How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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 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.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them.

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 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.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Don’t miss YOUR chance to nominate an inspiring educator and qualify you both to win an incredible classroom technology package!

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. She has a passion for donuts, differentiated instruction, and empowering her third graders to become lifelong learners through the use of technology.

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?

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re using iPads, your whole elementary school can have their own personal portfolios in a safe, private way. Workflow using SeeSaw in the elementary Classroom.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. 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.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction.

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. TRANSCRIPT #01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

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. This strategy uses technology in two stations. I’d love to hear what elementary teachers are using to get students reading online.

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

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. As students reach the intermediate grade levels, it is easier for people to imagine what they will do with technology.

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. Championing Technology.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

MiddleWeb

Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

In my position as K-12 Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in the Spotswood School District, I am assisting with the district’s transition to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as working with teachers on the effective integration of technology.

Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. Bloxels really isn’t a robotics nor coding platform, but because of the interactivity of physical objects with technology, I include it as part of my robotics kit.

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.

Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Education Technology Practice and Implementation Strategies Teaching & LearningMaria Konnikova doesn’t buy the "10,000 hour rule"—that theory popularized by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes at least 10,000 hours of serious practice to become a world-class expert at an activity.

Building a Foundation with Elementary STEM

MiddleWeb

STEM learning can open up new worlds for elementary kids as it grows problem solving and teamwork skills – all the while building a foundation for the middle grades. Anne Jolly provides elementary teachers with ideas and resources to begin integrated STEM.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology?

13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School

Prodigy

21st century education is changing rapidly and educators around the world are having to adapt — especially with regard to using technology in the classroom. The post 13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School appeared first on Prodigy.

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.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom

Kleinspiration

Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. Improved technological literacy. It is a good option for boosting technological competence among elementary graders. What can be better opportunity for kids to interact extensively with technology?

Newtown - Sandy Hook Elementary

Educational Technology Guy

I was at one of our elementary schools working with a principal on some technology ideas when we started to get the news about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, just 15 miles north of us. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Friday was a shocking day. We were shocked and saddened even without knowing any details. Staff members live in that town and were trying to get more information about their own children.

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

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. The post Draw and Tell: Create Animated Screencasts with Elementary Students – From Tom appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

Technology frightened me. That is when I decided to take my biggest weakness, technology, and turn it into a strength. Technology still frightens me, but I embrace it and continuously seek ways to incorporate it into our curriculum in meaningful ways.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. ” The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction.

40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Elementary School New Teacher Tools

[10 Creativity Apps For The Elementary Learner]

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post [10 Creativity Apps For The Elementary Learner] appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps

Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

TeacherCast

In this post, we take a look at how Guided Access has helped one teacher in his Makerspace focus his classroom and not the technology. The post Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades?

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Using Technology with Young Learners.

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