Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom
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Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Stewart Middle Magnet is a STEM magnet school, and part of our curriculum comes from Project Lead the Way, including classes in engineering, robotics and aerospace.  The Design Process is an important part of that curriculum.  It also ties in beautifully with what we do in our makerspace.  So it made sense for me to partner up with one of our Project Lead the Way classes to teach our students about the basics of the design process.  While this was a lesson with a specific class, it could easily work with small groups, after-school clubs, or any group that you bring into your makerspace.

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Creating = LearningGreat iPad Apps - Tackk

Creating = LearningGreat iPad Apps - Tackk | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
The best way to show what you've learned is to create something with that knowledge. Just spitting it back on a worksheet is not enough! Creation-based apps connect students by engaging them in higher-order thinking and connects them with other...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Simple Google Drive Tool for Converting Videos to Different Formats

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Simple Google Drive Tool for Converting Videos to Different Formats | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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A Great New App to Help Kids Practice Math Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New App to Help Kids Practice Math Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
MathSmash: Animal Rescue is a free game based on the popular collapse gaming mechanic that kids love, but driven entirely by students ability to answer math questions correctly.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

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sylvia martinez's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:54 PM

Wearable Technology Projects

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Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET

Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

Google Drive Cheat Sheet for the iPad Going Google with the iPad? The Google Drive app has become quite a robust application. Here's a quick cheat sheet to guide you and your students. The Google...


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

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Google Docs CHEAT SHEET!

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org

iMovie trailers - A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! - teachingwithipad.org | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

"Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom.

 

You will need around one iPad per group of 2-6 students. Or, if you only have one iPad, create a trailer as a class.

 

iMovie trailers is a very fun and easy way to create awesome short videos. Your class will probably be able to finish within one to two hours."


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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:50 PM

Fun way to use iPads for students to learn to collaborate, critically think, create and communicate - all with one activity! The 4 C's in action. 

Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:51 PM

Great way to use the 4 C's - critically think, collaborate, create and communicate! 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 3, 2014 8:12 PM

Need to try more of these to engage students with iPad technology.

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Skaffl

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Skaffl | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This is How to Grade Students Work on Google Drive

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This is How to Grade Students Work on Google Drive | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Seriously, kids have it so easy these days. Not only do they have smartphones to be able to communicate with their friends after school's out, but they also probably have more knowledge when it comes to using computers than their parents. While this could be a great thing — they are the future, you know — it can also be very bad if they start searching for or accidentally pulling up things they aren't supposed to see.

Now, to the delight of parents, kids will be able to use their very own version of Google when using this search engine called Kiddle.

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Get Your Students Coding With These 20 iPad Apps

Get Your Students Coding With These 20 iPad Apps | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Do you have iPads in your classroom? Are you getting some this year? 

I have been doing a lot of traveling these past couple months. I attended
the ISTE conference and gave a couple poster sessions. I also
delivered professional development in my own district and a week long class
in Arizona. One topic that is getting left behind in all this technology is
coding. The Hour of Code has given a great boost to the awareness of
programming, but I just read that an article recently that stated 9

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 17, 2015 3:50 PM

I really love this article that discusses the use of iPads and coding in the classroom to not only gain knowledge in how to code, but also in learning the content of the course. Coding offers a great way for students to become dynamic and fluid in their learning and also being exposed to one of the largest growth industries in the world. As everything becomes more digital there becomes a greater need for coders and designers. Thus, this allows students to see the power of coding and creates a great interest field in a new way of life.

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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Printable game for learning coding with paper - Unplugged coding can be an even more engaging way to introduce students to early programming concepts.
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Official Chat List - Education Chats

This is the official site for managing the COMPLETE list of twitter education chats. It contains a Calendar and a list of chats. It may also include information about each chat (future). It is managed by a group of educator tweeps who care about keeping one up to date list of chats which everyone can use.
As of Dec 2014, this includes @cybraryman @conniehamilton @thomascmurray @jrochelle @cevans5195
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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.

There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:30 AM

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:43 AM

Good stuff! 

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:22 PM

interesting

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 8, 2015 9:12 PM

What a great writing idea!! 

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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.


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Andrew 's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:22 AM

Good list of resources, and broken down into types of "makers."

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Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

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Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, August 5, 2014 10:59 AM

This is a great resource to get teachers started using audio feedback in google apps.

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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

For fans — and they are legion — Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

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Intermediate Level Projects with Scratch: Random Shapes On Demand!

Intermediate Level Projects with Scratch: Random Shapes On Demand! | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
The Scratch series continues with an intermediate lesson in which fifth graders and older students learn how to create code for generating and naming polygons.

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Tara Linney's curator insight, September 14, 2014 1:03 PM

Intermediate Projects with Scratch.

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How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning | Edudemic

How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning | Edudemic | Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

"True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach.

 

Similarly, coding applies all of these core tenets as programs require logical thinking, team work, a variety of tools, and – most importantly – perseverance on the part of the student. Consider the potential of applying the challenges of coding to the proven successful tenets of PBL."


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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:12 AM

I tried unsuccessfully to start teaching programming to some of my students.  A lack of planning (unclear objectives) and knowledge on my part killed it quickly, but I learned from it.  I still believe that this is a worthwhile and necessary ambition.