create smaller learning communities within our larger class. spend more time working in small groups with students.

Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

Digital Promise

We followed CDC and Jefferson County Public Schools safety guidelines in all aspects of our rollout.”. Take a look at what 2020 rollout looked like at Newburg , as well as at Sunset Vista’s sister school, Desert Spirit Elementary School, courtesy of FOX10 Phoenix and ABC15 Arizona.

PRINCIPAL VOICE: Returning students to school safely is top priority, but let’s not forget to treat them fairly

The Hechinger Report

The Obama-era guidelines helped us understand how our own implicit biases impact our Black and Hispanic students in harmful ways, and how to counter these biases to create more equitable schools. Elementary to High School High School Reform Opinion Race and Equity Solutions