5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

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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?

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Listen to Danielle talk about how to encourage kindergarten and elementary voices Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. 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.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. ” The post Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? Amy has fourteen years of experience working as an elementary educator.

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 company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. ” 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.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. 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.”. So, Steve, as we finish up, could you give us a 30-second pep talk on why we need to have computing and computational thinking in the elementary grades?

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. Vicki: As we finish up, give our elementary teachers a pep talk about making math exciting. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Using this website and brain anatomy posters on the wall as references, learners, in small groups, created their own model brains using dough (that they made themselves) for the lobes and sticky notes/toothpicks to label the lobes and their functions.

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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In order to support interest and passion driven learning (all – I mean all – of my students play video games) as well as address cross-curricular content area integration of language arts, science, and technology standards, I had my gifted elementary learners, grades 2 through 6, do a semester long project on video game design. Reference – [link]. Reference – [link]. Reference – [link].

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. Many elementary school systems have programs that include some rotations of music, visual art, and PE classes. References. in Elementary Education from Florida State University. By Kathleen J.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. 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.

How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Get Connected (PLN Building) Innovation Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021.

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Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers

eSchool News

This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science Literacy.

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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. This also teaches elementary students the skills of knowing how to write papers for future needs. apps best tech elementary edtech grade level technology integration web based

Principal for a Day at Jackson Elementary

MIND Research Institute

I arrived at Jackson Elementary with a smile on the morning of March 22. Twenty years later, I was spending my day with him in his first year as principal at Jackson Elementary. I also learned that students refer to themselves as scholars. It was apparent that the Jackson Elementary community strongly values academics. Jackson Elementary has been an ST Math school since 2008 through the Orange County Math Initiative and the JiJi culture there is strong.

How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right.

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

So we have courses, everything from the elementary level where it really intertwines how financial wellness and social-emotional skills are intertwined. So I touched on it a little bit at the elementary level, but certainly important at all levels.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. 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.

SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Using Robots in your Elementary Makerspace

My Paperless Classroom

While this text refers to several different robots, these are just a few of the ever-expanding selection of educational robots. The school year is kicking off and I am excited to share a terrific series of podcasts with you about teaching with robots. Below is the beginning of the post, be sure to check out the full article on Beyond The Hour of Code. Lesson Design in Three Dimensions, Learning with Robots.

How Elementary Teachers are Marking the End of School Amid Grief for Lost Time with Students

MindShift

In recent weeks, many elementary schools organized car parades, created slideshows and distributed class T-shirts or other mementos to celebrate the end of the year for the eldest students in particular.

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. With technical assistance from Naperville North High School, Naper fourth-graders will be rolling robotic Sphero balls through what one elementary student likened to the always-changing maze in “Maze Runner,” a literary reference that brought a smile to the face of Ryan Shambo, Naper’s learning commons director and lead teacher.

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Researcher Pamela Livingston Gaudet shares her findings From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

The matching column resources are perfect for kindergarten and lower elementary teachers working with phonetic sounds and word recognition.

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8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

And probably not as much at the middle school and high school level but at elementary certainly they want to know who their teachers are. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. All Subjects Classroom Design Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Caring for our earth is a focus of Earth Day.

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Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.