Posts tagged elementary
Posts tagged elementary
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!
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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!)
Using ipads to teach vocabulary. In this mainstream media article, students are using Toontastic to create stories and learn new vocabulary. My students enjoy Puppetpals, another great one to use.
I love how this teacher has activities tying in with the polar express movies. Particularly counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. TAke a look at this page for some great links if you’re an elementary teacher using this movie.
Many elementary teachers swear by symbaloo and use it for a simple icon-based start page for their classroom computers.
There is a great classroom use for used starbucks frappucino containers: spill free paint containers! Look at this great example.
Tell me this isn’t the most amazing thing ever. Now I have an excuse to order a couple/five cafe vanilla frappuccinos!
Um, Adiemtocarpe. If any of our activities this summer involve paint, we’re going to find the nearest Starbucks and steal their cups.
…I don’t know, it seems preferable to scrubbing paint off the floor/walls/each other.
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