Climate Kids - NASA's Eyes on the Earth Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? Teachers can use NASA Climate Kids as a toolbox for learning about global climate change. Exploring the Guided Tour of the Big Questions could help build essential background information before you dig deeper. 7 Effective Strategies for Teaching Elementary Math - Mathseeds Schools Edition Back to Articles Teaching in today's mixed-ability classroom can be a challenge. These days, it's not uncommon to find a wide range of abilities in the one classroom—from students struggling to grasp new concepts, to those who are way ahead of their peers from day one. Earth-Now Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? While it is not content-rich enough to be a standalone instructional tool, Earth-Now could be a great supplemental resource in the classroom. Use it during an earth science unit to track climate data. Assign students to a specific data set and have them record observations for several weeks. As they track data, students can do research to learn more about climate change and the implications of the data they're tracking.
The best learning apps Many great apps teach coding, for kids as young as preschool and progressing through upper elementary grades—so many that when we asked our experts for recommendations, we ended up with a list of more than 15 apps. We’ve highlighted four of these apps because they offer unique features or are particularly easy to jump into and don’t require the child or parent to have a coding background. The Osmo iPad games, which require a base system (a stand and a mirror that attaches to the iPad’s camera), ask kids to use physical game pieces—representing shapes, words, numbers, and more—to play games on the iPad’s screen. The Osmo Coding game uses bricks marked with commands, arrows, numbers, and loops that kids arrange into “scripts” to direct a cute character through mazes and challenges, picking up prizes such as strawberries. The physical pieces and the game structure mean that kids don’t need to be able to read and write to begin learning the basics of programming.
Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Docs Showing What We KNOW in Math Journals 5 years ago I took a CGI (Cognitive Guided Instruction) training and loved everything about it. I took in a lot of what I learned and it shaped the way I teach math. CGI is an elementary level mathematics professional development at WCER in the 1980's and 1990's by education professors. Last year I took another training and it revitalized my need for journals in the classroom and more CGI instruction. But finding time to fit them in every day was a challenge. I think I finally have a good routine down that allows me to include journals and problem solving skills every single day.
Some Good Writing Apps for Middle School Students Below is a collection of some good iPad apps to use with your middle school students. These are apps to help students enhance their writing skills and improve their grasp of language. Some of the things they can do with these apps include: access tons of creative writing prompts, use pre-made story templates to organize and plan stories, use Story Builder to improve paragraph formation and integration of ideas, create ‘found poetry’ by selecting from word banks and existing popular works… and many more. Links to the apps are under the visual.
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