5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Senora Evelyn Hamlin is the first video released as part of this campaign and was presented with a SMART Board. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

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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. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including four keynote addresses in Texas, Indiana, St.

The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year. She’s also included a copy of her presentation that she gives on how she does this in the show notes. Presentation Rayna Gives about Her Secret Agents. “An

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest challenges they face is the wide range of reading skills in their classrooms. This presents significant challenges as teachers attempt to support students below grade-level while challenging those readers who are above grade level.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

This week I was presenting on technology infused reading strategies and resources for K-5 teachers and wanted to share them. I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online.

Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlarzzo's excellent blog. I highly recommend checking out Elementari by clicking here !!!

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.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text. Storyboard Presentations, Feedback, and Revisions.

Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

I realize presenting for an actual audience is a daunting task, but it is also a crucial life skill. I regularly volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms, but I rarely have parents volunteer to come into my high school class.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator. Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. Code.org elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley.

STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

CUE

For toys infused with learning and creativity, elementary STEM teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, author, and Helpful Guy, Andy Losik, handled the legwork for you and offers his 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Authentic Learning: It’s Elementary!

Brilliant or Insane

Authentic learning is typically distinguished by four characteristics: The opportunity for learners to define and pursue their own questions and passions Inquiry work and the solving of real problems Discourse within a community of learners Activities that mimic the work of professionals and require the presentation of findings to audiences that will benefit from them [.]. The post Authentic Learning: It’s Elementary! Brilliant or Insane.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

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. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher. By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ).

5 fun presentation tools for end-of-year projects

eSchool News

Class presentations can be a great way for students to synthesize knowledge, practice public speaking, and interact with their classmates. and the presentations themselves can become repetitive and formulaic. Check out five of our top picks below: 5 fun presentation tools.

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Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” By the end of second grade, students had explored mind-mapping programs and had moved on to presentation software.

20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Kids!

Kleinspiration

I recently submitted a piece to my friend, Laura Candler, for inclusion of her new eBook: 20 Terriffic Presentation Tech Tools for Kids. They will love these novel methods of using technology to present information and reports. Google Drive Presentations 5.

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Wainhouse Research Presents New Findings on LRM

Fidelis Education

By Alan Greenberg. Ending the Expectation of Average while Getting Back to Basics. Many educational technological tools have been designed to solve a specific functional requirement, whether meant to support institution, educator / learner, or classroom needs.

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Wainhouse Research Presents New Findings on LRM

Fidelis Education

By Alan Greenberg. Ending the Expectation of Average while Getting Back to Basics. Many educational technological tools have been designed to solve a specific functional requirement, whether meant to support institution, educator / learner, or classroom needs.

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

EdTechTeacher

As a result, it’s simple for emerging learners to create digital stories or presentations on any number of topics. The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It allows not only writing but also playing videos, displaying presentations and restoring erased data. With multimedia lessons and video/audio presentations, you can bring more hands-on activities into the classroom.

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

All Grades All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

Kleinspiration

With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. They can use a number of online tools to make presentations, compete quizzes etc.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

edWeb.net

About the Presenter. Cari Wilson is the elementary innovation and technology lead teacher for West Vancouver School District in British Columbia. The post Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher appeared first on edWeb. Homework, assessments, projects.

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? The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP. Apps are carefully reviewed and rated and only a select few are presented per topic.

Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

edWeb.net

When we “flip” the learning, and have students present to educators in our edWebinars, it’s a great example of how much we can learn from our students. But Gavin felt it was different giving the presentation to adults rather than students.

Back to School with Elementari

Technology Tidbits

Elementari is a wonderful new site for digital storytelling and project based learning. Educators are using this easy-to-use tool to have students create interactive digital stories, digital portfolios, presentations, and even choose-your-own-adventures.

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

These finalists will present their Big Ideas in a Saturday (3/18/17) morning session called LeRoy’s Big Idea: Innovative Lesson Design Competition. At the end of the activity the STEM Buddies will present their solution to the project and discuss possible changes.

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Amidst Opioid Addiction, Plummeting Morale, One Elementary School Reinvents Itself

Edsurge

When you enter Parker-Varney Elementary School, you are immediately struck by the relaxed atmosphere. Student representatives went to the Board of School Committee to present their results and give their suggestions. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working. Make your way to the office to check in, and you’ll see students walking by and waving, moving in and out of community spaces with confidence and ease.

Social (Emotional) Networking at Spring CUE

CUE

Lisa Moe teaches 4th Grade at Eagle Canyon Elementary in Chino Valley Unified School District and is known as “Miss MOE-tivation.” Inspire conference networking palm springs presentations presenter presenter spotlight social-emotional learning spring cue

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

These elective opportunities gave me the possibility of having an elementary tech team. Then on Wednesday of the next week, 8 of the 13 students got on a bus at 6:45am to travel from Chattanooga, TN to Atlanta, GA to "present."