#5thchat Archive

#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!

Tuesday January 9, 2018
8:00 PM EST

  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:00 PM EST
    #5thchat is beginning NOW! Please join us to discuss "Collaborative Classroom Strategies!" #education #edtech #LearnLAP #edtechchat #LeadLAP #1stchat #2ndchat #3rdchat #4thchat #6thchat #mschat #kinderchat #tlap #Peekachat #k12 #edchat
  • participatechat Jan 9 @ 8:00 PM EST
    Participate in the upcoming #5thchat by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/bsl55664vz
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Connie 5th gr. T from MO #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Hey guys! Welcome to #5thchat All are welcome! I am glaad to moderate tonight!
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Travis, 5th grade teaching graduate that can't figure out how to graduate 6th grade, from Indiana. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hey #5thchat Glad to be here!
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hello from Missour! 4th grade teacher #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:03 PM EST
    I'm Paul Solarz, a 5th grade teacher from Arlington Heights, Illinois. Thanks to @KelleyJAndrews for moderating #5thchat tonight! Looking forward to the discussion! :)
  • divec100 Jan 9 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Adriana, from VA but currently in school in CA at Chapman University studying to get degrees in both dance and education! #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Please introduce yourselves. #5thchat I teach 5th science and s.s. We are 1:1, diverse campus in North Texas
  • MrBaskwill Jan 9 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Nick Baskwill Grade 4/5 NS Canada #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Ha! same with me and 5th. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrTravisDrake
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    I'm a 6th grade math teacher. #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    I’m Ann in Colorado Springs, teaching 5th. #5thchat
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Ginny from East Texas, teaching Life Skills to 5th. 😊 #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Hello from Wisconsin. Been a while since I have been able to join in live. Excited to learn.#5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:06 PM EST
    A1 Noisy but in a very good with heads together. #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:06 PM EST
    • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:05 PM EST
      I teach everything in a large K-5 building of 1000 students.
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:07 PM EST
    A1 I think it looks different every day, but it is interactive, sometimes noisy, Ss working on different things, helping each other and sharing ideas. #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:07 PM EST
    A1 Tables or desk clusters where students can work on tasks/activities as a group and productive noise is happening throughout. #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Noisy but in a great way. Kids heads together. #5thchat
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Hi, all! Checking in from northern VA. Currently an AP but previously taught 5th grade for 11 years. #5thchat
  • MrBaskwill Jan 9 @ 8:08 PM EST
    A1: It has students moving creating partners and groups when and where needed. It sounds like all voices can be heard, and important questions and info are presented to the whole group by Ss or Ts #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:08 PM EST
    A1 - Productive noise, conversation, Ss working in partners or small groups, Polite disagreement & adding on to what peers are saying, head nods, eye contact, speaking freely without worry, comfortable with each other, teacher walking around listening/providing feedback. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:08 PM EST
    wow! #5thchat
    In reply to @ConnieLund25
  • divec100 Jan 9 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1: It can vary, but I think it often has the sounds of conversation and discussion with a good deal movement throughout the classroom to share and learn new ideas #5thchat
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1:) Good collaboration in my classroom looks like jumping up and down & getting excited. #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1: excited chatter, respectful disagreements, enthusiastic discoveries! #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1b Teacher is not lecturing, but rather prodding students to dig deeper. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:10 PM EST
    I love the term productive noise! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1 Students cooperatively learning together, planning, creating, learning, noisy, laughing, smiling…#5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1. Conversations continually going on. Students explaining their learning to their partners, small groups or even whole class. #5thchat
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1 - students have the sweat in their brows. They’re doing the thinking, posing the questions, answering the questions, debating ideas, & getting their hands dirty. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
    agree! I try to limit my talking to 10 minutes! #5thchat
    In reply to @MrTravisDrake
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:12 PM EST
    It looks like learning! #5thchat
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1:) Good collaboration produces a lot of smiling. ...And I hadn’t thought about it like this before... : I guess good collaboration makes kids happy. #5thchat
  • MrBaskwill Jan 9 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2: We do flexible seating so they are able to freely move around the room/ I would like more adjustable furniture to create different work zones when we need it. @TradeWestEDU #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2: Flexible space, tables and desks of different heights, floor seating - no place is off-limits. All with the understanding that if it’s not productive, they’re invited to move. You are not a tree. #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2 Started letting Ss move the tables to best suits their needs. They may chose their seats, move thru out the day to better learn #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A2. I removed my desk and allow students to use my computer and promethean board. They sit at high tables or large tables, and some have desks pushed together to allow for conversation. #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A2 I have tried to open more spaces that allow my Ss to sit on floor in groups. The Ss get to "sit around the room". #5thchat
