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What You Might Have Missed in August

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

  1. Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities
  2. The Important Morning Meeting
  3. It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free
  4. Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?
  5. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School
  6. Great Back to School Classroom Activities
  7. 22 Websites and 4 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills
  8. Curriculum Companions Start September 10th!
  9. Plan a Memorable Back to School Night
  10. Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

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Here’s a Preview of September

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

  • What to Consider When Assigning Homework
  • More for Back to School
  • Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom
  • Differentiate with Personalized Learning
  • New Ways to Gamify Learning
  • Print vs. Digital–the lowdown
  • Positive Reinforcement in Class
  • Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Looking for Trusted Advisors?

All of these are from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew (with occasional guest posts):

We are a group of tech ed teachers who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom. Stop by and say hi!

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

tech ed helpI get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Today: Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher offers a variety of classes throughout the year. All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom.

To find out more, email askatechteacher@gmail.com


online classesThe Tech-infused Teacher

Certificate

By request; delivered digitally to your school or District

The 21st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

Price includes course registration and all necessary materials

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Curriculum Companions Start September 10th!

curriculum companion

Curriculum Companions (K-5 only) follow a tech professional as s/he teaches each lesson in the SL K-5 curriculum textbooks.  Presented via video (10-15 minutes each), you can see how another teacher uses the curriculum and access additional resources like vocabulary and how-to videos. It’s your mentor, your sidekick, your best friend in the tech ed field.

32 webinars per grade (192 webinars in all), 9 months

If you own any or all of K-5 Structured Learning technology curriculum (6th edition), you have free access to the six grade-levels

Curriculum Companions not only include weekly videos, you also get:
  • comprehensive tech vocabulary
  • how-to skills used in lessons
  • shared resources

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing

This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up.

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MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher

MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

lesson plansI get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Today: Lesson Plans

There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few:

  • bundles of 5 lesson plans–Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard. Each calls out the higher order thinking skill engaged. Pick the one that fits your need. They’re affordable, focused, and often completed in just a few class sessions.
  • bundle of bundles–Buy three bundles of five lessons to cover a wide-range of needs.
  • STEM Lesson Plans
  • Coding Lesson Plans
  • By Grade Level
  • 30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons–5 per grade level
  • 110 lesson plans–integrate tech into different grades, subjects, by difficulty level, and call out higher-order thinking skills. These cover everything and are discounted this month. Check them out. They could be exactly what you need.
  • singles–for as low as $.99 each. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy, Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more.
  • Holiday projects–16 lesson plans that theme to holidays and keep students in the spirit while learning new tools.

Who needs this

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August Preview at Ask a Tech Teacher

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

  • Wikispaces has closed. Now what?
  • 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School
  • Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities
  • Websites to teach Moune Skills
  • Plan a memorable Back-to-School Night
  • The Importance of a Morning Meeting
  • Today’s Meet has closed. Alternatives?
  • College-level learning online
  • How to Teach Critical Thinking
  • Tech-ed Resources for your Class
  • New Ways to Gamify Learning
  • Great Ways to Make Your Class Paper-free
  • Differentiating with Personalized Learning
  • Back-to-school Activities for teh First Month of School
  • Features to make your LMS a social learning platform

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Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens and Personalized Learning–Grad-level Classes

grad school classes in technology

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens

This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, August 6th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up.

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What You Might Have Missed in June

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

  1. My Sound Doesn’t Work
  2. Top Ten Education Blogs
  3. Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!
  4. The Case for PDFs in Class
  5. SL Curricula Online Resources are Moving!
  6. 5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning
  7. Seven Fun Math Activities for the Summer Break
  8. Look what’s new at Zapzapmath
  9. World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

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-8 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, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a weekly contributor to TeachHUB, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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What You Might Have Missed in May

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

  1.  How to Wrap up Tech for the School Year
  2. Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?
  3. Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever
  4. Positive focus; Positive behaviors
  5. EdTech Magazine’s 50 Must-read K-12 IT Blogs
  6. 10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year
  7. 5 Best Websites for IELTS Exam Prep
  8. Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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