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Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.
Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
Neurologist, teacher, and author Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.
Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.
Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.
Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch convert this language into images to familiarize elementary students with coding.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.
Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.
As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.
Care, captivate, and catapult: these are Katie Jacobs' daily practices to help her second graders become the best students and people they can possibly be.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.
An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series.
Mary Beth Hertz shares some insights into adapting Stranger Danger lessons for the virtual world.
Blogger Ben Johnson makes a case for more collaboration between math and science teachers.
Filmmaker and blogger Randy Taran identifies "happiness skills" and suggests that we start teaching them at a young age.
At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.
At this Georgia school, Howard Gardner's theory thrives -- and so do students.