Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much. Here’s a run-down on what you thought were the most valuable in 2020:
Top 10 Tech Tips
As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems which I share with you. Here are the Top Ten tech tips from 2020. Between these ten, they had over 183,000 visitors during the year.
- Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This Ecosystem
- Tech Tip #60: How to Add Shortcuts to the Desktop
- 10 Tips for Teaching Remotely
- Tech Tip #34: My Program Froze
- 5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism
- Find Public Domain Images
- Tech Tip #9–Quickly Hide Your Screen
- Tech Tip #118–Top 10 iPad Shortkeys
- Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads
- Back to School Tips
Top 10 Click-throughs
You might ask, What’s a click-through? Those are the links in posts that take you out of Ask a Tech Teacher’s site to another location where you’ll find valuable information. I include lots of links for readers to sites that will help them integrate technology into education. They cover websites on lesson plans, math, keyboarding, classroom management, cloud computer, digital books, teacher resources, free tech resources, and more. On any given day, more than a third of visitors to Ask a Tech Teacher click through to one of these resources. Which links my readers select tells me a lot about the type of information they’re looking for.
Here are the top ten sites visitors clicked through to from my blog (almost the same as last year!):
- libraryspot.com—there’s a big uptick in using the internet for research this year over last year
- FactMonster.com–kids are getting used to researching online, and this is a great place to start
- World Almanac for Kids
- Structuredlearning.net–lots of teachers are finding books/ebooks here to integrate tech into class. This is where the Ask a Tech Teacher crew makes theirs available
- MouseSpot–a variety of mouse practice games
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.