Tech Tip ##113: Backup Your Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Backup Your Blog. My blog –it’s become an important cog in my PLN. For the entirety of the blog–similar to an image where you can restore the entire website–you’ll need an external service. My WordPress.org blog is hosted by GoDaddy.

New Blog Directory–and it’s free!

Ask a Tech Teacher

A friend started a free blog directory that includes categories for writers and teacher-authors. Why the Blog Directory? Find blogs of a specific category; and/or find bloggers of similar interests. Drive more traffic to your blog and enhance its SEO.

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Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

You can connect with Jon on Twitter @FortneyTECH and check out his blog Fortneytech.com.[/callout] The post Creating student blogs with Wakelet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech educational technology writing writing in the classroom[callout]This post is written by Jon Fortney, a fifth-grade teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. callout] Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school.

Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers. In my previous post, I wrote about the permanency of technology in the instructional setting for educators.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thank you so much to Norah Colvin for inviting me as a guest on her wonderful education blog, Norah Colvin. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Kindergartners love technology.

Top Ten Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am honored to be selected as one of TutorFair’s Top Ten Education Blogs for 2018 ! Do check out their full article to see all ten selected blogs. More edtech blogs: Free Tech For Teachers. 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-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

The NEO Blog just turned 5!

Neo LMS

Each November, we look back to the previous 12 months, and then all the way back to the very first post published on the NEO Blog, to reflect upon our progress in the e-learning blogging sphere. We blog about edtech and e-learning, so the online environment is our perfect host.

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Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech educational technology writing writing in the classroomWriting sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours talking your ear off all of a sudden have nothing to say when asked to put their ideas in a journal- regardless of if a prompt is given or not. […].

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How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124

Shake Up Learning

The post How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template) – SULS0124 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lisa shares a great Google Slides template and lesson idea — The Fake Blog Post! How to “Fake” Blogging in the Classroom (FREE Template).

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog. Are there any blogs you think are great? education best education blogs best teaching blogs blogging blogs edtech learning teaching teaching ideas technology top 10 blogs

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog. Are there any blogs you think are great? education best education blogs best teaching blogs blogging blogs edtech learning teaching teaching ideas technology top 10 blogs

The NEO Blog is now 4!

Neo LMS

I’m talking about that magical time when the NEO Blog first saw the light of the Internet! The NEO Blog is now 4! During the past 12 months we published exactly 102 blog posts, the number of the contributing authors grew to 23, and everyone’s work made the NEO Blog advance into the first 4% of all e-learning blogs (based on this impressive list )! Top 10 blog posts on NEO. Technology in the classroom has come a long way.

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The Blogging Hurdle

A Principal's Reflections

“ If you’re not blogging, you’re selling yourself short; you’re selling your school short. ” - Eric Sheninger During my typical digital leadership keynote or workshop, I consistently talk about the importance of blogging in relation to the pillars of communication, public relations, branding, and professional growth. When I ask attendees how many of them blog, usually ten or less hands go up. This question is quickly followed by how many of those who blog do so consistently.

Planning for Technology Sustainability with COVID-19 Relief Funds

Digital Promise

Kudos to district leaders for guiding their school districts through the ins and out of technology integration and remote learning for more than a year. For the first (and maybe last) time, there could possibly be a surplus in funding for district technology programs.

Cultivating a Culture of Coaching to Support Powerful Use of Technology

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of instructional technology, and instructional technology coaching is key to assisting teachers with powerful uses of technology. Popular micro-credentials included: Visionary Leadership for Technology.

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. Implementing new technologies allows organizations to explore virtual and blended models that reduce or eliminate hurdles, which can impede an individual’s momentum toward reaching their desired education and employment goals. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

Scratch Monster Mash: A Language Arts/Technology Project

User Generated Education

I found information about how to do it at the Makey Makey blog post entitled, Scratch Coding Literacy Project Ideas for Makey Makey micro:bit Inventions. Education Maker Education educational technology English Language Arts Scratch Programming student-centric learrning[link].

