iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. So many good ways exist to use iPads but how can we personalize it and make it unique? Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. The problem with iPads is there are so many apps and so many choices. Enter to win the book Innovate with Ipad by leaving a review on iTunes. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

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iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of excellent teaching with 1:1 and iPads in the kindergarten classroom.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know. iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Tony Vincent @tonyvincent from Learning in Hand about iPad Magic. Tony: Well, the iPad is packed with things that you may not even realize are there or that can be used in different ways.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. We do a lot of work with Scratch Junior , a free app on iPads and things. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology. The whole class can find the SMARTboard Notebook on the iPad. They get on the iPad, and if they like puppies and cats, one story problem might be: Tom has 5 puppies.

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy apps Elementary School New Teacher

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? App Smashing is a great strategy for increasing the creative potential of the iPad. In this guide, you’ll be introduced to a set of “evergreen” apps for use in powerful app smashing on the iPad. What is App Smashing on the iPad? This process requires a “hub” on your iPad, a place where you can save app content. Blog Featured Tom Daccord iPad

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. I have one iPad per two kids, so they’re working together on one iPad, figuring out the incomplete instructions.

My favorite iPad case for kids!

Kleinspiration

One item I kept seeing everyone walk around with were these really cool iPad cases. The case is light weight, comfortable, and keeps the iPad safe - which is KEY for little ones (like Jacob)! they have cases for iPad minis , too! This way, the kids can stand their iPad up when working. They even have charging carts that allow you to keep your iPads safe in their cases without having to remove them each time. Durable. Portable. Colorful.

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An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Tom Davidson @trdvo shares how he uses iPads in his math classes to teach. If you’re using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don’t want to miss! In today’s show, Tom Davidson discusses his workflow for teaching math to elementary students including: Why and how he uses Explain Everything. An Australian math classroom with iPads.

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iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten. In today’s show, Caitlin Arakawa talks about iPads in kindergarten and shares: Her favorite apps. The best thing about iPads. Want to hear another episode on iPads in the classroom? Listen to Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen talk about awesome iPad apps for the elementary classroom.

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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen share awesome apps for iPads in the elementary classroom. Milton is 1:1 with iPads for all K-8 students. It is his goal to incorporate technology into his classes, whether it is a full blown lesson using iPads, or using the SMARTboard for smaller activities.

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Elementary iPad Enrichment Activities

Tech Helpful

This app is a great way for students to practice keyboarding on an iPad to become familiar with where letters are. coding early finishers enrichment iOS apps ipads masteryHere are some iOS app options for use f or when students master quickly/finish early. These are activities that are self-correcting or easy to understand creative options. This app allows students to work on a foreign language. Mrs. Hoffman says it would be good for Spanish in grades 2-5.

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

12 Good iPad Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 16, 2017 Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to help them with their writing. iPad apps for elementary students my freebiesFrom.read more.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

First, a very cool stylus called the Logitech Crayon doesn’t require pairing and can be used on any iPad. The Logitech Crayon pairs instantly with any iPad in your classroom, making it perfect for teacher assistance and peer feedback. The Logitech Crayon is a digital iPad pencil.

8 Good iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some very good iPad math apps to use with young learners ? The updated visual below has you covered. It features some of the popular titles to utilize with your kids to teach them basics.read more

Over 40 iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 25, 2017 Here is an interesting resource specifically designed for elementary school teachers and students. This is a handy chart featuring a number of key iPad math apps for elementary.read more. Charts iPad elementary apps iPad Math apps

Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades? | #ipaded by @SamPatue

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I still don't believe in using restrictions and filters from keeping kids locked into an app, but I have found that strategic use of guided access can transform a lesson, keeping kids focused on the actual object of the lesson. My Paperless Classroom Pedagogy

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. Flipping the elementary school classroom? Near the end of the blog I will also explore some of the valuable resources for the professional development of elementary school teachers.

3 Good iPad Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The selection we curated for you today contains some useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. Some the things your kids will get to learn from these.read more

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Sean: About seven years ago, three colleagues and myself wrote a grant proposal for a quarter of a million dollars to implement iPads into math and science classrooms.

10 Essential iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 4, 2016 iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iPad apps for Elementary teachersiTunes app store is teeming with all kinds of apps with.read more.

Win an iPad Mini from @MasteryConnect

Kleinspiration

Our friends at MasteryConnect are giving us an opportunity to win an iPad Mini with the Share Your MasteryConnect Experience Video Contest For those of you who may be unfamiliar with MasteryConnect , they are a wonderful company that makes focusing on the core easy via their apps, online tools, and learning community. When I came home from school today I opened my email inbox and was greeted by a fantastic offer that I just couldn''t wait to share.

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

EdTechTeacher

Once complete, students can save their screencast as a video file to the iPad’s Camera Roll. Get More Creative iPad Ideas from Tom at the Innovation Summit ! 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.

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. Create a humanoid robot with UBTECH’s Jimu Robot Meebot robot kit—and program it with the free Jimu Robot app on your iPhone or iPad. 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?”

10 Very Good  iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 10, 2017 Looking for some very good iPad math apps to use with young learners ? iPad Math apps elementary students my freebiesThe visual below has you covered. It features some of the popular titles to utilize with your kids to teach them.read more.

Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are some good iPad apps you can use with young learners to create and share digital stories. Digital story telling is an effective way to enhance students writing, reading and speaking skills.read more

30+ iPad Resources

The Mobile Native

Only One iPad in the Classroom? iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 3. iPad and iPod Resources 4. The 55 Best Free Educational Apps for iPad 5. 15 Literacy Apps to Create Books on the iPad 6. 23 Ways to Use the iPad in a PBL Classroom 7. Middle School iPad Apps 8. Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 9. 39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom 10. 50 Resources for Using iPads in the Classroom 11. iPad Livebinder 21.

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Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to help them with their writing. From providing.read more

8 Social Studies Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is the seventh post is a series of posts covering educational iPad apps to use with elementary students. We are trying to build a repository of good apps elementary students and teachers can.read more

10 Must-Have Math Apps for Elementary

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Works on Laptops, iPads, and. The post 10 Must-Have Math Apps for Elementary appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. Free Math Apps The Math Learning Center has created 10 free math apps featuring virtual manipulatives and interactive visual models.