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- This is your chance to query the Ask a Tech Teacher crew (for free) on anything that has to do with implementing technology in your classroom. We call it Dear Otto. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page (it’s one of the Dear Otto articles) and we’ll answer.
- Or, join our Sunday Office Hours (re-starting in August). Bring any question you have, just like students and parents do at your school.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 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, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, 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.
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Some ideas to pass along: (1) watching TV with the sound off and closed captioning on, (2) reading directions for how to play a new game, or (3) helping with meals by writing up a grocery list, finding things in the grocery store, and reading the recipe aloud for mom or dad during cooking time.
Those are great ideas for reading practice, Ally. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks! I hope it’s a good resource for new and experienced teachers.
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