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What You Might Have Missed in February

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February

  1. 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning
  2. #WorldReadAloudDay February 5
  3. 5 (free) Tech Problem Solving Posters
  4. Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology
  5. Math Word Problems
  6. Random Acts of Kindness Day. How Will You Celebrate?
  7. Inspire Kids to Pursue an IT Degree
  8. How Fast Should Kids Type
  9. Tech Tip #31: 10 Best Keyboarding Hints

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.

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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:

  • More free posters
  • Creating shortkeys and favorites
  • 5 Ways Ed Tech can enhance Social Studies
  • Pi Day
  • Remote learning classes
  • March Subscriber Special
  • Great Discounts to celebrate the (re)launch of our Structured Learning website

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5 (free) Tech Problem Solving Posters

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired.

This month: Problem-solving

tech problems


problem solving


tech ed quote


common computer problems


problem solving

–for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. If this link doesn’t work (we’re redoing the website), visit Ask a Tech Teacher’s Free Posters page or search ‘Posters’ on StructuredLearning.net.

–Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher).



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.

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What You Might Have Missed in January

Here are the most-read posts for the month of January

  1. Classes in Remote Teaching
  2. 5 (free) Shortkey Posters
  3. 9 Great Websites to Inspire 3rd Graders
  4. Ten Most Important Keyboard Keys
  5. Great Websites for Special Needs
  6. Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond
  7. Game-based Learning in Remote Teaching
  8. 5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Do at Home
  9. Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!
  10. Top 10 Reviews of 2020

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Here’s a Preview of February

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

  • Subscriber Special
  • 100th Day of School Activities
  • World Read Aloud Day
  • Free Posters
  • Why Kindergartners Must Learn Tech
  • Math Word Problems
  • Shortkeys
  • Great Websites for Remote Teaching
  • Websites to Enhance Social Studies
  • How Fast Schould Kids Type
  • Keyboarding Hints
  • College Credit Classes for Your PD

–Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher).

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5 (free) Shortkey Posters

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired.

This month: 

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2021, I Resolve…

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONSNew Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there?

As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list. I break it down into Edtech Coaching/Mentoring, Blogging, and Fiction Writing (my novel writing):

Edtech Coaching/Mentoring

Focus on podcasts, webinars, online classes, and other web-based learning outlets for Ask a Tech Teacher. I have some great partners in this:

If you’re looking for this sort of extension in your platform, let me know.

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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. Speed Up and Protect Your Computer
  2. 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

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

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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2020 Holiday Gifts for Teachers

I was going to update this list from last year but when I checked around, my fellow teachers had the same holiday wishes, just tweaked for current circumstances:

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued. For me, as a teacher, I am always happy with a gift certificate that works anywhere but there are time-proven ways to get more creative than a gift that sounds like “money”.

When I chat with teacher friends, here are the most popular gifts they’ve gotten over the years. Many are free and others allow you to spend only what you can afford while still giving a gift the teacher will love.

Most popular gifts

The suggestions below provide ample choices of gifts for your child’s teacher regardless of how well you know them.

Compliments to the Administration

Happy parents often forget to share their joy with the teachers’ administrators. Too often, Principals hear from parents only when they’re angry about the teacher or some class activity. Providing unsolicited good news about the teacher’s effectiveness is a wonderful treat for both the teacher and the school’s administrators.

A Thank You Letter

Handwrite a note to the teacher telling them how much you and your child appreciate what they do. There’s little more valuable to a teacher than the acknowledgment from stakeholders that their efforts are appreciated.

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What You Might Have Missed in November

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

 

  1. How to Put Kindness in Your Classes
  2. National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th
  3. Four Stages of Keyboarding Growth
  4. 16 Sites, 3 Apps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving
  5. Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

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