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Elementary technology curriculum, lesson plans, ideas, and resources for the computer lab teacher, tech teacher, media specialist, tech facilitator, or classroom teacher.

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Makerspace time goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. Updated July 2020 to include a Virtual Classroom Makerspace! This means that your students don’t need to print anything out to complete the activities. Perfect for distance learning or working with limited supplies in the classroom. You can add your Bitmoji to the Virtual Classroom for a personal touch. Technology Lessons, Technology Tools, Educational Technology, Google Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Stem Teacher, Maker Space

Digital Makerspace And STEM Tasks

Makerspace time goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. Updated July 2020 to include a Virtual Classroom Makerspace! This means that your students don’t need to print anything out to complete the activities. Perfect for distance learning or working with limited supplies in the classroom. You can add your Bitmoji to the Virtual Classroom for a personal touch.

Fall themed activities for primary students. These activities are paperless and engaging! There are so many ways to use these activities that they will become a staple in your classroom. -Use as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard -Use as your computer station and watch students go through the activities independently! -Use as an activity during your computer lab time Computer Station, Computer Lab, First Grade Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Technology Lessons, Interactive Whiteboard, Class Activities, Educational Technology, Teacher Resources

Fall Math And ELA Digital Interactive Activities

Fall themed activities for primary students. These activities are paperless and engaging! There are so many ways to use these activities that they will become a staple in your classroom. -Use as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard -Use as your computer station and watch students go through the activities independently! -Use as an activity during your computer lab time

As teachers, part of our job is making sure that parents are kept in the loop about their child's progress and behavior.  Luckily, there are lots of tech tools out there to help you do this! If you want to keep things simple, class blogs as a way to keep your parents up to date have been around for quite a while.  Many platforms are designed to be very easy to use, like Blogger and Live Journal.  Edublogs was even made just for classroom and school library blogs.   Keep reading... Parent Teacher Communication, Parent Teacher Conferences, Free Teaching Resources, Teaching Tips, Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Classroom Management Strategies, Technology Lessons, Student Portfolios

12 Tech Tools for Keeping Parents in the Loop

As teachers, part of our job is making sure that parents are kept in the loop about their child's progress and behavior. Luckily, there are lots of tech tools out there to help you do this! If you want to keep things simple, class blogs as a way to keep your parents up to date have been around for quite a while. Many platforms are designed to be very easy to use, like Blogger and Live Journal. Edublogs was even made just for classroom and school library blogs. Keep reading...

The question comes up in the Technology Teacher Tribe Facebook Group again and again. "What are you teaching to {insert grade level here} right now?"  So, I put together weekly plans for the tech lab for grades K-5. These plans include everything you need so that the planning is done for you. Second Grade Teacher, First Grade Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Computer Lab Classroom, Technology Lessons, Lab Tech, Fifth Grade, Educational Technology, Lesson Plans

Weekly Tech Lab Lesson Plans

The question comes up in the Technology Teacher Tribe Facebook Group again and again. "What are you teaching to {insert grade level here} right now?" So, I put together weekly plans for the tech lab for grades K-5. These plans include everything you need so that the planning is done for you.

Do you ever find yourself saying the same things over and over in the computer lab? Like the instructions for allowing Flash, or to wait for the page to load and stop clicking? Whenever I have to say something to more than one class more than about 5 times, I know it is time for an anchor chart. These 12 Tech anchor charts will save you so much time and help your students to master basic troubleshooting. Computer Lessons, Technology Lessons, Technology Tools, Computer Lab, Educational Technology, Physical Education Games, Health Education, Library Lessons, Learning Spaces

Technology Anchor Charts

Do you ever find yourself saying the same things over and over in the computer lab? Like the instructions for allowing Flash, or to wait for the page to load and stop clicking? Whenever I have to say something to more than one class more than about 5 times, I know it is time for an anchor chart. These 12 Tech anchor charts will save you so much time and help your students to master basic troubleshooting.

Whether you're out sick or have a planned day out of the computer lab, writing sub plans is time consuming and often stressful. Technology teachers have a unique set of challenges to consider when deciding what to leave for a sub.   This blog post will hopefully give you some solid ideas and peace of mind for the next time you need to be out. Elementary Computer Lab, The Computer, Sub Plans, Technology Lessons, Fifth Grade, Educational Technology, Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Back To School

Sub Plans for the Elementary Computer Lab

Whether you're out sick or have a planned day out of the computer lab, writing sub plans is time consuming and often stressful. Technology teachers have a unique set of challenges to consider when deciding what to leave for a sub. This blog post will hopefully give you some solid ideas and peace of mind for the next time you need to be out.

Classroom newsletters don't have to be dry and boring. Classroom newsletters can be super fun and enjoyable. The Newsletter is the most classic way to engage and keep engaging your audience. The same goes for the Classroom Newsletter. It is a great way to give updates, remind of upcoming events, and have fun with kids and parents.  Here, I’ll show you how to get started with your newsletter and make it something students look forward to as much as they look forward to recess! Classroom Newsletter, A Classroom, Google Classroom, Technology Lessons, Technology Tools, Educational Technology, Media Specialist, Fifth Grade, Get Excited

Starting a Classroom Newsletter Students Get Excited About

Classroom newsletters don't have to be dry and boring. Classroom newsletters can be super fun and enjoyable. The Newsletter is the most classic way to engage and keep engaging your audience. The same goes for the Classroom Newsletter. It is a great way to give updates, remind of upcoming events, and have fun with kids and parents. Here, I’ll show you how to get started with your newsletter and make it something students look forward to as much as they look forward to recess!

