Posts tagged elementary
Posts tagged elementary
I love this idea for Tabletop Twitter in elementary classrooms or any classroom, really. Any teacher could do so much with this! Worth reading the blog post from Lori at Conversations in Literacy! (via Conversations in Literacy: Twitter, Tweets, & Graffiti- Bright Ideas)
Writing contest for Kindergartners through third grade from PBS. Thought some of you elementary teachers would enjoy this one.
Fun! A Milk Carton Construction Contest! This is something you can do with all students (and win $5,000 in the process.) This is a fun one to share with elementary teachers.
Evergreen Packaging is challenging school age children to become more eco-friendly with their nationwide Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest. For the past 3 semesters, students have been using their creativity to build art creations from recycled school milk cartons based on specific themes. Schools have the chance to win up to $5,000 for their creations.
The Spring 2014 contest theme is “Stories,” and entries are being accepted now until April 16, 2014.
Margaret Powers won the #ifihadglass contest and is using Google Glass in her classroom with her PreK-2nd grade students and documenting what works and doesn’t. She shares what she’s learned in this practical article that gives a good state of this technology in the younger student classroom.
See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech)
Have you always wanted to meet and talk with a polar bear scientist? Now you can! And our pre- and post-conference lesson plans will round out the tundra experience.
Every fall, we conduct LIVE, free broadcasts from the tundra…
Awesome polar bear project!
A tool that makes it very easy to write on maps. You can put markers, widgets, and put text easily on the map as well as exporting it to Google Earth or Google maps. This is a great tool for children. You shouldn’t use paper maps for Geography projects, particularly if you’re in a 1:1 program. Try this app instead.
Silly Songs and Activities for Sight Words!
#elemchat #kinderchat 1stchat
Sesame Street has taken more than 1000 videos and resources (all for elementary school) and aligned them with Common Core standards on the sharemylesson website. This is a great account for elementary teachers to follow on the site.
The Mystery Skype Caller is a concept where students are skyping with a mystery caller and must collaboratively problem solve to determine the person’s location. This is from Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom blog and their experiences. This is a great concept which also uses Alan November’s concept of the “Digital Learning Farm” (we call it the jigsaw in some deployments of the concept.) Great idea for elementary teachers.
Popplet is a website that I’m seeing elementary teachers use - it also has an ipad app - very simple to use. (via Popplet | Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects!)