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. Flipgrid: Adding Voice and Video to Online Discussions.

Open Badges in Elementary School

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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.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

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Create a Video. The following video and articles were reviewed with the learners: How To Write A Good Game Story – [link]. Learners used Storyboard That to create the storyboards for their video games. Create a Video Game.

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

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Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. This video inspired me and reminded me how many teachers I know who have not been thanked as they deserve. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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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. Video. Video. Learners were introduced to entrepreneurship with the following video: Kidpreneur Readings and Workbook.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

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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.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

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My notes from yesterday’s elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator.’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO]. elementary curriculum was created in conjunction with Cal-Berkeley.

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

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Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas. Today they talk about what makes a great learning video and how to select good videos on YouTube for K-6 students.

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Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

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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.

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

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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.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students. Vicki: Let’s talk about making videos with kids! Joe, where do we start, making videos with kids? What would be an example of a video you’ve seen in math or in history? Give us an example of a video in an unlikely subject.

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Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


You can click here to see a variety of sample videos from phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ?

A Video Game-Themed Student Interest Inventory For Elementary Students

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The post A Video Game-Themed Student Interest Inventory For Elementary Students appeared first on TeachThought. Curricula Teaching Elementary School

Leading With Video

A Principal's Reflections

There is no denying the power of video in society. In a 2014 Forbes article , Richard Tiland makes some significant points when it comes to video and leadership. For example: The use of video is so ubiquitous in our everyday lives; it has become part of our subconscious.

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Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

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I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. The Task: For this advanced option, watch the getting started video at

Generation Genius, NSTA Launch Streaming Video Service for Elementary Science


Generation Genius ( ) announced that it has launched a new streaming video series that supports the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary schools. Visit to receive three free videos.

Free Classroom Brain Break Videos!


All I have to do is select the brain break we need and then the brief video begins to play. The video is a guide that demonstrates exactly what the kids are expected to do. Both videos only took about 3 - 6 minutes (depending on which ones we selected).

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


They will utilize word processors to write essays; they will construct videos to demonstrate knowledge; they will work within a spreadsheet to collect and analyze data. Implementing them at the early elementary grade levels creates a strong foundation for continued success!

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. That’s not what was on the video.”. The video the class had watched before they built their pinball machines “was just the beginning,” she told Reese.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Elementary Classroom


Moreover, it is an ultimate necessity for my elementary classes. It allows not only writing but also playing videos, displaying presentations and restoring erased data. With multimedia lessons and video/audio presentations, you can bring more hands-on activities into the classroom.

Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing

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This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing ! While 3D printing may not be new to some, it is new to us and our elementary students. Makerspaces are taking shape around the country in many schools.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students


With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. It is much better than spending hours in front of video games.

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


Once complete, students can save their screencast as a video file to the iPad’s Camera Roll. From here, the video can now be “app smashed” (inserted into another app) into Book Creator, iMovie, or any number of apps. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

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What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids. All videos are validated and ranked by Check123 professionals, are 1-3 minutes in length, and a curated on just about any subject you can think of. Check123 videos are also wonderful as provocations for further inquiry.

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My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

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I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! Wadler led a walkout at her elementary school to bring attention to the gun violence in schools across the country.

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12 Good Music Apps for Elementary Students

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June 6, 2017 Below is a collection of some very good iPad music apps to use with elementary students and young learners. Through a variety of educational content that includes lessons, videos, more. iPad elementary apps iPad music apps

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom


Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? For example, a student might be writing or drawing a story with an app that can insert videos, but the app itself cannot make a video. YES – saves as a video. .

Year Two - Elementary Tech Team Plan

Tech Helpful

Our elementary school creates an opportunity for our fourth and fifth-grade students to take part in Friday afternoon electives where they choose from about 7- 8 choices that teachers lead from their passions.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

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One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. It helps with accountability, cutting down paper used in the classroom, and allows students to explain their thinking in multiple ways (video, audio, photo, drawings, blog, etc).

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary

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135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary Drew Perkins talks with Angela French about her work and experience in helping to develop learning apps geared towards elementary learners. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary appeared first on TeachThought. ? The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

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What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool! Below is a video I made quickly today.

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4 tips for incorporating safe, engaging, tech-rich material into early elementary ed

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Use video to warm up, engage, and transport students. One tool I’ve found incredibly useful this school year is Boclips for Teachers , which provides educational videos. I can find video resources for anything, including animation and songs that my students love.

Class Tech Tips: Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students


This post includes a handful of Adobe Spark activities for elementary students! Students and teachers can create movies with Spark Video, websites with Spark Page, and graphics with Spark Post. Download these free graphic organizers to use with Spark Video.

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8 Reasons Why Students Should Create Videos and 15 Webtools to Do That

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For decades, teachers have used videos in the classroom to share information. They communicate a message with audio, visual, motion, color, and spatial details, making videos much more effective than traditional approaches like reading from a text, lecturing, or showing a slideshow.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. That’s not what was on the video.”. The video the class had watched before they built their pinball machines “was just the beginning,” she told Reese.

BYOD in Elementary Schools


Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. But elementary school is a different animal!


Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts


When there’s a digital element, like a recording students listen to or a video to watch, Sutherland has found it works well to have that already pulled up and ready to go. This or other video clues are useful for younger students.