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Blogging

Here’s a Preview of June

Here’s a preview of some of the articles that are coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June:

  • Subscriber Special
  • Internet Safety Month
  • Tech Tips
  • Tech Ed Resources
  • How to Motivate Summer School Students

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Here’s a Preview of May

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in May:

  1. Teacher Appreciation Gifts (for the geek)
  2. 12 Tech Tasks to End the School Year
  3. 13 Bits of Wisdom I learned from my Computer (humor)
  4. Find Public Domain Images
  5. College or Career? Check out These Articles
  6. Memorial Day Websites

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Here’s a Preview of April

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August:

  • Teaching Online During COVID-19
  • World Backup Day
  • 8 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy
  • 7 Tips for Netiquette
  • 18 Easter Websites
  • How to Build Your Own Tech Curriculum
  • How to Assess Digital Literacy
  • Activities for Earth Day
  • Online class in Differentiated Instruction
  • Earth Day
  • Tech Tools for Specials
  • 13 Pedagogies that will make you a Better Teacher
  • 3 Apps That Energize Learning
  • Find Public Domain Images

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Here’s a Preview of March

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in March:

  • Upcoming college-credit online classes
  • World Maths Day
  • Easter websites and resources
  • Tech Tip: Open a program maximized
  • St. Patricks Day websites and resources
  • 13 Pedagogies That Will Make You a Better Teacher
  • Tech Tip: How to reset your homepage
  • Why Teach Poetry?

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2019

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had almost 5.1 million views from visitors (about 10,000 follow us) to the 2,184 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more. We have regular features like:

If you’ve just arrived at Ask a Tech Teacher, start here.

It always surprises us what readers find to be the most and least provocative. The latter is as likely to be a post one of us on the crew put heart and soul into, sure we were sharing Very Important Information, as the former. Talk about humility.

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End of Year Maintenance: 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year. Here’s what you’ll get (the links won’t be active until the post goes live):

  1. 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence
  2. 16 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer
  3. Backup and Image your computer

For regular readers of Ask a Tech Teacher, these are yearly reminders. For new readers, these are like body armor in the tech battle. They allow you to jubilantly overcome rather than dramatically succumb. Your choice.

Today: 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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For most teachers I know, life zooms by, filled with lesson planning, teaching, meeting with grade-level teams, chatting with parents, attending conferences (to stay UTD), and thinking. There are few breaks to update/fix/maintain the tech tools that allow us to pursue our trade.

That includes your online presence and all those personal profiles. But, that must happen or they no longer accomplish what we need. If they aren’t updated, we are left wondering why our blog isn’t getting visitors, why our social media Tweeple don’t generate activity, and why you aren’t being contacted for networking. Here’s a short list of items that won’t take long to accomplish:

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What You Might Have Missed in October

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October:

  1. Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume
  2. 9 Good Collections of Videos for Education
  3. Videos: Why, How, Options
  4. Digital Assistants in the Classroom
  5. Help Students Select the Right Summer School
  6. Resources for Digital Citizenship Week
  7. October is National Bullying Prevention Month
  8. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Here’s a Preview of August

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August:

  • Back-to-School Tips: A radio show
  • Subscriber Special
  • Online Class Starting–the Tech-infused Teacher
  • Tech Tips
  • Behaviorism–How it can Turn Your Classroom Around
  • Tech Ed Resources
  • 7 Apps that Inspire Students
  • Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology
  • How to Assess Digital Literacy
  • Videos: Why, How, and Options

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I’m Traveling!

May 11th-24th

I’m taking a trip with my daughter to visit my son who is stationed in Okinawa with the Army. We’ll spend two weeks traveling the area. I haven’t done this in fifty years (when I traveled through the old Soviet Union and Europe) and am beyond excited! 

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What You Might Have Missed in April

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April:

  1. An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes
  2. 11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship
  3. The 15-second Slideshow
  4. What to do when you lose a digital document
  5. Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party
  6. 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year
  7. Kindergartners need Technology too!
  8. 10 Myths about Teaching with Tech
  9. Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher
  10. 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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