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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.

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Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

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What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

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Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

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Social and Emotional Learning: A Schoolwide Approach

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The 9 (or How to Spot Future Greatness in a 6-Year-Old)

One first grade teacher suggests that we can spot future Supreme Court Justices in six-year-olds willing to shoulder serious responsibility -- like washing the board.

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When Astronauts Read Aloud Children's Stories - From Space!

This unique program, "Story Time from Space," which features astronauts at the international space station reading aloud stories, will help teachers to better inspire the next generation of science learners, discoverers, and creators.

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Making Sense of Words That Don't

Introduce your students to the world of etymology and morphemes as they become linguistic detectives solving the mysteries of those puzzling "sight words."

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Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.

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Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.

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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.

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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.

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To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess

Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, presents research about the SEL benefits of school recess, and offers five steps toward improving school climate by improving what happens on the playground.

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Kindergarten Is the Model for Lifelong Learning

Let's keep teaching creativity throughout school and adulthood.

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From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning
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From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning

You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications.

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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math
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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

An Oregon elementary school has improved test scores by integrating math across all subject areas and focusing on teacher training.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation

Filmmaker Randy Taran returns with the second blog in her Elementary School SEL series, this time examining the power of appreciation.

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Differentiated Instruction Ignites Elementary School Learning
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Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

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How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School

Teachers can do a few things to help themselves and students remain motivated through the end of the year.

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