Why and How Students Can Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Blogging is a popular tool used in education to not only practice writing, but reinforce collaboration, perspective taking, speaking/listening skills, and a lot more. Look at these reasons why teachers incorporate blogging across all academic topics and lesson plans: Collaboration. Students collaborate by commenting on the posts of others and/or co-writing a blog themed to a particular topic, taking turns posting articles. The roots of blogging lay in journaling.

International Blog Delurking Week–Get Involved!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Believe it or not, there is an International Blog Delurking Week that traditionally takes place in the first full week of January. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to find out who quietly reads their blog without commenting. OK, another yep –comments are always closed on this blog. More on blogs. Great list of Top Education Blogs. 11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss. Subscribe to my Blog–Get Gifts Every Month.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

There are growing concerns about students' mental well-being as well as inter- and intra-personal skills, which have only been magnified by not only the pandemic but also advances in technology as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

Digital Promise

We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation. Trying something new can be intimidating, especially when teachers are concerned about how to salvage a lesson if use of a new technology tool fails.

Tech Tip #113: Back up Your Blog!

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. My blog, though–It’s become an important cog in my teacher PLN. For the entirety of the blog–similar to a time machine, where you can restore the entire website–you’ll need an external service. My WordPress.org blog is hosted by WPEngine. Part of that service is a back-up of the blog.

Nominated For A UK Blog Award, 2017!

EdTech4Beginners

I am over the moon to have been nominated for a UK Blog Award! Tagged: awards , blog awards , edtech , education , teaching , technology. education awards blog awards edtech teaching technologyI’d be really grateful if you vote for EDTECH4BEGINNERS – just follow the link below (it takes less than 10 seconds). Click here to vote.

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Great list of Top Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

10Greatest.com has a comprehensive list of the top education blogs. I’m proud to say that Ask a Tech Teacher is the first blog on the list–but we have a lot of august company, everything from Richard Byrne to Alice Keeler. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 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.

Anyone Can Be an Artist with Technology

Digital Promise

In addition to technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms. Big plans ahead for teaching art through technology.

Finalist in the UK Blog Awards.

EdTech4Beginners

I’m in absolute shock after receiving an email earlier in the day, informing me that I am a finalist in the UK Blog Awards, 2017. Tagged: blogging , edtech , education , teachers , teaching , technology , UK Blog Awards. education blogging edtech teachers teaching technology UK Blog AwardsI am in the education category. Here is the shortlist: [link]. The ceremony is at the Westmister Park Plaza Hotel on Friday 21st April, 2017.

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Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology. Kindergartners learn technology fast.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? 5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of. Internet Skills for K-8: Blogs.

Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

The Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. January 2016 was an epic month here with a reach of over 200,000 views between this blog, my blogspot blog, and vickidavis.me. Add to it a great month for Every Classroom Matters and all of you who share and reshare on Facebook and Twitter and you’re looking at more than a million educators reached through the network built around this blog.

Explore ideas in Edtech blogs

SpeechTechie

However, what edtech or instructional technology has to offer in addition to models and methodology , is spaces or tools and contexts for learning activities. blogs

Quick List of Classroom Blogging Resources

The Web20Classroom

Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional. It is my public reflection on technology, leadership and learning. Blogging changes that for kids. More and more teachers and classrooms are embracing blogging in the classroom. Lets take a look at some classroom blogging resources to get started with. Edublogs has a great Getting Started section that will walk you through creation of your blogs and how to use them in the classroom.

Inviting Teachers to Reflect on Their Use of Technology During COVID-19

Digital Promise

As Digital Promise team members who have researched and supported teachers’ use of educational technology, we want to recognize and celebrate your successes. Reflection: What was it like to get started with using new technologies in the wake of COVID-19?

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. You probably won’t see many of us using technology to find creative ways to communicate with and express our ideas to diverse audiences or to research new ways to fix our planet, like you might at other schools. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable. Blog Research Researchers