Elementary School

7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

How To Design A Project-Based Learning Unit: 7 Essential Ingredients by TeachThought Staff Project-Based Learning is the anchoring of student-driven learning through the design, development, and publication authentic projects, products, and related learning outcomes. It is a forward-way of thinking about how you can plan learning experiences for students while simultaneously centering them in the …

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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D., learningunlimitedllc.com Update: This post was originally published in February, 2013 Vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading …

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36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students

by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education As more classrooms adopt mobile devices such as iPads, teachers and technology integrators are faced with the question: “What apps do I install?” That is quite a hefty question too. There are over 90,000 iOS apps in the Education category of the App Store. Since apps that teachers …

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook …

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19 Dr. Seuss iPad Reading Apps Organized By Text Level

19 Dr. Seuss iPad Reading Apps Organized By Text Level  Elementary readers–both early, emerging, and independent–are all likely familiar with Dr. Seuss. From the sing-song meter and mesmerizing cadence, to the outrageous narratives that keep readers engaged, Dr. Seuss books are a staple for elementary school class libraries, and children’s bookshelves at home. Bringing him …

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A Conversion Chart For Reading Level Measurement Tools

A Conversion Chart For Reading Level Measurement Tools by TeachThought Staff If you’ve used AR (Accelerated Reader) as a reading motivation tool to set goals and track progress, you’re undoubtedly aware of its ability to assess general reading levels as well. The problem is, measuring reading level is really outside of its sweet spot as …

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Apps For Learning Spotlight: The Gnome & The Sheep

Apps For Learning: The Gnome & The Sheep (English) (Arabic) Platform: iOS (Android available soon) Price: Free Grade Levels: K-5 Content Area: Reading/Literacy Developer Description: “Deep in the lush, green forests live the gnome and his sheep, happily, in prosperity. But all that is about to change when the evil dragon finds them and starts stealing the sheep …

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10 Educational iPad Apps For A Well-Rounded Elementary Curriculum

10 Educational iPad Apps For A Well-Rounded Elementary Curriculum The Education category of the App Store features an overwhelming number of apps, great for both parents and teachers. Each subject search displays a diverse and colorful selection of apps to cover just about anything you’ll be adding to your digital curriculum. However, with so many …

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10 Video Games To Get Started With Game-Based Learning

Looking for a way to engage students anywhere, anytime? Games offer rewards, challenges and victories that students may not find in the real world, according to researcher Jane McGonigal. Mobile and online gaming can expand learning during school or after hours. Video games can bring their motivational magic to family time, online schooling programs or brick-and-mortar …

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20 Smart Digital Tools For Elementary Teachers

20 Smart Digital Tools For Elementary Learners Parenting was complicated enough in the good old days. Now it seems you have to be not only a behavioral psychologist, but also a computer scientist, to help navigate your child through an existence full of technological distractions, tools, temptations, and threats. The emergence of the Internet has …

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers by TeachThought Staff Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through …

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