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10 Most Popular Tech Tips in 2012

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday in 2012, I shared one of those with you. Here are the Top Ten tech tips from 2012. Between these ten, they had 48,001 visitors during the year. They … Continue reading

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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 more. Students read websites, clicked a few links, and/or researched a topic.Web 2.0—Web-based education basics–includes blogs, wikis, class … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Tech Tips in 2011

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday in 2011, I shared one of those with you. Here are the Top Ten tech tips from 2011. Between these ten, they had 40,510 visitors during the year. They … Continue reading

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Weekend Websites #79: 57 Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

These are my 57 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 deal with technology skills and a few that simply excite students about tech in education. Continue reading

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Weekend Website #53: 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom

This list has a little bit of everything, and will kick-start your effort to put technology into your lesson plans: 10 Tech Alternatives to Book Reports Analyze, read, write literature Animations, assessments, charts, more Biomes/Habitats—for teachers Create a magazine cover Create free activities and diagrams in a Flash! Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Tech Tips in 2010

I’m on vacation this week, madly trying to come up with the curriculum for an 8th grade Scratch class I’ll be soon teaching. I love these two parts of teaching, where we create lesson plans to share knowledge and where we get two weeks off at Christmas to do it. Despite the drawbacks found in … Continue reading