Need math resources? Have students try these

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Khan Academy –online progressive math program; free. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Struggling with helping students learn math when you can’t be at their side? Try these videos ( check here for updates to links ): Bright Storm math videos.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

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This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. Teachers didn’t know how to use the digital tools and there was never enough training to untip that balance. The problem was four-fold: students didn’t have the technology foundation to smoothly incorporate digital tools into projects. Even schools that made herculean efforts to train teachers in technology found themselves flailing.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” Chromebook Idea Spark #3: Building Proportion Dolls Using G Suite, Khan Academy and Screencastify. Encourage students create a doll of themselves by using ratios, proportions and technology. Teachers can flip their classroom by using Google Forms to learn about ratios and proportions using Khan Academy videos and exercises. Khan Academy Kids.

Subscriber Special: March

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Lesson plan for teaching Khan Academy. 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. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month: Freebies! Posters. Articles on Common Core.

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When I write critically about Khan Academy or Apple, I know I’ll hear an earful — and it isn’t simply an earful of disagreement. And there’s the ongoing problem of female harassment in technology companies : a string of revelations about how venture capitalists have mistreated women entrepreneurs over the years, an issue that was in the past largely swept under the carpet. Law, Policy, and Ethics Mind Dump digital citizenship ethics hate Internet sexism

End of Year Activities

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If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Citizenship review. Khan Academy. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

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How to Use Khan Academy (free lesson plan). 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. Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. They’re affordable, so return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously.

Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level

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Khan Academy Computer Science. Khan Academy Computer Science. Lego Digital Designer. Khan Academy Computer Science. Lego Digital Designer. 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.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

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In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. They include; One-Half Day PBL Splash, Full Day PBL Starter; and a One-Half Day Technology Workshop dedicated to amplifying standards and process using Technology. Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards. “We Khan Academy – One cannot forget the Khan Academy.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

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Khan Academy Computer Science. Khan Academy Computer Science. Lego Digital Designer. Khan Academy Computer Science. Lego Digital Designer. 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.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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Digital Citizenship. Discuss Digital Citizenship topics appropriate to the age group. These include cyberbullying, digital commerce, digital footprints, digital rights and responsibilities, netiquette, and more. For example, if you’re discussing digital privacy, create avatars using Minecraft or Legos. Here’s a long list of digital citizenship resources to scaffold your discussions. Khan Academy.

11 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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Digital Citizenship. Discuss Digital Citizenship topics appropriate to the age group. These include cyberbullying,digital commerce, digital footprints, digital rights and responsibilities, netiquette, and more. For example, if you’re discussing digital privacy, create avatars using Minecraft or Legos. Here’s a long list of digital citizenship resources to scaffold your discussions. Khan Academy.

Looking for Summer Activities? Try These

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With the growing interest in coding comes a call for after school tech camps that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. 15 Digital Tools in 15 Days. Khan Academy. This summer will be different than other summers.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. They’re affordable, so return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

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Here are some choices: Khan Academy. GetEpic –Digital library for kid’s books. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging.

Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs

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A preponderance of jobs today’s kids will get when they join the working world will require technology — and with that, the critical thinking developed by math. Khan Academy. Winner of Google’s Project 10 to the 100 ideas to change the world, Common Core-aligned Khan Academy is unlike any other online math program. Where many (most) math curricula are hampered by linking material to the grade level, Khan Academy doesn’t.

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

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The main takeaway: Learning how to learn is the single most important skill that our students will need to master if they hope to participate meaningfully in the fast-paced, technology-driven workplace of the future. Teach Students to Embrace Technology and Remote Learning.

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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Digital Citizenship. Discuss Digital Citizenship topics appropriate to the age group. These include cyberbullying, digital commerce, digital footprints, digital rights and responsibilities, netiquette, and more. For example, if you’re discussing digital privacy, create avatars using Minecraft or Legos. Another great way to learn about digital citizenship is with Common Sense’s Digital Passport. Khan Academy.

Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

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Because learning is student-driven rather than teacher-driven, learner-paced rather than unit-paced, technology is critical to the rollout of this approach. That means not only digital devices but infrastructure and teacher training. For example, the third-grade student who loves math and moves effortlessly through the Khan Academy lessons for his grade level is encouraged to continue to the 4th, 5th, even middle school offerings.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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Khan Academy. If you need new resources for a lesson that didn’t work right , the Kiddom library helps you do that quickly by putting your favorite sources (like IXL and Khan Academy) under one search request. Kiddom’s content library is easy to access and intuitive to use, making it a good choice even for those who aren’t yet comfortable with technology. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. They’re affordable, so return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

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Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity.

10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. I’ve called out a few in this list (like Khan Academy and Mix) because they are exceptional. Khan Academy. This add-in will integrate a preview of Khan Academy’s free videos and exercises into your Office Mix lesson (see Mix below–the next item). Digital tools to create slideshows. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

Videos: Why, How, Options

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Students will engage actively meaning you can expect them to take notes (digital is fine and rewind to rewatch either to review, to ensure they got everything they should, or simply for the entertainment. For the rest, here’s how using videos will satisfy the different SAMR stages: S (Substitution): Use videos that support your lesson plans in place of a textbook, a worksheet, or a digital tool, such as a slideshow with embedded videos to push out a lesson plan in your absence.

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How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. American entrepreneur Salman Khan (not to be confused with the Bollywood actor of the same name) founded a similar project ten years later, namely the Khan Academy. Simply put, there are quite a few reasons why institutions can profit from the employment of such technologies for teaching and learning purposes.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , and more. They’re affordable, so return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Here are some screenshots of the lesson plans: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Energize Your Math Program with Thinkster Math

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Offered in thirty countries and used by thousands of students, it teaches via digital worksheets, video tutorials, feedback from real (human) coaches, and a long-term plan developed with the student that encourages students to learn at their own pace, wherever they are, on a device (the iPad) that they love. It’s more like Khan Academy than IXL, with fewer games and more traditional work presented in a fun way.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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When students see too many apps, they: decide technology is confusing. A colleague considers technology “as approachable as a porcupine” Don’t let students think of the apps you’re so excited about as porcupines!

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

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This is the progression of technology integration at CCS lower school since I came on staff in January of 2004 as a part-time related arts computer teacher. I graduated with a Masters in Instructional Technology in 2007. The process of learning through that period really gave me a burden to help our school see the benefits of technology integration- not always technology for technology sake and not stand alone.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. They’re affordable, so return often to this list, when a lesson plan needs a technology infusion. Coaching or mentoring –to help you blend technology authentically and rigorously. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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Khan Academy. Khan Academy, in partnership with the College Board, has designed a scaffolded SAT prep program that diagnoses the student’s level and takes them through practice questions in a step by step approach to prepare them for the real thing. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years.

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Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

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plays well with a wide variety of apps, such as Khan Academy. 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. I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months.

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10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

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Having said that, here’s a granular list of teacher-approved books to keep you busy this summer: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. Digital Leadership defines a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverage resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It offers strong historical perspectives while introducing current coverage such as the use of technology in the classroom. by Salman Khan.