  • divec100 Jan 9 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A2: Make desks, tables, and chairs easy to move around and make sure there is ample space for students to move around the classroom to work with each other #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A2 I've opened my room up as much as I can. Would love to take out the desks/chairs, but have been denied approval on that. I made my counter tops an effective work space. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A2 - We LOVE our trapezoid tables in the middle of the room. Kids are free to sit wherever they want all day and most congregate to these tables. They are easy to spread out and combine in unique ways for different purposes! #5thchat
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A2:) When kids are collaborating, I let them do the arranging. They’re the ones with the plan. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A2 I think there should be groups or partners at least. Have different seating areas if possible. Let students choose where to work. Choice as long as you're working! #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:17 PM EST
    I brought in my old outside furniture cushions to use, students love these on the floor with a clipboard. #5thchat
    In reply to @dot2teach
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:19 PM EST
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A3:) @Seesaw 💛 #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:20 PM EST
    I gave up seating charts. Students can be anywhere as long as they can be effective. #5thchat
    In reply to @KelleyJAndrews
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A3 LOVE @Flipgrid ! My Ss ask everyday to use it.#5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A3: @Schoology discussions, @Flipgrid @padlet @Office365 so many ways, it’s hard to imagine NOT collaborating! #5thchat
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2 - This is a great task to assign to Ss. Let them design their learning environment. Some parameters may need to be put in place, but you’d be surprised by the inventive layouts they come up with. It requires planning, teamwork, execution, & a little bit of sweat ;) #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:21 PM EST
    Great idea! I keep looking on our "buy, sell, and trade" sites for things such as that. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrTravisDrake
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A3 Flipgrid, recap, google slides and docs, hyperdocs #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A3 - My students collaborate on Passion Projects (#GeniusHour) using @Weebly & @YouTube. Here are our projects so far this year: - https://t.co/BjztJcysVh - https://t.co/iYGr72rIeS We'd LOVE your comments if you check any of them out! :) #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A3 Google slides, google classroom, nearpod, flip grip, comic life, video apps/movie. This is not my strength 😕 #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:23 PM EST
    yes Padlet! #5thchat
    In reply to @yenneam, @Schoology, @Flipgrid, @padlet, @Office365
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:23 PM EST
    Many of our teachers are diving into PearDeck and loving it! Whole group and small group instruction are more engaging, & Ss can access everything from home. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    you are fine!!!!!! oohh.i forgot nearpod in my answer..lol #5thchat
    In reply to @ConnieLund25
  • divec100 Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A3: padlet, google docs, poll everywhere is cool for collaboration as a class! #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    @KidblogDotOrg is something I just starting using. My Ss love commenting on other blogs. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:24 PM EST
    • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:20 PM EST
      MODERATORS NEEDED! Please consider volunteering to moderate an upcoming chat. I give you all the directions and support you need to be successful! You don't have to be a 5th grade teacher to moderate! Just choose a topic 5th grade T's would appreciate! Thanks - Let me know!
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A3:) Not to get too retro..... but we have large numbers of overhead projectors that no one wants to use anymore in the library .... so we confiscate ‘em -kids LOVE planning with them! #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A3 Google Docs and Slides tied into Classroom are my stand boys. Have really enjoyed using #flipgrid, #bookcreator, #doink green screen to allow for more collaboration between learners. These then can be shared via Google for all to see. #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A4 Think, Pair, Share always a good go-to. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A4 I love Paige Keeley's books. The formative assessment strategies. Many are collaborative. I like marker talk, gallery walks, chain notes #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A4 Has to be old school read and discuss, or solve and discuss. They get more out of talking about something then just reading it. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A4 - Responsibility Partners: On assignments where students would typically work alone, I have them work side-by-side with an assigned partner who ensures they each understand directions & manages time wisely. They ask each other questions, as needed & provide support. #5thchat
  • Texaslifeskills Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A4:) Tried & true collaboration strategy: I pretend I don’t know how to do something and it’ll take a couple of kids to figure it out #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    We have a dollar general directly out my windows, sometimes it is too distracting for some, so they can't be at the window seats. #5thchat
    In reply to @ConnieLund25, @KelleyJAndrews
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:29 PM EST
    I am stealing..err borrowing this Paul! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
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  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Absolutely! :) Steal away! #5thchat
    In reply to @ConnieLund25
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:31 PM EST
    i have zero windows. pros and cons my friend. #jelly #5thchat #outside
    In reply to @MrTravisDrake, @ConnieLund25
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A4: we do @Emergenetics_ youth reports, and combining groups with like/different Ss is fairly magical! Productivity goes way up when they rely on those with different thinking preferences. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:33 PM EST
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Just put @teamshake on my phone which allows for quick partner pairing. Kids will shake it and get a new partner for the day who they are working with for directions and guiding when one has been away at specials. Also is math presentation partner.#5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A4 Grab a partner and some chalk, we are going to solve this one on the sidewalks today. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A5 Mine do well with tech. They can type, or record their voice in private. One of mine was afraid to present science fair today. she is recording tonight! #5thchat
