SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. Open Badges in Elementary School.

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Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

After diving into research and applying what she learned, Felicia and her elementary students have left behind a traditional way of teaching math and awakened to the exciting possibilities. His Google Spreadsheet with links to all the 3Act Lessons and information!

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.

A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners. The goal of the Socratic method is to help students process information and engage in deeper understanding of topics.

How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District.

3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

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. They developed a market survey from this information: Analyzing Results, Deciding of Products, Testing Products.

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. Students will need to research information on their “ugly” animal. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

This page also shares more information on the student driven learning components of the program. adaptive literacy adaptive programs for elementary blended learning core 5 core5 differentiated instruction Guided Reading language arts apps lexia lexia core 5 lexis reading personalized learnin

Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing

Fractus Learning

This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing ! While 3D printing may not be new to some, it is new to us and our elementary students. Information, such as time to print and how much filament is being used, is always available.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Poker is an environment (like a lot of situations in life) where you have incomplete information. It forces you to actually think in probabilities, to quantify risk, to make decisions based on the information that you have—to quantify uncertainty.

Common Core Elementary Apps Created by Teachers for the @iTooch App by EduPad!

Kleinspiration

iTooch Elementary is an app covering the official Maths, Science and Language Arts curriculum for grades 3-5. This is because the developers have made iTooch Elementary free to download and try before you buy it (y ou get to see about 20 % of the app in the free trial).

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week. A collaborative approach by the librarian and the classroom teacher is by far the most effective way to teach information fluency/inquiry skills and strategies. .

WeWork to Shutter Its Private Elementary School After Current School Year

Edsurge

WeGrow, the division of WeWork that operated a private elementary school, will close its doors after the current school year. The planned shuttering of the elementary school is not expected to impact WeWork’s other educational offerings, such as its coding bootcamp Flatiron School.

Newtown - Sandy Hook Elementary

Educational Technology Guy

I was at one of our elementary schools working with a principal on some technology ideas when we started to get the news about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, just 15 miles north of us. Staff members live in that town and were trying to get more information about their own children. As the day and weekend progressed and more information was released, things got worse. Friday was a shocking day.

Here’s the information you need to help you make the better choice in 2020

The Hechinger Report

These columns provoked strong, favorable reactions — from charter advocates , parent advocates and policy analysts — suggesting that people want the federal government to take an active approach to elementary, secondary and higher education.

How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #2 – Using BeeBots in an Elementary Language Arts Lesson.

Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

Edudemic

The Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. The post Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Tools best websites elementary teacher sites lesson ideas resources Teacher ResourcesSometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. Integration of multiple information delivery methods is the basis of a coherent lesson. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Students gather information using the web and are taught to reference and give credit to their resources. Ipad camera Students can use the camera to save information.

Reading Curriculum Boosts Elementary Literacy

techlearning

For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Once you have a way to stay connected, families can be informed and updated as needed. Schools being closed is nothing new. There are spring and winter breaks. There are snow days. There is summer vacation. At these times teachers, schools, and districts may decide to give students homework packets with various activities. Parents need to figure out childcare.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Because we want to be strong partners who complement the work of schools and teachers, we’re proud to see these new, compelling results in the upper elementary grades.”. For more information on the results of the study, or to review the complete report, visit [link].

Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find

The Hechinger Report

Experiments that send parents useful information by text have been found to increase student attendance and reduce course failures dramatically. Parents get so little information and so little of what they get is useful,” Rogers said.

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A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices

MindShift

And while this isn’t new information, focusing on how to make the learning environment a safe, nurturing place where those students can succeed has become a robust topic of conversation in many districts.

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

techlearning

This post includes a handful of Adobe Spark activities for elementary students! For example, if your fourth-grade students have typed up an informational report in Google Docs , they can use Spark Page to add multimedia, links, and more.

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Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kingsley elementary team has graciously allowed me to share their story and copies of the documents that you can use!

Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeam

By stepping back and providing your students with tools to begin generating their own higher-order questions and then analyzing the researched information, our youngest learners will be well-prepared for their future. As students begin to find answers to their questions, I show them how to keep the information organized using Notes on their iPads. By creating separate notes, students learn how to analyze their learned information and to categorize it.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

At one elementary school she supports, Duffy collaborated with the speech pathologist to design a Breakout that required general education students to use the communication tools that their non-verbal peers use daily.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

How New Research on Kids and Media Can Inform Your Teaching

Graphite Blog

For teachers, this big-picture perspective can help inform classroom management, teaching strategies, content choices, homework policies, and much more. As a classroom teacher, you know the way devices and media dominate kids' attention.

EdTechTeam Live: iPads in the Elementary Classroom Webinar Archive

EdTechTeam

Last Wednesday, Tracy Purdy , Ben Friesen, Angela Gadtke and I had a blast sharing resources for using iPads in the elementary classroom on our Teaching & Learning Team's monthly webinar. RSVP at [link] or just follow @LThumann and @EdTechTeam on Twitter for more information.