Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-2 Primary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Author Sarah Richard shares valuable tips to help kindergarten teachers have a successful first day.

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers elementary educators ideas on how to manage student behavior and needs.

Discuss

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Last comment 13 hours 36 min ago
41 1,265 68,727 views

Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

Last comment 1 week 41 min ago
16 972 17,343 views

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Last comment 1 week 1 day ago
8 352 5,384 views

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:24
2 776 31,017 views

NO Teacher Talk

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 09:40
7 24 views

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:55
41 1,265 68,727 views

Browse

blog

The Beginners' Guide to Connecting Home and School

Here are five steps to engage parents in their children's education, whether through at-home activities or in-class participation, to help foster academic success.

148 829 views
blog

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.

8 352 5,384 views
blog

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

41 1,265 68,727 views
blog

Create a Family Coding Day for Hour of Code

Invite the school community to learn about coding, and show parents the critical magic of their children learning what makes the digital world run.

2 388 3,451 views
Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach
Schools That Work

Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

P.K. Yonge’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is the framework used to meet the needs of every student for both academic and behavioral supports.

4 429 5,784 views
blog

5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based Learning

The mindset for game-based learning begins with setting up student expectations for recognition and reward. And remember, this isn't about grades (at least not directly).

6 405 5,117 views
blog

Learning With Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

1 195 1,334 views

Pages

blog

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

44 22,287 345,524 views
blog

10 Apps for Math Fluency

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews ten apps, many available for both iOS and Android, that encourage math fluency by engaging elementary students with games to amuse as well as teach.

25 13,237 121,845 views
Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project Learning
video

Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project-Based Learning

Student-driven projects, enhanced by technology, launch kindergartners on a journey of lifelong learning.

42 399 84,602 views
blog

The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom

Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse. (Updated 10/2013)

155 252 79,933 views
blog

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

21 5,122 79,822 views
blog

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 1)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)

6 627 73,151 views
article

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

30 3,052 70,039 views

Pages