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.

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. What tool are you using?

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.

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.

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. The post iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education 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

Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you have any favorite tools that you like for the K-6 crew? Tools to think with.

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. I just used an ELMO, a simple tool.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post 8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades?

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process.

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 !!!

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.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 3 - An Interview With an Elementary Educator

Education Elements

One of the biggest ways education has already changed is in the content and tools students engage with. This blog series is made up of interviews with education leaders who work with digital content, curricular resources, and instructional tools.

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Rayna’s favorite tools (all free!). Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has been teaching for 17 years at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary school and has been blogging with students in the 4th and 5th grade.

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.

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Writing

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Define a simple design problem that can be solved through the development of an object, tool, process, or system and includes several criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Using Mind Maps in Elementary

Kleinspiration

Using Mind Maps in Elementary I''ve been using MindMaple for many of my personal and professional organizational needs, and I wanted to see if my seven year old daughter could use the software to create a mind map.

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post 5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating 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 [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons.

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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. With easy-to-use physical and digital tools, you decide what the game looks like and configure how it is played.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

There are tools out there that allow students to code with arrows and with lines, but eventually, students are going to have to move into block coding. I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Let's talk about computer science.

Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

Elizabeth is a tech-savvy teacher and I knew she would have good tools to share! Here's a non-exhaustive list of the digital music technology I use in my classroom, and a perspective on the benefits/disadvantages for elementary school students.

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. 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons. We’re talking about five free tech tools to try in social studies lessons! Tool #1: Make Bookshelves in Google Books. Free tool.

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Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing

Fractus Learning

However, when a school has an opportunity to add some high tech features and tools, it is very exciting as well. This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing ! Equipment Maker School Techniques Tools 3d printing

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. Tool #1: Read and Write for Google Docs.

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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. Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.”

13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School

Prodigy

The post 13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School appeared first on Prodigy. Adaptive Learning Game-Based Learning Parent Resources Teacher Resources Teaching Tools best math apps for kids Free Games Gamification math apps math apps for kids

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools Writing

Educational Software for Elementary Students: 9 Expert Picks

Prodigy

As a school leader, it’s your duty to ensure your teachers have the best tools to help students succeed. But with all the educational software for elementary students to choose from, where do you start?

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

Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

I would say that poker is a brilliant teaching tool. Maria 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.

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. The goal was simple, to introduce and train them on some age appropriate technology tools while identifying natural pedagogical fits.