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Math game adds up to win

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"The Fantasy Baseball Math Program was a great way to expand Pirates Charities educational programming; the program has a clear connection to baseball, but it also has proven academic outcomes for the kids who participate."

Isn't it amazing how well project based learning works!

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ELL Best Practices Collection | Teaching Tolerance

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Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening

Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
A simple teaching strategy to encourage active listening from your students. By not just having students raise their hands, but instead use hand signals, teachers can increase student participation and active listening in a discussion.
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Second Grade Math Games | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids

Second Grade Math Games | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
If you want grade 2 math games, this page has a whole bunch of math games for second grade kids!
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Books That Build Community

Books That Build Community | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
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25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Edudemic

25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Edudemic | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

"25 of the best education blogs for proactive parents"

Great list of resources!

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Drama Strategies to Use With Any Day's Times (Part 1)

Drama Strategies to Use With Any Day's Times (Part 1) | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
We're declaring this week Drama Week on the Learning Network, and we start with two strategies that help students assert and defend their opinions.

"Easy ways that teachers across subject areas can use simple theater exercises to spur discussion and thinking about current events."

Some good activities to get kids moving around the room and thinking about the subject at hand.

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Making Math Fun with Place Value Games

Making Math Fun with Place Value Games | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
Games can make learning fun for young students. Learn about using games to make learning Math fun. Teaching concepts can be applied to other Math topics and other subjects.
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Bedford school embraces reading with workshops | New Hampshire NEWS04

Bedford school embraces reading with workshops | New Hampshire NEWS04 | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

Novelist Katy Grant was invited to conduct three days of workshops at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School.

I definitely want to do this with my school!

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First lady sponsors kids' recipe contest for dinner at the White House - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

First lady sponsors kids' recipe contest for dinner at the White House - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting a state dinner later this summer — but rather than the usual crowd of foreign dignitaries and celebrities, this event will be catered — literally — towards kids.

This sounds cool!  And it would be a great activity to do with students during a health/nutrition unit.

 

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Summer Learning Ideas | We Are Teachers

Summer Learning Ideas | We Are Teachers | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

How to make great summer reading lists for your students.

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E x t r a S p a c i n g Improves Reading for Those With Dyslexia

E x t r a S p a c i n g Improves Reading for Those With Dyslexia | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.

"Extra-wide letter spacing could be a simple, efficient way to improve the reading ability of children with dyslexia and could encourage these kids to read, further improving those skills, a group of Italian and French researchers say."

"Extra-wide letter spacing doubled students' text-reading accuracy and increased their reading speed by more than 20 percent."

Sounds like a good solution for some!

 

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.

Great lesson plan on Internet Safety for many younger ages!

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Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
In her work with UCLA's Graduate School of Education, Rebecca Alber assists teachers and schools in meeting students' academic needs through best practices.

"Three elements are essential: choices, creativity, and constructing. In other words, as long as you present options then have them create something that includes using their imaginations, you really can't go wrong."

Good activities for the end of the school year.

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Yoga in Public Schools | Teaching Tolerance

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11 Space Infographics to Gaze Upon and Learn From

11 Space Infographics to Gaze Upon and Learn From | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
These eleven space infographics are great fun, and you might actually learn something!
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ASCD Launches Free Common Core Resource Site -- THE Journal

ASCD Launches Free Common Core Resource Site -- THE Journal | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
A new digital tool from ASCD provides teachers with resources to help implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and literacy.
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Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management

Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, "What do I do when several students act out at the same time?" Without resorting to S.W.A.T.
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Fishers kids swap chairs for exercise balls

Fishers kids swap chairs for exercise balls | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
Angelika Thompson's fourth-grade students at Fishers Elementary School will have to balance their bodies along with their studies when they start the new school year on Aug. 15.

"A study at the Mayo Clinic supports chairless classrooms, saying that exercise balls improve students' posture and muscle strength. Students also can burn off excess energy. And their concentration may improve."

I definitely support this idea and would love to use it in my classroom if it works as well as they claim and I could get the funding...

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The Global Read Aloud

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"Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. You can show them pictures of kids in other countries but why not have them speak to each other? Then the caring can begin."

Sounds awesome!

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Math game adds up to win

Math game adds up to win | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

 

"The Fantasy Baseball Math Program was a great way to expand Pirates Charities educational programming; the program has a clear connection to baseball, but it also has proven academic outcomes for the kids who participate."

Isn't it amazing how well project based learning works!

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The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.

"The ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is 13 books to one child, while in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is one book to 300 children.

This "book gap" is easier to erase than the more complex barriers involved in poverty. Richard Allington found that giving children 12 books to take home over the summer resulted in gains equal to summer school for lower-income children, and had twice the impact of summer school for the poorest of those children."

AMAZING

Definitely to do with my class.

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Tracking Behavior with a Number Line

Tracking Behavior with a Number Line | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

Tracking classroom behavior can be a mutually beneficial tool for students and teachers. Using a number line, students can see their behavior progress and learn Math concepts on a daily basis.

Cool idea!

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Games@NOAA

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This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes.

"There are over 25 different games and interactive activities that cover topics about water, air, the oceans, environmental issues and ocean life."

Looks like a good resource.

 

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The Daily Reflector

The Daily Reflector | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it

"It provides some important basic nutritional needs to its tenders, but feeds more than their stomachs. It satisfies their appetite for social interaction, nurturing and a sense of place"

"Nutrition, science, math, growing things and harvesting them — lots of learning opportunities that can kind of sneak up on those anti-book kids," Gallagher said. "They aren't thrilled about adding four plus nine to get 13 until they're counting how many carrots they've grown."

I would love to have a garden at my school.  So many learning opportunities!

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ASCD’s Summer Reading List Provides Opportunities Galore for Teachers and Administrators

ASCD’s Summer Reading List Provides Opportunities Galore for Teachers and Administrators | Elementary Activities | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

Good summer reading list for teachers!

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