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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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How to Wrap up Tech for the School Year

summer teachingWrapping up your school technology at the end of the school year is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they back up, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device. If you have a personal device, assigned by the school but yours to take home, the steps will be more numerous but really, not more complicated.

Here’s a list. Skip those that don’t apply to you and complete those that do. I won’t take time in this article for a how-to on each activity so if you don’t know how to complete one, check with your IT folks or Google it:

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Last Chance: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing

This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, May 28th! 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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Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens

This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, May 21st! 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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Last Chance for this College-credit Class

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher

MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, May 14th! 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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What You Might Have Missed in April

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

  1. How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer
  2. Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need
  3. College Credit Classes in Blended Learning
  4. 5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle
  5. How a Senior Writing Project Helped Make Coeur d’Alene a District of Choice
  6. Tech Tip for Teachers: Cover your Webcam
  7. Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing
  8. April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources
  9. 25 Websites for Poetry Month

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 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, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days.

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class in Blended Learning

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher

MTI 562 starts Monday, May 7th! Last chance to sign up. Need more information? Click here and scroll to MTI 562. Ready to sign up? Click this link; scroll down to MTI 562 and click.

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Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

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Summer Tech Camp Survival Kit

From Ask a Tech Teacher

Are you teaching a Summer Tech Camp to Kids? We have the solution:

Build Your Own Adventure

$230 value for $179

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Subscriber Special: April

April 24th-30th:

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Do any of these sound like you?

  • Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. How do you start?
  • You have new students in your class who haven’t had technology training. The rest of the class has. How do you catch them up?
  • Your principal wants you to teach the technology class but you’ve never done it before. What do you do on the first day?
  • You’ve been teaching for twenty years but now your Principal wants technology integrated into your class. Where do you start?
  • You have a wide mix of tech skills among students in your class. How do you differentiate between student geeks and students who wonder what the right mouse button is for?
  • You’ve been tasked with organizing a Technology Use Plan for your school. Where do you start?
  • You and colleagues are expected to create a Curriculum Map. How does technology fit into that?
  • You love being an edtech professional but what’s your career path?

More and more teachers–both new and experienced–are looking for coaching or mentoring to fill gaps in their learning, keep up to date on the latest teaching strategies, and solve problems they didn’t expect. Many turn to the personalized approach we offer in a collaboration between Ask a Tech Teacher, Jacqui Murray, and Structured Learning. Coaching is completed via Google Hangout with email available for quick questions. After only a short time, teachers find they are better prepared with tech-infused lesson plans, able to teach to standards more fluently, can integrate tech into core classroom time, easily differentiate for student needs with tech, and more.

“Once a month, pick my brain. I’ll share what I’ve learned and what works from 25 years of teaching.” –Jacqui Murray

Normally, we charge a $150 per month with a two month minimum (for a total of $300). This month between the 24th and 30th, get both months of coaching or mentoring for only $150.

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We wrote the books. We’ll help you deliver on keyboarding, integrating tech into your curriculum, digital citizenship, Common Core, and more. Questions? Ask Jacqui Murray at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.

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What You Might Have Missed in March

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

  1. 14 Education Advancements in a Year
  2. Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education
  3. 6 Worthwhile Websites for High School Classes
  4. Tech That Won’t Survive 2018
  5. The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality
  6. How to Build Lifelong Learners
  7. Update a Classic Bridge Building Lesson Plan
  8. How to Prepare for the SAT
  9. International Blog Delurking Week–Get Involved!

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 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, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days.

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