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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years both in a traditional classroom and online. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and author of scores of technology training books that integrate technology into education. She is webmaster for four blogs, adjunct professor on tech ed topics, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, CAEP reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a tech ed columnist for TeachHUB.

She’s best known as Ask a Tech Teacher, curator of her popular blog used by teachers, administrators and homeschoolers around the world. It is the go-to resource for advice, pedagogy, tips and tricks, freebies, help, website reviews, classroom materials in tech ed. She has been quoted in national newspapers such as the Washington Post and appeared in local education-oriented radio programs such as BAM Radio. Her blog has received many awards from organizations such as Common Sense Media and Ed Anywhere.

Jacqui is the voice behind Structured Learning webinars, providing training to teachers and administrators on tech ed topics like flipped classrooms, digital citizenship, Common Core Standards and tech, how to organize the classroom for tech, and age-appropriate tech to support curriculum and standards.

Her teaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: scaffold inquiry. Start with organic conversations. Make technology authentic and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. Instruction is self-paced, differentiated and responsive to student needs. Lessons include Essential Questions, Big Ideas and self-reflection.

Jacqui works with teachers and school districts integrating technology into their school curriculum and standards, running seminars on using tech tools in the classroom, introducing educators to popular ideas like the flipped classroom, differentiation, setting up the digital classroom, using tech in Common Core and more. She also writes articles and white papers for Districts to be shared on blogs, newsletters, and parent information guides.

Jacqui Murray has a BA in Economics, a BA in Russian, an MBA, a California teaching credential and a real estate broker license. She’s taught K-16, grad school, and Early Childhood Education, as well as worked in the business world. She has a daughter who attended the United States Naval Academy and now serves as an Officer in DC, and a son who attended UC Irvine and serves with the Army in the Signal Corps. She also has a brilliant Labrador Retriever named Casey—what a character. She spends most of her time teaching, reading, geeking, and writing.

Areas of Expertise

If you are interested in an article on technology in education, here are topics she is expert at:

  • keyboarding
  • digital citizenship
  • integration of technology into education
  • getting started with technology in your classroom
  • using technology for Common Core
  • professional development workshops
  • coaching and mentoring–Jacqui works with many teachers and school districts on how to tech-infuse the classroom. Some examples of this online teaching include:
    • weekly videos to show teachers how to deliver a particular tech lesson. These are shared for kindergarten through 5th grade
    • coaching on rolling out a K-8 technology curriculum

Tech Ed Creds

  • weekly writer for TeachHUB
  • CAEP reviewer (for ISTE)
  • Adjunct professor, tech ed
  • author of hundreds of tech-in-ed resources
  • author of popular K-8 Technology Curriculum
  • Amazon Vine Voice
  • Webmaster, Ask a Tech Teacher

Media Coverage

Here are sample media who have used Jacqui in articles:

Contact Information

  • @askatechteacher
  • Goodreads author page
  • Phone: Please contact for number

Online Writing


  • Co-presenter at December 2014 Learning Forward, Transforming Professional Learning Through Online Collaboration Communities

Online Classes

  • Summer Keyboarding Immersion
  • Summer PD for K-8 teachers
  • The Tech-infused Teacher
  • The Tech-infused Class
  • The Differentiated Teacher
  • 20 Webtools in 25 Days
  • Teach Writing With Technology

