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How do I become a Web Designer?

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As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies. There’s no greater excitement than being part of the team that puts a face on the internet with web design.

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10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

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If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 19-23–Here’s What You Need

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October 19-23, 2020 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

HS Seniors: What do you know about Search Engine Algorithms?

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As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies.

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Tech Tip #2–The PrintScreen Key

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Subscriber Special: October

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. October. If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here. Then get your monthly freebies! This month: 10% off anything on our website. Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs

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I forget where I got this list but it’s well-suited to special needs students. Share these with those students but push them out to all students. You never know who’ll benefit: STICKY KEYS. Sticky Keys allows keyboard shortcuts to be executed one key at a time.

Music, Academics, and Keyboarding–Transferrable Skills

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Bill Morgan is a frequent contributer to Ask a Tech Teacher. Today, he is sharing his experience and research on how keyboarding skills benefit other topics I found this every interesting: Finger Dexterity. Transferable Keyboarding Skills. Dr. Bill Morgan, Ph.D.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

12 Great Websites to Inspire 4th Graders

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Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 4th graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Coffee shop- -the economics of running a business. Everfi.com –finances for K-12. Learning Games from BrainPop.

National Bullying Prevention Month–October

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

20 Great Websites to Inspire 2nd Graders

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Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 2nd graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Edutainment with BBC. Games that make you think. Puzzle of student pic–create. Plant games. Plant life cycle. Computer basics. Computer puzzle.

What You Might Have Missed in September

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Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: 19 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. Teacher-Authors–Writing and Labor Day Go Well Together. 5 reasons why outdoor learning is vital for young children. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

9 Great Websites to Inspire 1st Graders

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Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 1st graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Geography—find messages around the world. Hangman. Brown Bear Typing. Aesop Fables—no ads. Aesop’s Fables–audio and visual. Audio stories—read by actors.

Tech Tip #9–Quickly Hide Your Screen

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

9 Great Websites to Inspire Kindergartners

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Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire kindergarten-age children whether they’re in your classroom or at home: ‘I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu. Counting Money –a collection of visual money websites for kindergartners.

5 reasons why outdoor learning is vital for young children

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Great reminder about the importance of play from one of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors. Outdoor education might sound like a modern fad to many. However, there are so many advantages to this that it is critical for young children. Continue reading to find out why.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Traveling to America’s Heartland!

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I am out of pocket the rest of this week and next. I’m visiting my wonderful sister in the rural Marion Indiana. I can’t wait to live a measured, natural life for at least a week where we can veges, check on her bee hives, and eat indoors at a restaurant!

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Inspire Young Writer’s with Young Writers Program

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A warm welcome to Sean Clark, Instructional Aide, and his first time contributing to Ask a Tech Teacher.

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We Remember…

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America, we love you. History

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Tech Tip #118–Top 10 iPad Shortkeys

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

5 (free) Shortkey Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

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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: Shortkeys. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

What You Might Have Missed in August

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Here are the most-read posts for the month of August: 13 Tips for using an iPad. The Most Important Skill Students Need. Energize Remote Learning with JotForm Reports. Free Tech Safety Posters. Typing Timesavers for iPads. Great Kindergarten Websites. Top 10 iPad Shortkeys. Teacher-Authors.

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19 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

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Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse. No surprise because using a mouse correctly is one of the most important pre-keyboarding skills.

Tech Tip #1–The Insert Key

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

5 (free) Tech Ed Safety Posters

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Every month, we’ll share five posters you can post on your website (with attribution), on your (virtual) walls, or simply be inspired by. This month: Safety and Security. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Teacher-Authors–Writing and Labor Day Go Well Together

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Labor Day, the first Monday in September , is an American holiday (though with different names throughout the world) dedicated to the achievements of American workers. Take today to think about it. Me, I’ll take it literally–labor!

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Subscriber Special: August

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. August. Check out our store on Amazon Ignite. They are having a great sale there.

Inspiring K12 : Creating the Joy of Reading and Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Era

Personalized teaching of reading at the K-12 level can help imbue pleasure and interest in reading and the development of a reading habit, even among digital natives. A personalized approach works better than the systematic teaching of the entire class.