Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits from PBS TeacherLine in orientation today

Orientation for my online course: RDLA235-Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- starts tomorrow, Wednesday, 01/16/2019 – and runs through February 26, 2019.

Here is our course calendar:

RDLA235 Winter Course Calendar Dr. Helen Teague










Not too late to enroll at this link:  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 11

For the second Ed. Quotes, it is important to reaffirm the importance of the learning power of mistakes and respecting the unprogrammable flow of learning.


Often I have not known where I was going until I was already there. I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises. Often I have received better than I have deserved. Often my fairest hopes have rested on bad mistakes. I am an ignorant pilgrim, crossing a dark valley. And yet for a long time, looking back, I have been unable to shake off the feeling that I have been led – make of that what you will. ~ Wendell Berry




More Weekend Ed. Quotes


Online PD Courses with PBS TeacherLine Start January 16

Achieve your ed-PD New Year Resolution with an @pbsteachers online course –

My course: RDLA235-Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- starts Wednesday, 01/16/2019 – and runs through February 26, 2019.

Graduate credit offered too! Enroll at this link:  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/ 





Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 4, 2019

For the first quote of the New Year, it is important to reaffirm important principles of Pedagogy First.


“It is very easy to get mesmerized by the latest app, gadget, device, or tech tool. In order to experience the full potential of educational technology, focus on the foundation first. Pedagogy trumps technology.

~ Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education






More Weekend Ed. Quotes 


It’s time for Goodreads’ 2019 Reading Challenge

It’s time for Goodreads’ 2019 Reading Challenge!

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

Click here to set your reading goal for the year and track your progress with the 2019 Reading Challenge. Already 941,000++ folks have made the pledge including my smart friend Donna who had pledged to read 50 books!!

Goodreads Reading Challenge Tally

There is not deadline to begin– begin anytime!!

Be sure to sign up and start reading today!


Considering edTech Resolutions for the New Year

By now, most educators and students have made it to holiday break and through the frenzy of Christmas/Kwansaa/Hanukkah.

Many folks are considering Resolutions for 2019… what are your EdTech resolutions?


resolutionsTeagueTechTreksHere are a some ideas from popular blogs:

From 2017- Mimio Educator, by Kelly Bielefeld 

From 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Blog

From 2016 – Edutopia, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

From 2013- Education Week, by Jennie Magiera


It’s time to look ahead and set some resolution goals. I’ll share my resolution goals next week. I’m keeping in mind the words of Heather Wolpert-Gawron, “Making resolutions is really about recalibrating our attempts to be the best teachers we can be.”


#EdTech resolutions


Resolution Image Source


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 29, 2018

The final Weekend Ed. Quotes of this year is my favorite:


“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery




More Weekend Ed. Quotes 


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 21

High school student’s paraphrase of learner-directed classroom environments, as shared by an online, Twitter colleague.

“In a teacher-centered class, students get ‘fed’ learning like in a high chair – in a learner-centered environment, students help make the meal and sit down to eat together.”




More Weekend Ed. Quotes 


Thank you TEC-516!

Hello Practitioners in TEC-516~~

Today is our last day together, virtually. It has been a privilege to learn with you during our course. We have learned a lot and created some constructive artifacts together: word clouds, crossword puzzle collaborative completion, active research data collection from a survey, and a photographic PLN collage, digital flyer, Benchmark Guideline proposal—just to name a few things!

I hope you’ll find what we’ve done together useful and productive.

It’s been a pleasure working with you! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Start to 2019~

Dr. Teague



Take TPaCK into the New Year – Part 3

Here are excellent ideas for Talking Up TPaCK in the New Year from Hot Lunch Tray blog by  Penny Christensen.





Photo Source:  Mark Anderson ~ @ICTEvangelist ~ ictevangelist.com
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