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Check out my Article over at Cisco

…on Does Text Messaging Negatively Impact Student Academic Success? You might find it interesting. If you can’t get over there, no worries. I’ll post it here in a few weeks. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Follow me Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology … Continue reading

blogs / Keyboarding / news

Check out my Article over at Cisco

…on whether Keyboarding is Dead. You might find it interesting. If you can’t get over there, no worries. I’ll post it here in a few weeks. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. … Continue reading

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Check out my Article over at Cisco

…on the status of teaching and VNI Service Adoption. You might find it interesting. If you can’t get over there, no worries. I’ll post it here in a few weeks. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 … Continue reading

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Monday Freebie #27: Internet Skills for K-8: Blogs

This year more than any before, classroom budgets have been cut making it more difficult than ever to equip the education of our children with quality teaching materials. I understand that. I teach K-8. Because of that, I’ve decided to give the lesson plans my publisher sells in the Technology Toolkit (110 Lesson Plans that I use … Continue reading

blogs / critical thinking / lesson plans / teaching / writing

#112: 10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer

I wrote a post on how Blogs and Wikis make students better writers–teachers too for that matter–and wanted to follow it up with how tweeting improves writing. Then I found Jennifer’s summary. It pretty well covers what I’d say: You learn to be concise You learn to be focused You have time to check for … Continue reading

blogs / critical thinking / digital books / free tech resources / homeschool / internet / Reading / teacher resources / teaching

Education reform: Let’s start by burning all the textbooks

I don’t understand why textbooks can’t be digital. We have the technology. They could be in pdf format–doesn’t have to be on Kindle or one of those readers that cost a lot to own. And, the brilliant American entrepreneurs could create one that reads like a book–my Scribd books can be read that way, downloaded … Continue reading