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Back-to-School (Free) Training on Tech Tools

tech webinarsToday, we at Ask a Tech Teacher launch our list of Great Training for teachers. These are videos to show you how to use some of the apps, websites, widgets and tools mentioned on the Ask a Tech Teacher site, used in your technology curriculum, and that you really should know how to use (so you can teach students and other teachers). This is the brainchild of David Kinane (click for more of his brilliance), one of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. He not only came up with the idea, but created most of them (well, all so far, but I have plans to help. I promise!).

If you haven’t met David, here’s a bit about him (from his website):

David has been Head of IT at a secondary girls school in the UK. He has been Head of IT at a large Auckland Intermediate School as well as Director of IT at a large Auckland primary school. David also spent a period of time working for Team Solutions at the University of Auckland, where he was the Secondary Schools Elearning Facilitator. David has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and all over New Zealand and has been interviewed twice by EdTalks. David is a regular contributor to Interface Magazine and has written articles for Edudemic Magazine.

These videos are designed for educators who: 

  • use the SL tech curriculum
  • teach tech
  • teach a grade-level class and want to integrate tech into it
  • are an integration specialist, supposed to know ‘everything about anything tech’
  • would like to help students meet the Common Core tech requirements

We have:

  • Animoto
  • Audacity
  • Audioboo
  • Bitsboard
  • Edcanvas
  • Evernote
  • Excel
  • Explain Everything
  • Google Storybuilder
  • Haiku Deck
  • Mind42
  • Photobabble
  • Puppet Pals
  • Vokis
  • Wikispaces

Here’s an example of David’s glorious tutorials:

Looking for a specific training video? David’s putting a schedule together of future tapings. Leave a comment below and let us know what you’re interested in!


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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2 thoughts on “Back-to-School (Free) Training on Tech Tools

  1. The site looks great, well done Jacqui. As you said in your mail to me, the world truly is a classroom. I am hoping to get back onto the tutorial production schedule soon. I have let other work back up behind me that needs dealing with first. Then I will be back. I am thinking that a PowerPoint series might be useful as would “little bird tales,” Mind 42, Padlet, Box, Dropbox, Sonic Pics and several others. I wonder what your readers would like to see?

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