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K-2 Primary

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

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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.


Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Setting Up a Learning Program for Abandoned Children in Tijuana

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Making Student Data Part of the Conversation

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4 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever in Math

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Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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.

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The Value of a Real Apology

"Sorry" can be the easiest (and least meaningful) word when delivered without understanding or caring. Effective apologies must come from a place of integrity

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Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

Bob Lenz profiles how a California elementary school used music, dance, and visual arts to connect the content-learning in all its classrooms.

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Coding in the Common Core

Learn about coding resources that meet the CCSS math and ELA requirements, and discover seven habits to help you teach what might be an unfamiliar content area.

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Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms

Here are just a few of the many opportunities that music offers for numeracy, literacy, creativity, and kinesthetic learning in elementary classrooms.

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Tech Toys (and Tools) for Learning

By combining new tools with old-school manipulatives, teachers can benefit from cutting edge edtech while their students engage more of their senses during play.

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Blending Analog and Digital in Student Projects

Students can enhance their hand-drawn and handwritten work (rather than making those media obsolete) through the creative possibilities of a number of fun and useful.

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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

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

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.

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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)

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Classroom-Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Blogger and teacher Gaetan Pappalardo teaches educators on how to manage student behavior and needs. (Updated 01/2014)

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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.

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Do You Check for Understanding Often Enough with Students?

Blogger Elena Aguilar reminds us why formative assessments are important and offers strategies to use during a lesson or topic of study.

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10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.

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