Certificates Earned

  • 1:1 Mistakes
  • 1:1 with Chromebooks
  • 21st Century Webtools
  • Assessing Progress
  • Blended Instruction
  • Blogging and Common Core Math
  • Blogging with Blogger
  • Build an ePortfolio
  • Building a Class Website
  • Chrome Apps and Extensions 1
  • Chrome Apps and Extensions 2
  • Chrome Extensions 1
  • Chrome Extensions 2
  • Chrome Extensions: Struggling Students
  • Chrome Webtools
  • Chromebook Implementation
  • Chromebook Projects
  • Chromebooks 101
  • Chromebooks and Chrome Apps
  • Chromebooks and Student Projects
  • Chromebooks vs. iPads
  • Classroom Feedback
  • Coding for Elementary Students
  • Coding for Middle and HS
  • Comics and Literacy
  • Common Core Technology Skills
  • Content Curation Tools
  • Current Events
  • Develop Creativity and Critical Thinking
  • Differentiating and Common Core ELA Standards
  • Differentiating to Meet Common Core
  • Differentiation with Screencasts, Videos, and Digital Materials
  • Digital Content QR Codes
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Magic
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Digital Stories
  • Digital Storytelling 1
  • Digital Storytelling 2
  • Digital Storytelling and Sway
  • Digital Storytelling Apps
  • Digital Writing and Google Docs
  • Diigo in the Classroom
  • EPortfolios
  • Find and Evaluate Webtools
  • Flipped Class: Interactive Videos
  • Flipped Classroom and Common Core
  • Flipped Classroom and Google Hangouts
  • Flipped Classroom and Khan Academy
  • Flipped Classrooms: Materials
  • Flipped Lessons
  • Flipping Back-to-school Night
  • Formative Assessment
  • Google Apps
  • Google Apps to Communicate with Parents
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive Add-ons
  • Google Drive Add-ons and Chrome Extensions
  • Google Drive to Power Up Your Classroom
  • Google Forms
  • Google Guru
  • Google Hangouts 1
  • Google Hangouts 2
  • Google Hangouts 3
  • Google Hangouts 4
  • Google Hangouts and Projects
  • Google Maps
  • Google Mobile Apps
  • Google Search Tips
  • Google Sites
  • Google Tools 1
  • Google Tools 3
  • Google Tools 2
  • Google Voice
  • Interactive Resources for K-4
  • Intro to Common Core
  • IPad Apps
  • IPad Apps and Collaboration
  • IPads in the Classroom
  • iTunes U
  • Keyboarding for K-6
  • Keyboarding for the iPad
  • Literacy and Technology Skills
  • Makerspaces and Fab Labs
  • Marzano’s Instructional Strategies
  • Mathemagic
  • Minecraft 1
  • Minecraft 2
  • Mistakes Made Using Technology
  • Mobile Science Apps
  • MS Office
  • New Teacher Tool Kit
  • Offline iPad activities
  • Paperless Classrooms 1
  • Paperless Classrooms 2
  • Peer-to-peer Instruction via iPads
  • Periscope
  • Personalize Student Learning
  • Pinterest
  • Presentation Tools
  • Publishing Digital Books
  • Reading and iPads
  • Researching with Mobile Devices
  • SAMR Model and iPad Apps
  • School Grounds as Playgrounds
  • School Libraries
  • Share Ideas and Classwork
  • STEM 101
  • Stories and Digital Maps
  • Student Inquiry
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Tech and Dyslexia
  • Text Messaging in Class
  • Timesaving Tips for the Classroom
  • Twitter in Class
  • Use Tech to Work Smarter, not Harder
  • VoiceThread and ePortfolios
  • VoiceThread and iPads
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Why Technology for 21st Century Teachers
  • Writing Workshop and Google Docs
  • YouTube

Sample Writing

3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School

How to Instill Digital Citizenship in Students

Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft

Why Keyboarding Should NOT be Dead


You are the best! Almost every time I put a topic on “my to research” list, I open my mail and you are blogging about it! You make my life as K-5 much easier!

I stumbled across your website by pure accident and it was probably one of the best things I’ve done today.

I LOVE the whole series of these books! Each book has detailed lesson plans and lots of resources!

I LOVE your stuff. It has helped tremendously!

Thank you so much! I had no one to turn to.

I have to say, that as a grade JK-5 technology teacher, and a long-time technology and media integration specialist, this scope and sequence is so awesome. Your team has done all the hard work for me. Thank you!

You’re fabulous. I love you!

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