Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower.

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. We quickly put together a Google form which contained all of the required elements of the book report.

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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. I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “We Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “He Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “I’m

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A new report released today goes to some measure to tackle this problem in the state of Ohio. The report, State of Opportunity: The Status and Direction Of Blended Learning in Ohio , produced by the Clayton Christensen Institute , The Learning Accelerator , and the Ohio Blended Learning Network , suggests that 58 percent of schools have some type of blended learning going on—and for high schools that number is 71 percent. Only seven percent reported wanting advice on resources.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The post Four tips from a successful elementary school appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Why ‘Poor’ Should Never Be a Report Card Grade

Edsurge

Common grading scale for a typical report card Which is why I find it striking that on progress updates and report cards, many K-12 schools still use “poor” in one of the most potentially destructive ways—to imply that a child isn’t meeting expectations. “Grandma, are we poor?”

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WeWork to Shutter Its Private Elementary School After Current School Year

Edsurge

WeGrow, the division of WeWork that operated a private elementary school, will close its doors after the current school year. The news was first reported by The Huffington Post, which stated that WeGrow is currently serving about 100 students.

Principal for a Day at Jackson Elementary

MIND Research Institute

I arrived at Jackson Elementary with a smile on the morning of March 22. Principal Cervantes reporting for duty! Twenty years later, I was spending my day with him in his first year as principal at Jackson Elementary.

How one Mississippi elementary school improved to an A rating

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student reads in a Mississippi elementary school. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. West Elementary rolled out “power hour” sessions in which teachers meet daily with small groups of struggling students for intense tutoring sessions.

Report: MassNET Reports on ELA Edtech Tools

Edsurge

During the 2015-2016 school year, MassNET worked with the Boston-based LearnLaunch Institute (under the umbrella of the Learning Assembly ) to pilot instructional software for English Language Arts with six teams of six to eight teachers in Boston-area elementary and middle school classrooms. The report, Insights on Software Piloting in an Urban School District , released in December 2016, suggests key factors that influence successful adoption of edtech products.

Too few parents talk to their kids about race and identity, report finds

The Hechinger Report

That’s one of the main findings of a new report by Sesame Workshop , which surveyed 6,070 parents of children ages 3 to 12 and 1,046 teachers from preschool to fifth grade. The authors of the Sesame Workshop “Identity Matters” report surveyed 6,070 parents of children.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report).

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.

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].

Instead Of A Book Report, My Students ‘Wrote’ A Video

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Instead Of A Book Report, My Students ‘Wrote’ A Video appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Technology Elementary School New Teacher

OPINION: 7 million students attend schools with police but no counselor — ACLU report

The Hechinger Report

Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report. In Los Angeles, teachers launched a historic strike in January, in part because 80 percent of elementary schools do not have a full-time nurse. A report out today from my organization, the ACLU, shows that schools are indeed hiring: police officers.

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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 the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

MindShift

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms. Originally posted on Chalkbeat on October 28, 2019.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. The post Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. In this Thursday, Oct.

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.

Report: Kindergarten Increasingly Pushing Academic Skills

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that accountability pressures have reached down through the elementary grades, causing kindergarten to become more focused on academic skills and less centered around opportunities for play.

Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

The CoolCatTeacher

News and World Report Magazine as one of America’s best high schools. Administrators All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Monday Motivation Poverty Teachers

Amazon Donates $10k in Resources to Elementary Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

Last year, the Grant Elementary and Woodmore Elementary schools asked its teachers to generate a wish list with the online retailer site for a chance to win the items selected. Grant Elementary School won after being drawn from a hat. The Times Free Press reports that around $1.6

Literacy Instruction in Mississippi Lacking, Report Suggests

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report has examined the state of literacy instruction in Mississippi in an effort to promote changes to both pre-service and in-service programs to better meet the needs of those within rural and high-poverty environments. (Photo: US Department of Education, Creative Commons).

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A fourth-grader makes a puppet while his teammate works on writing a script at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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SmartAsset Report Analyzes Best Places to Be a Teacher

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the median annual pay for elementary and kindergarten teachers was roughly 40.4% Author information Grace Smith | The post SmartAsset Report Analyzes Best Places to Be a Teacher appeared first on Education News.

‘State of Our Schools’ Facilities Report Highlights Infrastructure Needs

K-12 Schools - Education News

and the National Council on School Facilities, the 2016 State of Our Schools report attempts to answer the question of where our country stands in terms of offering a high-quality education to all students in a safe and healthy environment. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

Report Recommends Teacher Training Literacy Instruction

K-12 Schools - Education News

A report by the International Literacy Association has found that only 18 states require prospective elementary school teachers to complete specific courses related to literacy education. “We hope this initial report is a starting point for that conversation.”

Teaching Kids About Sexual Abuse May Improve Incident Reporting

K-12 Schools - Education News

A newly published research review found that children who participate in sex abuse programs in school are more likely to report abuse happening in their own lives than children who do not take part in such programs.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Leave Comments on Report Cards and Progress Reports My most treasured report card is from fifth grade. Not just “good job” or “great student,” she captured my little fifth-grade self on that report card. Classroom management can be a challenge.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

This week, Education Commission of the States released a 50-State Comparison and Companion Report summarizing state statutes, rules and regulations related to K-3 quality. Alyssa Auck.

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap ,” looked at data for every school district across the country, finding school systems in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania that have an “alarming” suspension rate of 20% or higher among their elementary school students.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. To the other 13 school/district case studies, click here.