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Tech Tip #23 I Deleted a File by Accident

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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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5 Tech Tools for Math Class

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I’ve updated Ask a Tech Teacher’s list of ten math tools we posted in 2016 to be shorter and with a new option. The new one is larger and in the #1 position.

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Another Excellent Online Feature from Jotform–Sign

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You may know Jotform as one of the most popular tools in the form builder category, recognized for its simplicity and sophistication in what could otherwise be the complicated process of collecting and analyzing data.

Geography Awareness Week: November 14-18, 2022

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Promoted by National Geographic, here’s what you should know about Geography Awareness Week which occurs November 14-18, 2022: Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

14 Apps and 2 Projects for Thanksgiving

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Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life.

Teacher Tech Training is Critical

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Back when I started teaching tech, teachers loved saying that kids knew more than they did, even defer to students to teach. That doesn’t work anymore which means even the most tech-phobic of teachers must step up.

Choosing the Right Computer Science Specialization

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One of the most popular and in-demand skills is anything related to computers–programming, repair, networking, and cybersecurity to name a few.

100+ Websites on Digital Citizenship

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Here are popular resources teachers are using to teach about digital citizenship. Click the titles for more links: Avatars. Copyrights and Digital Laws. Curriculum. Applied Digital Skills –all tech skills. Google’s Be Internet Awesome –abbreviated course.

Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 17-21 2022–Here’s What You Need

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Information that will help you teach digital citizenship to your students. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video). Curricula: K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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.

100s of Websites on STEM-STEAM

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After you’ve checked out our favorite STEAM resources , here are some of those that teachers use to teach STEM and STEAM: Science. Technology. Engineering. stem #steameducation #elemed. Copyright ©2022 worddreams.wordpress.com – All rights reserved.

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Tech Tip #169: What is Digital Literacy?

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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.

Lessons Learned My First 5 Years Of Teaching

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It’s always interesting to find out what new teachers learned in their early teaching that affected their later years.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Digital Citizenship–a Life Skill

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I’m a staunch believer that Digital Citizenship should be taught early and often. Education Week seems to agree. They have a great article on this topic you want to check out: Educators: Teach digital citizenship early. Digital citizenship lessons should begin early, educators say.

Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

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Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students.

High School Curricula and Career Education

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College enrollment among high school grads grew during the early 2010’s, leveling off about 2017 when it began to drop to a current low of about 62%, approx. 4% lower than 2019.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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I don’t write enough about special needs so when Rose contacted me with an article idea, I was thrilled. Rose Scott is a literary teacher with a goal of making education comfortable for students with special needs. Her dream is to help students explore their talents and abilities.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Classroom Tech Elevates Remote Learning

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For over two years, many schools, parents, students, and teachers have struggled with how to teach remotely, and then–when can we go back to in-person learning. The education system is comfortable with teaching students face-to-face.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

3 Ways To Foster Digital Citizenship in Schools

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#ISTE had an interesting discussion on how to foster digital citizenship in schools. This is especially critical because students are spending so much more time than ever before online. Here’s a peak at their conversation and then a link to the rest: 3 Ways To Foster Digital Citizenship in Schools.

50+ Websites on Keyboarding

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Here are a wide variety of resources that teach keyboarding–from games to drills to everything in between: ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level. Alphabet rain game. Alpha Quick –how quickly can a student type the alphabet? Barracuda game. Big Brown Bear. Bubbles game.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Keyboarding Basics Part 2

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Keyboarding is a topic that most parents want their children to learn and many schools don’t have time to teach. Of all topics on Ask a Tech Teacher, keyboarding articles are the most visited.

HS Financial Training Classes

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Such an important topic, especially as we see kids aren’t graduating with basic knowledge of budgeting, paying bills, and more.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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I 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.

6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

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With the growing interest in tech comes a call for summer school programs that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or voluntold) to run this activity, here are six activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

How to Showcase Your Skills when Applying for Your First Job

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This article is for recent graduates, either from high school or college, ready to look for a first job.

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Teach Critical Thinking

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There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work.

Back To School Websites

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Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to. BTS resources. BTS resources from Microsoft. Make a class photo in Pixton EDU. We write about back to school often on Ask a Tech Teacher.

Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

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Christian Miraglia, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has some great ideas on teaching kids about Social Media Awareness: Over the last decade, there has been pressure in the K-12 learning environment to create classes that address everything from managing your money to various efforts to address cultural inequalities.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

June is Internet Safety Month

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June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

History Teachers: Check out This Freebie!

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To celebrate the launch of Natural Selection , Book 3 in the Dawn of Humanity trilogy, the ebook of Book 1– Born in a Treacherous Time –is FREE on Amazon Kindle October 15th-October 19th.

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America, We Remember

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9-11 Day has become Patriot Day here in America, but it doesn’t change its purpose: to show how much we love our country. What day in recent history do you remember most from your country? Holidays patriotic

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Robot Teachers vs Human Teachers:

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Simona Johnes, editor-in-chief of Science and Literacy , an educational blog for teachers and parents, did some research into a topic that is of growing concern to my fellow teachers: Robots in the classrom. Here’s an interesting article comparing the pros and cons of robots vs. humans: .

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.