Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 28

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

Robert Frost

 

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Learning Technologies Podcast- July 24 -RIP MS Paint :(

 

 

Podcast Transcript:

Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is …Microsoft MS Paint.  Microsoft is dropping various features and functionalities from its new build. In preparation for the release of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has published the full list of stories that will be removed or depreciated from the new build.

MSPaint will be sorely missed. It was the gateway for new and vintage computer nerds.

What is your reaction to Microsoft’s decision? Are there other applications and programs that we should also mourn?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment and let’s keep the discussion going.

(This podcast Created using Audacity) 
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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 22

“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” ~Ray Bradbury, in the foreword to Fahrenheit 451

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My First Sway

Facilitating Participatory Partnerships ~ Helen Teague, EdD.
Four Research-Based Best Practices:
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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 14

We do not learn from experiences. We learn from reflecting on experiences. ~paraphrase of John Dewey*

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*”​When we reflect upon an experience instead of just having it, we inevitably distinguish between our own attitude and the objects toward which we sustain the attitude. Such reflection upon experience gives rise to a distinction of what we experience (the experienced) and the experiencing​–the how.​”​ ~Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education. p. 173 as quoted by Robert C. Lagueux here

 

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Participatory Partnerships 11: QR-Code it!

Participatory Partnerships Tip #11: QR-Code IT!!! Create a QR Code to communicate your partnership work. See these posts for tips.

 

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Have a Thumbtastic Day – Book Review

Such a powerful story by Steven T. Moore with engaging illustrations by Morgan Davis. Theodore Thumbs is a story about a shy young boy who must face teasing and bullies and some embarrassing occurrences when he goes to school. Each morning Theo wakes up determined to have a good day. Unfortunately, awful days occur. Unlike the much-loved book, “Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day,” the events of each day result in internal hurt for Theodore. This poignant story and illustrations portray the power and result of hurtful words and bullying. Theodore Thumbs shows adults and kids how to overcome bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This bedtime story of kindness guides us to learn to live with our thumbs held high into the sky and with a smile of great cheer like Theo. I like the theme of having “Thumbtastic days” and it is a great tie-in for students to look for evidences of Thumbtastic days in everyday life.

Theodore Thumbs is written by my friend and colleague Steven T. Moore and was published in 2016.

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Theodore ThumbsTheodore Thumbs by Steven T. Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a powerful story by Steven T. Moore with engaging illustrations by Morgan Davis. Theodore Thumbs is a story about a shy young boy who must face teasing and bullies and some embarrassing occurrences when he goes to school. Each morning Theo wakes up determined to have a good day. Unfortunately, awful days occur. Unlike the much-loved book, “Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day,” the events of each day result in internal hurt for Theodore. This poignant story and illustrations portray the power and result of hurtful words and bullying. Theodore Thumbs shows adults and kids how to overcome bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This bedtime story of kindness guides us to learn to live with our thumbs held high into the sky and with a smile of great cheer like Theo. I like the theme of having “Thumbtastic days” and it is a great tie-in for students to look for evidences of Thumbtastic days in everyday life.

Theodore Thumbs is written by my friend and colleague Steven T. Moore and was published in 2016.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 7

“Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which Edtech is placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.” ~Seymour Papert

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Participatory Partnerships 10: Promote Play!

Participatory Partnerships Tip #10: Promote Play! It’s ok to play and try out new ideas, apps, links, and processes. The greatest discoveries are the product of downtime and play!

 

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Participatory Partnerships 9: Seek the Targeted Source

Participatory Partnerships Tip #9: Seek and Find the Targeted Source. After meeting, listening, working with what is familiar, publishing, and celebrating success, begin to drill down to the needed targeted resources for mobile access, differentiation, reteaching, and extensions.

 

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