Teacher resources

Last Chance for this College-credit Class – Education Article

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech Starts Monday, July 8, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Resources include videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share in a collaborative environment. Strategies introduced range…

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Teachers Pay Teachers [The Ultimate Guide] – Education Article

Creating Your Teachers Pay Teachers Account For decades, teachers have been silently creating amazing content for their classrooms. No outlet existed for them to share with other educators in the country, state, or even their own area. Then Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) came along and changed everything! The hard work you put into your lesson plans, printable worksheets, and homework assignments can now be monetized as a nice side hustle or full time job, depending how far you go with…

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes – Education Article

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. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year,…

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (557) – Education Article

Starts Monday, June 3, 2019! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.  In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Topics include: copyrights, fair use, public domain cyberbullying digital commerce digital……

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Here’s The Year-In-Review Presentation Plan My Students Used This Week – Handouts & Slideshow Examples Included! – Education Article

geralt / Pixabay   Students in my Long-Term English Language Learner pilot support class have been preparing and delivering presentations reflecting on important things they’ve learned in each of their academic classes this year (including how they can apply that knowledge in the future), along with goals for next year. It’s been going relatively well, though I think we’re all running out of gas a bit with school ending in a week-and-a-half. Here is the three-page student hand-out, including sentence…

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An SEL Twist On The Autobiographical Incident Essay – Education Article

  The transformational power of how you talk about your life is an intriguing article at the BBC that discusses research documenting the impact of telling your life story in a more positive way. It’s another remember of how to integrate Social Emotional Learning with other academic work, and is similar to the “Public Narratives” idea I’ve previously shared (see Helping Students Create “Public Narratives”). I’ve had students write about Growth Mindset stories (see Here’s What My Students Think Of A Growth…

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New & Revised: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom” – Education Article

SchoolPRPro / Pixabay   Every year, I create an online virtual summer school “classroom” that my English Language Learner students can use and receive extra credit from me or their other teachers in the fall. And, every year, I share the new list (you can see past ones at The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide”). They change based on the classes I’ll be teaching, what sites have gone under or have emerged, and the interest from other teachers in our…

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Teacher Salary Worldwide [And Other Stats] – Education Article

International organizations have recently shown a great interest in matters related to teachers, teacher education, and teacher policy. There are two main reasons for this increased interest in the teaching profession around the world: First, there are severe teacher shortages because teachers are leaving the teaching profession in large numbers. At the same time, young people show little to no interest in filling these vacancies. Second, teacher quality has risen to the top of the list for educational policy changes.…

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Here’s a Preview of May – Education Article

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in May: Cinco de Mayo Websites Teacher Appreciation Week World Password Day I’m traveling–see you in June! 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-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon… This is only a snippet of a…

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What You Might Have Missed in April – Education Article

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes 11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship The 15-second Slideshow What to do when you lose a digital document Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year Kindergartners need Technology too! 10 Myths about Teaching with Tech Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year Jacqui…

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class – Education Article

All-online, college credit, MTI 558 starts Monday, January 21, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. This slideshow requires JavaScript. 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. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed,… This is only a…

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Retrieval Practice Update | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… – Education Article

Last month I shared a new retrieval practice “warm-up” I was doing in my Long-Term English Language Learner support class (see A New Strategy I’m Using To Promote Retrieval Practice In Class (Student Hand-Out Included) ). It’s a fairly extensive post with student hand-outs I used to introduce the practice. Since that time, I’ve modified it a bit – instead of students focusing on what they learned the previous week in one class each week, everyday they write about what they…

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The Top 50 Teacher Websites of 2018 – Education Article

As usual this time of year, we compile and publish the list of the Top 50 Edublogs of the year. We comb the web and out of the numerous websites worldwide focusing on education policies, teaching practices, methodology, or educational technology, we find the ones that manage to stand out from the rest, the ones with the biggest social following. Which are the Top 50 Teacher Websites of 2018? So, has your favourite education website made the cut this year? What was measured…

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Free Lesson Plans from Study.com – Education Article

Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, quizzes, and more. You can read more detail on my Study.com review here. What a lot of educators don’t know is that Study.com offers thousands of lesson plans for teachers — hundreds of them for free — to simplify lesson preparation and save time…

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Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide | Ask a Tech Teacher – Education Article

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs. But, I often don’t hear how the product worked in the fullness of time. Starting last year, I sought out your opinions: how dependable is it how versatile is it for time-strapped teachers does it differentiate……

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Happy Veteran’s Day!In honor of our favorite veteran (and FFT… – Education Article

U.S. Army Air Corps pilot & FFT Founder Raymond Plank Dan Lundak at his grandfather’s barracks on Bury St. Edmond’s RAF base Scott Glew in reconstructed trenches near Ypres, Belgium Tracy Boland at the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor Jack Chevigny receiving his Marine Corp commission Happy Veteran’s Day! In honor of our favorite veteran (and FFT founder, Raymond Plank) and all those who served, we proudly share several FFT Fellows’ pursuit of learning that  introduces the next generations…

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