I have an angel out there who donated enough to my blog that I can arrange to share all of my daily lesson plans with you for FREE. S/he insists on anonymity so I can’t share details.
It started with a conversation. I mentioned that there were a lot of teachers being transferred to tech ed jobs (IT coordinators, tech teacher, [fill in the blank]) who didn’t have experience in this field. Their hearts and minds were there–they wanted to do it right–but had no background in teaching technology. Introducing technology to students is likely one of the most important skills students will learn int heir entire educational career. It shows them how to be curious, independent–all those skills educational standards like IB, ISTE and CCSS revere.
I whimsically mentioned If only I could be there with them, in their classrooms, to answer questions, mentor…
And an idea was born.
Here’s all you have to do:
- Buy the SL Technology Curriculum (whichever grade(s) you teach)
- Sign up for my grade-level wiki (for free). You’ll be asked for proof of purchase for whichever grade level you are signing up for. If you recently bought the curriculum (or one grade level), you probably have the PofP. If you purchased it a while ago, no worries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. He probably has a record of your purchase. He’s good at that. There are three different wikis depending upon which grade you’re interested in:
- Follow along each week
- Questions? Leave them on the Discussion tab on the wiki. I’ll answer them (I may move this to the blog. Still pondering)
BTW, s/he funded this endeavor for a while (not sure how long the finances will last), so if you’d like to pitch in, feel free. Just click the donate button on the left sidebar.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.