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 2018:
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 2018. Between these ten, they had over 174,000 visitors during the year.
- 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class
- How to Teach Digital Citizenship in 1st Grade
- 169 Tech Tip #146: 18 Ideas for Warm-ups, Exit Tickets
- How to Teach Mouse Skills to Pre-Keyboarders
- Is Orton-Gillingham Right For Your Students?
- Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom
- 5 Ways Teachers Can Stay on Top of Technology
- Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
- What to do When Computers Are Down
- 9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Tech in the Classroom
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:
- tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney–to practice keyboarding
- meddybemps.com/halloween/piratepuzzle.html–to practice mouse skills
- libraryspot.com—there’s a big uptick in using the internet for research this year over last year
- Structuredlearning.net–lots of teachers are finding books/ebooks here for integrating tech into the classroom. This is where everyone on the Ask a Tech Teacher crew makes theirs available
- MouseSpot–a variety of mouse practice games
- FactMonster.com–kids are getting used to researching online, and this is a great place to start
- desmos.com–math app
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Thanks! Have a wonderful 2019!
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 reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today and TeachHUB, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.