Teaching virtually might make you feel like a first year teacher all over again. My goal with putting this blog post together is to leave you feeling empowered! I want you to know that all of your teaching strategies can still be used, just in a new way. Hopefully these tips and tricks give you a place to focus your efforts and a vision of what is possible. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Learning Resources, Technology Lessons, Technology Integration, Flipped Classroom, Primary Classroom, Engage In Learning, Back To School Night

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Virtually

Teaching virtually might make you feel like a first year teacher all over again. My goal with putting this blog post together is to leave you feeling empowered! I want you to know that all of your teaching strategies can still be used, just in a new way. Hopefully these tips and tricks give you a place to focus your efforts and a vision of what is possible.

STEM goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. We all want our students to master technology tools and use them to create original works. Digital STEM challenges are designed to allow students to explore digital tools while creating something using the steps of the engineering design process. Perfect for distance learning or homeschool! Technology Lessons, Engineering Technology, Technology Tools, Educational Technology, Computer Lab Classroom, Science Classroom, Curriculum, Homeschool, Engineering Design Process

The Best STEM Challenge EVER

STEM goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. We all want our students to master technology tools and use them to create original works. Digital STEM challenges are designed to allow students to explore digital tools while creating something using the steps of the engineering design process. Perfect for distance learning or homeschool!

STEM goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. 10 websites and 90 challenges perfect for grades 3 and up. If you are in a paperless classroom or 1:1 with laptops or Chromebooks then these are ideal for you, but can also be used during computer lab time or with the laptop cart. Technology Lessons, Maker Space, Stem Challenges, Computer Lab, Fifth Grade, Educational Technology, Laptops, Lesson Plans, Curriculum

Digital STEM Challenges Websites Version

STEM goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. 10 websites and 90 challenges perfect for grades 3 and up. If you are in a paperless classroom or 1:1 with laptops or Chromebooks then these are ideal for you, but can also be used during computer lab time or with the laptop cart.

When I asked my Facebook Group "If you're already teaching virtually, what is your best advice for those just getting started?" the post received 98 replies right away. There were a lot of common themes and I've compiled them into this concise list of advice. Keep reading... Teaching Tips, Learning Resources, Computer Lab Classroom, Technology Lessons, School Closures, Too Cool For School, Elementary Teacher, High School Students, Educational Technology

25 Virtual Teaching Tips from Teachers

When I asked my Facebook Group "If you're already teaching virtually, what is your best advice for those just getting started?" the post received 98 replies right away. There were a lot of common themes and I've compiled them into this concise list of advice. Keep reading...

Technology Teaching Resources with Brittany Washburn: Set Up Your Virtual Teaching Space Like a Pro. Tips and tricks for setting up a virtual teaching space for distance learning. Everything you need from the tech setup to backdrop ideas. Classroom Setup, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Online Classroom, Classroom Design, Google Classroom, Technology Lessons, Teaching Technology, Educational Technology

Set Up Your Virtual Teaching Space Like a Pro

Tips and tricks for setting up a virtual teaching space this school year. Everything you need from the tech setup to backdrop ideas.

Do you have a class website yet? If you do, is it aimed mostly at parents or students? I would like to challenge you to change the way you think of class websites and move toward using yours like a Learning Management System.  The benefits are numerous, but the most important one is all of the time it will save you. Let me show you! Second Grade Teacher, First Grade Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Technology Lessons, Fifth Grade, Educational Technology, Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Lab

Things to Include in Your Class Website

Do you have a class website yet? If you do, is it aimed mostly at parents or students? I would like to challenge you to change the way you think of class websites and move toward using yours like a Learning Management System. The benefits are numerous, but the most important one is all of the time it will save you. Let me show you!

Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes and complete activities to learn about the rules for Distance Learning. The activities are housed in a Google Slides file and students enter their codes into a locked Google Form. If you’ve been wanting to try an escape room or digital breakout with your students, this is a great place to start. Learning Resources, Teacher Resources, Technology Lessons, Problem Solving Skills, Fifth Grade, Escape Room, Educational Technology, Brittany, Lesson Plans

Distance Learning Rules Digital Breakout Challenges

Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes and complete activities to learn about the rules for Distance Learning. The activities are housed in a Google Slides file and students enter their codes into a locked Google Form. If you’ve been wanting to try an escape room or digital breakout with your students, this is a great place to start.

My teaching life before I figured out how to flip my classroom was exhausting! I was giving the same demonstration all week, having to manage classroom behaviors while trying to teach, and running around answering the same questions over and over. Within just one week of starting to use screencasts, I was leaving school with energy to burn and my students were WAY more productive. I felt like I stumbled upon magic. Technology Lessons, Technology Tools, Educational Technology, Leaving School, Classroom Behavior, Teaching Resources, Lesson Plans, How To Plan, Learning

Technology Teaching Resources with Brittany Washburn: The Tools you Need to Flip Your Classroom

My teaching life before I figured out how to flip my classroom was exhausting! I was giving the same demonstration all week, having to manage classroom behaviors while trying to teach, and running around answering the same questions over and over. Within just one week of starting to use screencasts, I was leaving school with energy to burn and my students were WAY more productive. I felt like I stumbled upon magic.

Updated July 2020 to include a Virtual Classroom Makerspace! This means that your students don’t need to print anything out to complete the activities. Perfect for distance learning or working with limited supplies in the classroom. You can add your Bitmoji to the Virtual Classroom for a personal touch. Technology Lessons, Technology Tools, Educational Technology, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, Library Activities, Media Specialist, Computer Lab, Librarians

Digital Makerspace and STEM Tasks

Makerspace time goes digital with these fun and engaging design challenges. We all want our students to master technology tools and use them to create original works. Digital Makerspace tasks are designed to allow students to explore digital tools while creating something using the steps of the design process. The best part is that nearly every topic and subject area can be incorporated into these challenges, so they can be used as a part of your daily academic activities, not as an extra…