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Yes, I’m Resilient, but I Wish Computers Were More Dependable

I read a post by Bill Ferriter on Education Week Teacher (which I read in ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology) where he says in his article, “Our never-ending reliance on digital resilience” that yes, he’s resilient, b...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Oct 29, 2012

Dear Otto: I need more guidance than the curriculum offers. What do I do?

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names. Here’s a great qu...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Oct 15, 2012

How to Teach Digital Citizenship in 1st Grade

Understanding how to use the internet has become a cornerstone issue for students. No longer do they complete their research on projects solely in the library. Now, there is a vasy landscape of resources available on the internet. But with wealth com...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Oct 11, 2012

How to Teach Digital Citizenship in Kindergarten

Understanding how to use the internet has become a cornerstone issue for students. No longer do they complete their research on projects solely in the library. Now, there is a vasy landscape of resources available on the internet. But with wealth com...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Oct 4, 2012

Dear Otto: How Do I Prepare for an Unknown Tech Future?

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names. Here’s a great qu...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Oct 1, 2012

Book Review: 55 Tech Projects for the Digital Classroom

Each project includes standards met in three areas (higher-order thinking, technology-specific, and NETS-S), software required, time involved, suggested experience level, subject area supported, tech jargon, step-by-step lessons, extensions for deepe...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Jul 21, 2012

Have You Noticed Our New “Great Websites?”

Have you noticed we’ve added topics under Great Websites. Now you can search by grade level or topic (but be aware, if you search the ‘topic’, all grade levels are mixed together). You decide which topical websites work for your stu...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Jul 12, 2012

5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of

Here are five more of the blogs I read to get inspired, motivated, re-energized: Cybraryman–a massive resource of materials curated by a teacher. You don’t want to miss this one. Diary of a Public School Teacher–this blog will warm...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Jul 11, 2012

Connect Classrooms With Skype–How it’s Done

I first met Betsy Weigle over at Classroom Teacher Resources when I ran across a great how-to post she put together on Skyping in the classroom. The more I ran around her blog, the more impressed I became with her expertise and asked if she would do...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on May 16, 2012

Book Review: Kindergarten Technology Textbook

Kindergarten Technology: 32 Lessons Every Kindergartner Can Accomplish on a Computer by Structured Learning IT Teaching Team My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m often asked what books I’d recommend for teaching technology in the classroom. Each y...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on May 14, 2012

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

From: Online Universities Blog Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipma...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on May 3, 2012

Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. For more information on Sir Ken’s work visit: http://www.sirkenr...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Apr 26, 2012

Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. For more information on Sir Ken’s work visit: http://www.sirkenr...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Apr 26, 2012

Dear Otto: What About Teacher Tech Training?

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names. Here’s a great qu...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Apr 16, 2012

Weekend Website #88: Drive a Ship

One of the favorites of my students is Ships. It gives them an opportunity to stand at the helm of the ship of their choice and guide it through the world's oceans.
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Mar 2, 2012

How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom

‘Web 2.0’ is a term familiar to all teachers. Stated in its simplest form, it’s the set of interactive internet-based tools used by students to enrich educational opportunities. ‘Web 1.0’ referred to the act of accessing websites—nothing...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Feb 22, 2012

62 First Grade Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 62 favorite first grade websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that d...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Feb 17, 2012

Great Websites Updated!

Once a year, we update the massive list of great kid’s websites we keep on Ask a Tech Teacher. We collect all of the new websites used by our association of teachers, place them in their proper grade and category, and then share them with Ask a...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Feb 10, 2012

62 Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 62 favorite kindergarten websites. I sprinkle them in throughout the year, adding several each week to the class internet start page, deleting others. I make sure I have 3-4 each week that integrate with classroom lesson plans, 3-4 that...
by Ask a Tech Teacher on Feb 3, 2012


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