Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Part 1

NCSAMTips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Use a strong, unique password for every website. It is recommended that you install and use a password manager.

Having separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cyber criminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts.

Set your smartphone to lock after a short idle time, and set it to require authentication for unlocking. If at all possible, use something stronger than a four-digit PIN.

Never click links in emails or texts that seem to come from your bank, the IRS, or any other institution. If you think the message might be valid, log into your account directly, without using the supplied link.

Learn more at the NCSAM website.

Click here for a pdf poster and click here for a jpeg infographic from NCSAM



More tips to come next week… in National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 2

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Part 3 Post


Simulations in Blended Learning Webinar

Learning a lot from talented educators in my webinar addressing the learning potential of simulations in blended learning for the Blended Learning Professional Group at James Cook University, Queensland. Just admiring the technology of clearly hearing each other with no delay from over 8548 miles between us. If you would like to have a customized version of this presentation delivered to your group, please contact me.

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Amazon Prime Day ~ Today!

Get ready for super-fun Amazon Prime Day!  Prime Day is the biggest online shopping day of the summer! Last year, according to Market Track and Qualtrics, about 30% of US internet users participating in the Amazon Prime Day sale. The web site eMarketer expects this year’s Prime Day to surpass out last year because of the surge of  Amazon Prime memberships, which grew from  50.8 million in 2015 to 67.7 million so far this year. Amazon Prime customers, are nearly half of its U.S. customer base. Prime customers spend, on average $1,200 on Amazon compared to non-Prime customers who spend approxiamately $700.

Go E-commerce!


My First Vine ~ From the Cliffs of Moher


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ May 14

“It’s time to admit we don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to educational technology.” ~Daniel Willingham,  author of Why Don’t Students Like School?

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Tech B.F.F.s: A fun, little Venn diagram creation tool

A fun, little Venn diagram creation tool. I used it for a Peer Review prompt in my online class.

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Happy Arduino Day!! April 2, 2016




Weekend Ed. Quote ~April 1

This week’s quote is courtesy of innovator, Massimo Banzi, the creator of Arduino. April 2nd is the worldwide Arduino Day. Click this link for more information.

Massimo Banzi quote



More Ed. Quotes


Inventor of Modern Email Passes

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