  • MrTravisDrake Jan 9 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A5 It starts through building a relationship with them. #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A5 pairing them with other shy ones. Engage them in conversation myself. In my room of chatty kids, they never stay quiet long.#5thChat
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A5- Every student is passionate about something. Find out what they are interested in & work that topic into your conversations/instruction. #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A5: I agree about giving them a tech option for collaborating. Also, pairing shy with shy can allow them to be more vocal and not get lost with the talkers. #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:37 PM EST
    I've never heard of that but am getting it! #5thchat
    In reply to @RLvballcoach, @teamshake
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:38 PM EST
    love this! #5thchat
    In reply to @MrTravisDrake
  • geek_mrs Jan 9 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Q1 I captured this awesome conversation today between two of my 2nd grade girls in STEM today. #5thchat
  • divec100 Jan 9 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A5: Tech is a great tool for students who don't yet feel comfortable with oral presentations or sharing their ideas with a group of other students. Another idea could be grouping students based on if they are more intro or extroverted to make sure they are comfortable #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A5 @padlet, back channels, and finding that one friend who they do feel comfortable with to get them started. Finding their interest has been helpful in getting them to share. Also created a wall where kids can put up anything and everything they want to share. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:40 PM EST
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:41 PM EST
    I signed up for that as well :) #5thchat
    In reply to @shefish52
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A6 How to discuss, disagree, add onto ideas, share ideas, communicate, take constructive criticism, and be brave about sharing. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A6 - Conflict Resolution! We use three methods when we disagree with each other: (1) Rock-Paper-Scissors (2) Think Win-Win (3) Choose Kind #5thchat Excerpt from "Learn Like a PIRATE"
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A6 Cooperation, respect, that its ok to be wrong, compromise, recognizing other’s strengths and opinions. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A6 con't'd Plus be a good listener! #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A6 My kids practice learning to listen instead of being heard. Being heard comes later with turn taking, respect, etc. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I hope they've worked well for your kiddos, Barb! Mine really do well with them! So much more "Choosing Kind" than ever before! #5thchat
    In reply to @RLvballcoach
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
  • LindaFarringer Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6 - Discussing what listening looks like and feels like; the importance of respecting others’ ideas/opinions; how to disagree respectfully. Hanging conversation starters (stems) on the walls make for an great resource. #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6: Rock Paper Scissors could be used by world powers! Talking stick helps manage conversation/volume during Socratic circles. #5thchat
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A6. We talk a LOT about looking out for others. We ask questions: is it about me or will it help someone else. We discuss about our above the line behaviors. #5thchat
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A7 Various ways, S choice, interest surveys, boy/girl, academics, random drawings. Varies to keep things interesting. #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A7 It depends on the task. Sometimes I group by ability, personality, or just mix it up. I am a firm believer that kids have to learn to get along with everyone in a respectul manner. #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A7: giving them choice and also the opportunity to assign roles I might not think of. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A7: Because I want ALL of my kiddos to become comfortable with everyone in class, I pull sticks for random partnerships 90% of the time. The other 10%, I choose the groups purposely ahead of time to mix abilities. Ss only work near friends during whole class instruction. #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A7 I have sticks that have matches ie: Chip and Dale, Pumba and Timone, Milk and Cookies The students have to find their match. It's entertaining! #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:54 PM EST
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:54 PM EST
    That sounds fun! Where did you get them? I use boring colored tongue depressors. #5thchat
    In reply to @KelleyJAndrews
  • RLvballcoach Jan 9 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A7. It all depends on the task....ability, friends, boys, girls, birthdays, my new app@teamshake, We talk about the importance of working well with everyone and doing your share #5thchat
  • yenneam Jan 9 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A8: @MrsEschler is my next door neighbor at school and always challenges and encourages me to be better. . . For the kids! #5thchat
  • dot2teach Jan 9 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A8 I have learned so many things from my twitter pln! I need to get better at remembering names. It can be very overwhelming! #5thchat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:56 PM EST
    I made tongue depressors. But I also have some from TPT. :) l think there is a free one. if I find it, I will post it. I date myself since some kids don't know who some are! ha! #5thchat (lucy and ricky..don't do that one!) :)
    In reply to @dot2teach
  • FuelGreatMinds Jan 9 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Why are students lagging behind other countries in mathematics? #fuelgreatminds #math #edchat #nctm #ntchat #5thchat https://t.co/Jl5NeXUdZS
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Jan 9 @ 8:57 PM EST
    If you guys have anything left in the tank, would you please consider jumping over to #Peekachat starting in 3 minutes? It's only 30 minutes and we're discussing "Perseverance in the Elementary Classroom" tonight! Thanks!!! :) #5thchat
  • EduGladiators Jan 9 @ 8:57 PM EST
    ✅SATURDAY #EduGladiators continues to Rethink Discipline w/@MrSmall215 #RJLeagueChat co-founder leading the convo! ✅You don't want to miss this chat! ✅Invite a friend & win free swag! #DareToBe #pln365 #DivergEd #scichat #njed #NCED #tnedchat #5thchat #EmpowerMe #WVEdChat
  • KelleyJAndrews Jan 9 @ 8:58 PM EST
    A8 gosh, so many. @ShakeUpLearning is great for tech and Google everything. @smenifee for science and #STEAM collaboration #txed for lots! #5thchat love my pln!
  • ConnieLund25 Jan 9 @ 8:59 PM EST
    I’m fairly new to Twitter and chats but have been trying. This was one of my favorite so far! Thanks!#5thchat