SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter.

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.

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.

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.

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. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction.

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.

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

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!

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reading Curriculum Boosts Elementary Literacy

techlearning

For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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].

Five Reasons Why Elementary Teachers Should Flip Math First

Turning Learning On Its Head

Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It was that realization that ultimately led Aaron Sams and I to write Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction.

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.

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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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A Look Inside Amanda’s Library at Meadow View Elementary Amanda Johnson – Bio As Submitted Amanda Johnson is the media specialist at Meadow View Elementary in Henry County, Virginia.

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.

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.

Elementary School Kids Getting Too Much Homework, Study Shows

K-12 Schools - Education News

A study published in the American Journal of Family Therapy has shown that students in the earlier years of elementary school are getting more homework than education leaders suggest they receive – and sometimes as many as three times the recommended amount.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. Elementary think alouds. 2016) Information needs, types, and qualities.”

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Information below.) Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers

Research: People remember information better through VR

FETC Converge

“By showing that virtual reality can help improve recall, it opens the door to further studies that look at the impact of VR-based training modules at all levels — from elementary school children learning astronomy to trauma residents acquiring the latest knowledge in lifesaving procedures.

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.

Fearless Teaching Transforms Elementary School Classroom – Tammy Dunbar, USA

Daily Edventures

Information People e2 tammy dunbar USAWhen we last caught up with Tammy Dunbar this past January, the 4 th and 5 th grade teacher’s district was in the middle of a massive learning transformation.

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

September 25, 2018) – California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) today announced it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

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.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble – Bio As Submitted Dr. Mike Ribble has been writing, speaking and creating information related to digital citizenship for 15 years.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. Hyperlinks will be used in the cases where I feel additional context and information is beneficial. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

The CoolCatTeacher

For more information, visit: www.playworks.org. Jill Vialet on episode 490 Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.