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K-2 Primary

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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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Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

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Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

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Why Pre-K Education is Worth the Cost

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Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

Neurologist, teacher, author and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Literacy Starts with the Alphabet

Learning the ABCs is critical for early literacy. VideoAmy has collected some fun alphabet videos and resources to use with students -- from the youngest beginners to older readers.

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Accidentally Creating a Digital Writing Workshop

Teacher and guest blogger Erin Klein describes how she accidentally turned a zoo project into a digital writing workshop for her second grade class.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost...

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Helping Students Develop the Skills to Focus

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares a classroom activity that helps K-8 students develop their ability to focus and pay better attention.

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Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

PE teacher, faculty advisor and author Harvey Zahn provides examples of how the PSMS (personal/social management skills) strategy can be applied to elementary school physical education.

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The Balance of Screen Time

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.

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Why Champion Social and Emotional Learning?: Because It Helps Students Build Character

Helping students develop a sense of self will ultimately help them to better manage their emotions, communicate, and resolve conflicts nonviolently.

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Debunking 5 Myths About Project-Based Learning

John Lerner from the Buck Institute of Education says PBL is more rigorous and more organized than many think.

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The National Preschool Debate Intensifies

Educators rave about the benefits of early-childhood schooling. So, why don't we support it more?

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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach
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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P.K. Yonge, a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is used to meet every student's academic and behavioral needs.

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Teachers Should Know Copyright from Wrong

Know what you can -- and can't -- download for the classroom.

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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills

Blogger Suzie Boss outlines how PBL and 21st-century skills go hand-in-hand.

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

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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