First day of the inventor's club went well without a hitch. Half the time was spent introducing the materials and methods of work. We will be using the Cornell Notes format to write reflections and about discovery while completing our projects. Students will keep a journal each day. My fifth and sixth graders really did well the first day and were able to follow directions and work together to solve any problems with understanding they may have had. I was just the facilitator watching and… Continue
Added by Joel Garcia on October 7, 2014 at 10:30pm —
On Tuesday, October 7th the Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club will begin. Fifth grade students will be involved in exploring hands-on activities using various electronic kits to create electronic circuits and mini projects. Most projects will utilize software and text sources available through the vast resources in the open source community. This is the beginning of a science lab experience that I hope to grow that will include many more activities in the future.
Here is what… Continue
Added by Joel Garcia on October 5, 2014 at 11:30am —
I feel that there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to a 21st Century Classroom. In my experience, many people equate 21st Century classrooms and learning with the use of technology. I have to admit that I too was initially confused. Many think that by using technology, they are creating a "21st Century Classroom." However, this is often not te case. When used correctly, technology can enhance and contribute to a 21st Century Classroom. Technology is not a stand alone; it must… Continue
Added by Sara Finney on March 29, 2013 at 10:27pm —
Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting. In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writing in the classroom.
Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 4:48pm —
We try utilizing some of these podcasts in my 2nd grade classroom. Some of them are used as a whole class, and then others are used on individual student laptops or iPods.
CNN Student News (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=179950332) Continue
Available through the iTunes store or…
Added by Robert Kennedy on October 30, 2011 at 8:33am —
This is a two-fer, for those who are upgrading from Office 2003 to 2007. Here are the sites that will show you where all your favorite commands have gone in that pesky, confusing ribbon at the top of the
Added by Jacqui Murray on June 25, 2010 at 7:55pm —
This post is a commentary on the future of Computer Labs as well as a "cry" for your input on what you believe a 21st Century C-Lab should look like. This will also become the first in a series of posts regarding a major transformation both physically and philosophically within our school. We are remodeling our school. I am going to re-purpose and re-structure our lab. I am not 100% confident that I am going in the right direction...this is a bit of a risk. You're input here would be of great… Continue
Added by Nate Krulish on January 26, 2010 at 1:00pm —
It's that time again!
The first few weeks of the school year are so important and set the tone for the entire year. Self-regulation is crucial throughout the year, but there are barriers at the beginning of the year. Children are coming in from less structure. They haven't had to regulate very well for a couple of months.
6 Things to be Mindful of:
1. Flexible reminders during the first few weeks are crucial.
2. Use questions.
3. Challenge the unhealthy… Continue
Added by Brad Chapin on August 9, 2009 at 10:35am —
Successful Launch of JumpingJoey’s NumberLine™ at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 National Conference.
Elementary educators and university professors were impressed by the effectiveness
and ease of use!
May 7, 2009 - New York, NY
JumpingJoey’s NumberLine™ (www.jumpingjoeysnumberline.com), the child-centered, multi-sensory arithmetic learning system for Pre-K through Elementary, enjoyed a successful debut at the National Council of Teachers… Continue
Added by MATTHEW MANDELBAUM on May 19, 2009 at 4:40am —
Would like to let you know about a great new site Primary Teachers Network: www.primaryteachersnetwork.ning.com
.... please also read Elementary Teachers Network :)... that's right... just for the teachers who deal with the little guys!
To get straight to the point, the differentiating factors are:
1) Huge bank of interactive white board activities for… Continue
Added by Geoff Blaik on March 2, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Elementary Technology Teachers teach how-to.... and integrate technologies. We must spend time teaching how to use software and hardware so that students can apply tech skills in other areas. In our struggle of encouraging everyone to integrate SMARTBoards and other IWBs, I find that we do not have many of the tech How-To... lessons for the IWBs. SmartBoard and Promethean lessons for curriculum topics are springing up all over, but we still cannot ignore the basic technology knowledge needs.… Continue
Added by JoNelle on October 9, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Carl Heine is developing a series of online learning games to teach elementary students the essentials of search.
We're looking for feedback and suggestions as we begin the development cycle.
You will find all the details on the E-Learning and Online Teaching Group
. We are asking for feedback on our new elementary age games to be posted to the group's discussion thread. Please join the… Continue
Added by Dennis O'Connor on October 3, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Check out the latest episode....(see above)
Added by Bobby on July 28, 2008 at 1:27pm —
Hey all! I finally figured out how to make a podcast. About time! I'm considering submitting it to iTunes. the name of the podcast is "The Teachers Life". Check it out and let me know what you think. There's even an online poll for you to take!!!!!!!!! I would love any suggestions on how to make it better. Thanks!
Added by Bobby on July 27, 2008 at 10:37pm —
Cross post from my other blog :Scratch@MIT Conference
We just returned from presenting at the Scratch@MIT conference at MIT in Boson. If you are not familiar with Scratch, it is a new programming tool developed at MIT. Students imagine, create, and share games, animations and more. This past year we used the software in my fifth grade elementary technology classes. Also, students formed a club to continue to learn more ways to program using Scratch. I did not realize how important… Continue
Added by JoNelle on July 27, 2008 at 3:24pm —