All Blog Posts Tagged 'Elementary' (8)

Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club, Arduino and Beyond

Well, this is week three of exploration into the realm of electronics using the Arduino microprocessor board, the Elenco Electronic Lab, and the Elenco Snap Electronics Lab. This week students began to code using Sketch to control the behaviour of circuits made on the Arduino. Lessons learned, one has to write code correctly in order for the IDE to recognize it. Second, all components must be correctly connected to the board. Students practice following directions and learned the difference…


Added by Joel Garcia on April 27, 2015 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club, Arduino and Beyond- First Meeting 10/07/14

First day of the inventor's club went well without a hitch. Half the time was spent introducing the materials and methods of work. We will be using the Cornell Notes format to write reflections and about discovery while completing our projects. Students will keep a journal each day. My fifth and sixth graders really did well the first day and were able to follow directions and work together to solve any problems with understanding they may have had. I was just the facilitator watching and…


Added by Joel Garcia on October 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club, Arduino and Beyond

On Tuesday, October 7th the Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club will begin. Fifth grade students will be involved in exploring hands-on activities using various electronic kits to create electronic circuits and mini projects. Most projects will utilize software and text sources available through the vast resources in the open source community. This is the beginning of a science lab experience that I hope to grow that will include many more activities in the future.

Here is what…


Added by Joel Garcia on October 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Web 2.0 and the Elementary Classroom Environment

So, I am still working on my Master's degree, but seriously focusing on how technology is changing our classrooms. Currently I am working on a paper about the effect that the inclusion of Web 2.0 technology has or is having on the traditional learning environment. I don't seem to be able to find any research articles about it, and I implore all of you to help search some out. If you have any links to articles where research has been done on this situation, either qualitative or quantatative… Continue

Added by Zac Hansel on May 25, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Publishing Student Work in the Elementary Grades

I am gathering ideas to share with an elementary school in Waltham, MA. They have a writing initiative and they are looking for good ideas for students (K-5) to publish their writing so that the writing is meaningful and purposeful. I have been gathering websites and examples and posting here:…


Added by Sandra Roby on March 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Building Computers in Fifth Grade: Foundation for the next Linus Torvalds or Andy Hertzfeld

This year I am going to create a class for our after school program that shows students how to build computers from scratch using spare parts from other computers. I think working with the computer today is like rebuilding old cars of the past. Find parts for that Chevy and make it run better than it did before. No need for for new parts, go to the junk yard. Anyhow, I have been experimenting this year building thin clients and servers from computers that people throw away and thought this… Continue

Added by Joel Garcia on August 15, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

Supplementary Educational Services Curriculum

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Standards and underachievement have been at the forefront of recent educational debate. I would like to introduce, for those interested, a specially designed rolling curriculum designed to address standards, attitudes and motivation in students 5-12 and continuously support learning in core subject areas throughout the primary/ elementary years.

TLC Kids is a unique education method and family of english-medium programmes… Continue

Added by Geoff Blaik on June 13, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments

Teaching Creativity

I have tried to put more focus on creativity in my 2nd grade classroom.

We brainstormed what it means to be creative and the students did very well describing what it means to be creative. They said creativity means putting things together, building things, if you mess up you can make something new out of it, doing things you haven't done before, using different things, and making something new.

I've tried to have a Creative center for the students to participate in…


Added by Patrick Stansberry on January 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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