Technology and Other Resources For Elementary:
Hour of Code: This website has countless activities to get students interested in and learning about coding
Scratch: This website is another great resource to get students learning about coding and using technology.
Plickers: A simple way to implement technology in classrooms that have few devices available. Works well for elementary students because it requires no independent reading, the activity can be facilitated by the teacher.
See Saw: A great way to get students familiar with posting and using technology in a safe and responsible way. Great to facilitate connections with student’s families.
People to Follow:
EdTech Classroom: This YouTube channel provides really invaluable information and tutorials on elementary friendly technology and ways to implement technology into the classroom in a meaningful way.
Painted Paper Art: This website provides a variety of ideas for creating art in a variety of classrooms.
Resources I have used for lessons:
Descriptive Writing: I used this website to help develop and guide myself when creating my descriptive writing lesson. It helped me to think of the ways in which I might get students thinking about and brainstorming descriptive language for the characters they wanted to create.
STEP Problem Solving Method: I utilized this problem solving method to teach a lesson on conflict resolution. It was especially useful because it uses an acronym which can be easier for some students to remember and also because it lays out the way to find a solution in detail that is still easy to understand.
Treaty Education Learning Resource: For a revised lesson I used this resource to help me come up with some ways to connect the Treaty Education Learnings (TELs) into my original social studies lesson. This resource details and outlines all of the TELs and provides possible activities and connection pieces to other subject areas.
Lesson and Unit Plan Examples
Social Studies: This is a unit plan that I created and used to teach a unit on Communities for a 1/2/3 classroom during my internship.
Health: This is a unit I created and used to teach about illnesses and disease during my internship.