Micro-school parents, students build one-room schoolhouses of today

The Christensen Institute

To better understand how these schools serve their students and families, I visited two of them: AltSchool Fort Mason , one of four micro-schools in San Francisco that the startup AltSchool runs, and the Khan Lab School , which Khan Academy opened this year in Mountain View to be a working model of how to integrate the technology platform’s inquiry-driven, self-directed philosophy with schooling.

Voice and Choice - Dissecting ISTE Standard for Student "Empowered Learner"

Tech Helpful

In fact, if you are an elementary teacher centers/stations are probably a part of your day, every day. Platforms like YouTube and Khan Academy create opportunities for students to learn anytime, anywhere, and pretty much anything.

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The Christensen Institute

To better understand how these schools serve their students and families, I visited two of them: AltSchool Fort Mason , one of four micro-schools in San Francisco that the startup AltSchool runs, and the Khan Lab School , which Khan Academy opened this year in Mountain View to be a working model of how to integrate the technology platform’s inquiry-driven, self-directed philosophy with schooling.

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

EdTechTeacher

Thanks to a recent partnership with Khan Academy , Duck Duck Moose has made its terrific Draw and Tell iOS app completely FREE. The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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. Khan Academy (free) works on multiple platforms https://www.khanacademy.org/ Does a great job supporting the math curriculum.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re struggling with a concept, Khan Academy has some excellent math tutorials. All Subjects Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. You know, if I taught math, I’d be harvesting videos from the Khan Academy or places like that, rather than creating my own.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math Books for Elementary Grades. How to Use Khan Academy (free lesson plan). Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

Khan Academy. A nonprofit academic organization, Khan Academy was created to provide free, high-caliber educational tools to everyone. Tutors note that parents often ask about Khan Academy and wonder whether their child should be using their content.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

Across the district’s elementary and middle schools, Yakima had about 8,400 students on the program for the last three years. Some teachers already use Freckle and Khan Academy on their own.) The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

Khan Academy. Khan Academy, in partnership with the College Board, has designed a scaffolded SAT prep program that diagnoses the student’s level and takes them through practice questions in a step by step approach to prepare them for the real thing.

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5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

As the producer of HipHughes History, he was recognized in 2012 by YouTube and Khan Academy with a YouTube Edu Guru Award. Hip Hughes on episode 155 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Sal Khan TED Talk Urges Mastery, Not Test Scores In Classroom ).

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation.

32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Flash to Pass –easy-to-use, elegant program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School. My Math Flashcards App –My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Khan Academy in Your Classroom: A Lesson Plan.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

While my main goal was always for our students to continue to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy, I started asking the elementary teachers how I might support their curriculum with what I was doing in class.

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack (his name is disguised) started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. After 70 days of using Khan Academy’s online math tutorials and exercises for a portion of his math three to four days a week, rather than remaining tracked in the bottom math group, Jack rose to become one of the top four students in his class.

Dropbox + Pinterest + SMART Exchange for Teachers + Common Core = ClassConnect

Kleinspiration

I just an elementary teacher loving what he''s created and enjoying sharing it with others! While I use and appreciate Sal Khan and The Khan Academy , I have been disappointed that I''ve only been able to use the videos by viewing the content.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Khan Academy tutorial: Learn how to draw with code (Javascript and ProcessingJS). Khan Academy Curriculum. Kodable Curriculum for Elementary. The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Hour of Code is coming!

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. This goes well beyond Khan Academy’s online video training, into fantasy worlds of trolls and wizards, the type of activities most parents have tried to keep their kids away from.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

Edsurge

Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California Khan Academy videos have long been used in K-12 classrooms of all grade levels, even though it was never expressly marketed to them. This April, the company released its first tool built for school: a teacher’s aid that allows users to create lesson plans corresponding to Khan videos and track student progress via a data dashboard.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Elementari - A fun site for digital storytelling and project based learning where students can create: digital stories, portfolios, or choose-your-own adventures. Khan Academy Kids - A new iOS/Google Play app for finding educational resources for Math, Reading, Writing, and more. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps. Again, this years list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focuses on programming/coding.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. You are working with the teacher today, or you are working on a Khan Academy lesson today.’”.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

An Elementary Computer Refresh: the district will remove 9,700 outdated machines from elementary schools and install more than 25,000 new machines to increase students’ digital footprint.

Urgency with Coding Now for the Future

wwwatanabe

Below are a few places for getting started: Device Elementary Secondary iPad Daisy the Dinosaur Tickle (older app) Hopscotch Scratch Jr. Cargo-Bot Tickle Laptop/Desktop Scratch Grok Blockly Scratch Snap Grok Various Code.org Lightbot Khan Academy Code.org Final thoughts There are so many more resources/sites available on multiple platforms than those aforementioned.

Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation – from Beth Holland & Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Salman Khan, creator of Khan Academy recently shared, “ Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart.” In Kristen Wideen’s elementary class, students launched #KidsCanCreateChange. This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Just Google it.) Khan Academy has become very popular for various tutorials on subject ranging from math and science to art and history! Don’t be fooled by the picture of the elementary students on the Kahoot web site.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

This year, for example, Harvey Elementary School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, parted ways with EL after five years, because teachers struggled to align EL lessons and progress measures with the separate standards and reporting required by their district.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

Two examples are McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Khan Academy. Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, defines personalization by pace. With Khan Academy, you can show “mastery” by getting a certain number of questions right in a row.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Dan D.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. Khan Academy ? TOOLS THEY USE HOLY FAMILY ACADEMY, PITTSBURGH ?

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

The Hechinger Report

But like many students who stumble upon this discovery, I immediately distinguished between “school math” and, as Khan Academy calls it, “math for fun and glory.” A field trip we took to an elementary school also mattered greatly to my own math transformation. Zoe Clute.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. Khan Academy videos coupled with IXL exercises aligned to standards we were learning in class. “We’ve blocked three days off leading up to the first day of school for curriculum and lesson planning. You’ve got time to plan ahead.”

Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative

eSchool News

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In one survey, a large majority (80 percent) of math teachers reported that free instructional content from Khan Academy helped them challenge their most advanced students, and a smaller but still significant majority (66 percent) reported that it gave them extra capacity to help their most struggling students make the gains they needed. This summer, in fact, we finished the two-year opt-in period for blended learning at the elementary level.

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Future-Proofing College by Embracing ‘Purpose Learning’

Edsurge

In “The One World Schoolhouse,” Salman Khan of Khan Academy blames the “balkanizing habits of our current system” for denying students “the benefit—the physiological benefit—of recognizing connections”: Genetics is taught in biology while probability is taught in math, even though one is really an application of the other. Khan describes the detrimental effect of artificially separating narrow specializations and “ghettoizing” learning.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone Blog

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.