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Elementary Educators K-8

Welcome Primary Educators! Teaching students from ages 5 to 14 requires loads of subjects to cover and loads of resources to share. Join this group to reflect about your classes and brainstorm ideas for improvement.

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Early Music Education

Started by Christoph Joerg. Last reply by Jessica Owens Dec 13, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello everyone.My name is Christoph Joerg,I am a music and English teacher in china. I would like to use this discussion board to share ideas about music education.Continue

World Maths Day is coming!

Started by Catina Haugen. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8, 2014. 1 Reply

World Maths Day is this amazing opportunity for students to get involved with students all around the globe, compete via some friendly math games and get great math facts practice.  March 1st is the…Continue

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What are you beliefs about your ability to deliver effective instruction while operating under school reform?

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence studentlearning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Interview participants needed

Started by Teresa Conley May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

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Comment by Christoph Joerg on November 8, 2014 at 5:01am

Regarding technology in the classroom:

I have been teaching ESL in China over the last year. At our school we teach all ages and levels.

Starfall.com is a great resource for phonics practice, learning how to read and much more. I am sure it can also aid in a classroom of native English speakers.

Minecraft is a wonderful tool especially for older students. In this computer game students can create their own world. Students have the opportunity to innovate and create worlds by themselves, they have to plan and calculate and much more. It can be used to teach many different subjects and since it is a computer game, the students love it and never get bored of it.

Other internet resources that I found useful are: EnglishCentral.com

I also have research projects where students make their own power point presentations and use search engines to gain information. (which would also be for older students of course)

Hope this helps.

Comment by Jessica Owens on November 8, 2014 at 4:40am

Hello everyone, 

Thank you for joining the Elementary Educators Group. Feel free to ask any questions, add comments, or start a discussion about teaching. We would love to hear from you.

Here are some possible topics:

- projects for upcoming holidays, fun ways to integrate technology, keeping students engaged, managing classrooms during the end of the calendar year, activities for specific subjects and curriculum, school community, communication.

Have a great weekend! ~Jessica

Comment by Arlene McDonald on March 29, 2014 at 11:05am

Hello,

I am new member of Educator's PLN and new to education. On my first class, I've learned some of the technology teachers integrate in their classrooms like educational games, smartboard, boardmaker, kidpix, and using Senteos, a hand-held response system. I would like to ask what technology you integrate in the classroom and why. I would like to be able to discover technologies that I have never heard of much like the ones I've learn on my first class.You can list as many technology that you use. Thank you so much.

Comment by Teresa Conley on March 23, 2014 at 5:09pm

Hello! I am a doctoral candidate with Northcentral University working on my dissertation research project. My study is designed to explore teachers and principals’ beliefs about their ability to positively affect student learning while operating under state and federal accountability sanctions. The purpose of this study is to identify critical behaviors or policies which may not have been considered when designing school reform.

This study will take place in two phases for participants. Phase 1 will involve completing a survey which measures self-efficacy of teacher or of principals. Phase 2 will involve interviews of 15 to 20 participants and will be conducted by phone or by webcam. The surveys consist of 24 questions and will take approximately 30 minutes or less to complete. The interviews will take no more than an hour.  The results from this study will be used to recommend targeted professional development in areas which teachers and principals identify as being critical to increasing their self-efficacy for raising student achievement.

If you have found this short description of my study to be intriguing and you are interested in being a part of it please click the appropriate link below to gain access to the letter of informed consent and the survey which pertains to your current position. I am most interested in teachers 3rd through 8th grade. For further information or questions please email me at tac014vr@gmail.com and I will respond back within 24 hours.

 Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale              https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8Z9MNFR

 

  Principal Sense of Efficacy Scale            https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/86Z3CPX

 

Thank you,

Teresa A Conley

Comment by Brittany Sellers on November 9, 2013 at 2:31am

I'm currently enrolled in an M.Ed program and will be student teaching in a couple of semesters. Does anyone have any suggestions for preparing for the first year of teaching?

Comment by Debra Collett on August 19, 2012 at 3:18pm

I have started a blog for teaching social studies and literacy. There are lots of resources for K-12 on the website. My two most recent posts are on First Week of School activities and on Teaching about Native American culture groups. Come by and visit. http://www.historyquesters.com

Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:38am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is: www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Comment by Rich Cantrell on June 29, 2010 at 9:02pm
Trying to help PE teacher find peers that intergrate technology into their PE lessons. He wants to enlarge his PLN. Would love to hear anyone.
Comment by Anne Beninghof on April 19, 2010 at 8:21pm
David, Thanks for sharing this site - it is new to me.
Comment by Mary Watanabe on March 29, 2010 at 5:24pm
Anyone out there using Wilson Reading? I hear it is used for Special Ed. Does it use a multisensory approach? Can any of its best features be used in non-special ed classrooms with good results?
 

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