Flipgrid in Math Workshop

By Stephanie Pedro (@StephPedro007) Flipgrid has provided students with opportunities to share their thinking while problem solving.  This tool has also allowed students to use high order thinking strategies to demonstrate learning of new skills and vocabulary.     CCSS requires fourth graders to add and subtract fractions with common denominators using area models and … Continue reading Flipgrid in Math Workshop

Hugh Cole Elementary’s Annual “Getting Techy With It” Family Night Coming Up on April 18th!

It's that time of year for Hugh Cole's "Getting Techy With It" night! (April 18th, 6:00-7:30)  This annual event provides families with an opportunity to learn about the innovative ways that educators are leveraging digital technologies to enhance deeper learning opportunities for students across our K-5 classrooms.  There will also be opportunities for families to … Continue reading Hugh Cole Elementary’s Annual “Getting Techy With It” Family Night Coming Up on April 18th!

Learner Led Group to Increase Student Accountability

By Susan Jones What began as a “fix it quick on the fly”  became a favorite rotation within my math workshop.   What happened? I am a big advocate of rotations within a math block  because I feel I am able to better gauge and address all learners more efficiently using this model.  It becomes … Continue reading Learner Led Group to Increase Student Accountability

Student Seating and Social Issues using Google Forms

By Stacey Dunning Why consider social issues when creating seating arrangements? Student seating and grouping has a significant bearing on how effective teaching and learning can be within the elementary classroom.  When creating a workshop model, a mix of heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping is used. We try to teach kids who are at similar academic … Continue reading Student Seating and Social Issues using Google Forms

Digital Citizenship: Cyberbully

By Pamela Collins At first, many students thought that the best way to respond to a cyberbully was to answer back, get revenge. After many discussions, thoughtful questions and role playing, we determined that this rarely led to the best positive outcome, which is to alleviate feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and fear. Students role … Continue reading Digital Citizenship: Cyberbully

Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

By Susan Castigliego (@SusanCast7) Brief description of my rotation model: Students in my class have been doing a three station rotation in math workshop from the beginning of the year.  The three stations include a core teacher directed station, a digital instruction station, and an independent station. Each station would go for 15-20 minutes. This … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

Students Personalize Their Reading Diets

Post by Vanessa Cronan and Nicole Galipeau (@guiteraslibrary.)  As we entered a new school year, we identified that our students have a zone of comfort when it comes to reading choices.  We all have those students who fall into a reading rut -  either it be reading only graphic novels, books from a certain series, … Continue reading Students Personalize Their Reading Diets