Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

When the bell rings, students rotate to a Reading and Social Studies class where another set of stages await them. To learn more about Hook Elementary, visit Hook Elementary’s website. The post Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools appeared first on Digital Promise.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. Quizlet Quizlet states it best, "We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free."

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50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration

over 50 games for EACH grade level ~ ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning! The site is perfect for any elementary grade level. For example, we may play Fraction Fling (similar to Angry Birds) before we launch our study of fractions.

12 Great Social Studies Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 22, 2017 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.read more. iPad apps for elementary students

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. 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.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

From "White-Room" to Classroom - Enter the G i v e - A w a y at the Bottom of this Post - Prior to entering the profession of teaching, I studied Interior Design at Michigan State University for a bit more than three years.

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. By Kathleen J.

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.

Whole Wide World: a free Social Studies App for 5-8 year olds Launched Last Night!

Kleinspiration

Learning content : Whole Wide World features a range of themed content around Geography, Social Studies, History, and Culture introduced through exciting action, logic, puzzle, and matching games. I love sharing Fingerprint Apps because my almost 4 year old and 7 year old totally dig them!

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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.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. Diane Johnson’s story accompanies four other educators’ blended learning journeys in our latest case study, “Blended (r)evolution: How 5 teachers are modifying the Station Rotation to fit students’ needs.” “Everyone was doing the same thing.”

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. Quizlet (free) works on multiple platforms https://quizlet.com/ Makes simple learning tools that lets the student study anything.

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

techlearning

This post includes a handful of Adobe Spark activities for elementary students! On each slide of Spark Video students can add an image related to an animal they are studying. Creation in the classroom is essential at every age.

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Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

The Hechinger Report

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. And a May 2018 study found that when teachers are antagonistic, college students learn less.

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A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

The Hechinger Report

A study of project-based learning found that social studies scores were higher for second-grade students who learned this way, compared to students who were taught traditionally. studied civics in the fall of 2016, they began by exploring a nearby park in Pontiac.

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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.” Google Drive organization can be its own unit of study. Technology in Elementary Classrooms. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Making Social Studies More Social for All Kindergarteners

MindShift

This kindergarten classroom at Lafayette Elementary in San Francisco has both native English speakers and students who are still learning English. Just the Facts, A Social Studies Lesson from Teaching Channel on Vimeo

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New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations.

Cheaper human tutors can be highly effective, studies show

The Hechinger Report

Robert Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, recently set out to find the most effective programs to teach elementary and middle school students. But it was based on very few studies.

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

Professor John Dunlosky is trying to bridge these two worlds , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources.

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Five Reasons Why Elementary Teachers Should Flip Math First

Turning Learning On Its Head

Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It was that realization that ultimately led Aaron Sams and I to write Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction.

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.

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

MindShift

She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa. ” She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar.

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Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

For the start of the 2016-17 school year, 11 elementary classroom teachers and two teacher technology librarians across the district’s five elementary schools have volunteered to participate in this pilot year of using the program Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

Meaningful Reading & Sharing: A Differentiated Book Study Guide for Teachers

Fractus Learning

In many schools, we use the book study as a general approach to reading a text together in order to share, learn and grow. However, I have often found one glitch in our staff book studies. And so the idea of the differentiated book study has come to be.

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How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Experts say that requires regular and high-quality social studies lessons, starting in kindergarten, to teach kids to be critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study. I visited many elementary and middle schools where students, with bulging headphones wrapped over their heads, stared at separate computers, each learning something different at the same moment.

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As public pre-K expands in schools, study finds principals are unprepared to support it

The Hechinger Report

Principals lack the experience and expertise in early childhood education that is needed as pre-K programs expand in public elementary schools and that could inhibit their ability to manage and support pre-K teachers, according to a new report. A preschool student writes in class.

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Genes are key to academic success, study shows

eSchool News

A new study published in npj Science of Learning by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and King’s College London explains the substantial influence genes have on academic success, from the start of elementary school to the last day of high school.

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

If you have read any of the research on feedback and formative assessment, you will know that many studies have shown that educators will double their effectiveness as teachers when they focus on formative assessment and providing feedback for students as they learn.

How Social Studies Can Help Young Kids Make Sense of the World

MindShift

This story about social studies instruction is part of a series about innovative practices in the core subjects in the early grades. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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‘Lesson Study’ Technique: What Teachers Can Learn From One Another

MindShift

She was the new principal of the O’Keeffe School of Excellence, an elementary school on Chicago’s South Side that had been struggling for years. Bringing Lesson Study to Chicago. Before that, he was an elementary school teacher in Japan. Here’s how lesson study works.

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Welcome to Social Studies: Hoopa City

SpeechTechie

Like science, social studies has much opportunity to teach language underpinnings involving the skills that our students can struggle with, thereby providing rationale for our interventions.

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Study: Waterford UPSTART Participants Score Above State Averages in Later Grades

Waterford

The UPSTART pre-K program at home and the Waterford Early Learning curriculum in elementary schools for kindergarten through second grade continue to be solid solutions for closing the early learning gap.”.

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How to Use Robots in Elementary Classrooms – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Example #2 – Using BeeBots in an Elementary Language Arts Lesson.