Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


The 6th International Sympsoum on Creative Education organized by CCE Finland! 

November 12- 16, 2018 is the week of the 6th International Sympsoum on Creative Education organized by CCE Finland!

CCE welcomes the educators, teachers and education strategists from across the globe! Here is more information from the Symposium organizers: 
Finland is known for its creative learning practices and its educational quality. One of the secrets behind the same is the open and collaborative environment. All will agree that – the quality of any educational conference is directly proportional to the possibility of free and open communication within participants. CCE is always in forefront of using state-of-art ICT tools to promote idea sharing, collaboration, and communication. During 5 Days of the Sympsoium – all the educators shall interact and share their views on various aspects of education. In order to have an open and fruitful communication, CCE is recommending to use a collaborative platform with Google – Classroom.
The tool is pretty simple and its similar to Google+ experience with additional features of Learning Management System and documents sharing.Why use the Google Classroom environment?
1. Safe and Secure – No Public interface
2. Designed for Collaborative approach
3. A specially designed plug-in for paper submissions and editing
4. Easy Documents sharing

#CCEFinland  #Creative100


U.S. Veteran’s Day – November 11


CCE Finland — On the Way!


Helen Teague, Citizen Reporter

#CCEFinland  #Creative100  #HarnassingImagination


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 9

“The first duty of love is to listen” ~ Paul Tillich





More Weekend Ed. Quotes 


Teague’s Pre-symposium Blog Post for CCE Finland

Here is my pre-symposium blog post, published on the CCE Finland website.

Click here to read the post: Link



CCE Finland is the Council for Creative Education. Read more CCE Finland posts on this blog, click here


Global Gathering of Educators at CCE Finland November 12-16, 2018

The upcoming CCE 6th Symposium on Creative Education in Tampere Finland will feature educators and speakers from 15 countries… a true global gathering! #CCEFinland #Creative100

Join in the learning November 12-16, 2018



Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 2

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
~Dr. Seuss




More Weekend Ed. Quotes 


Primary Sources in the News!

Click this Link for the AP News Story

Click on the link for a Common Core correlated study guide from the Library of Congress —common_core LOC-1osmerk

Common Core Standards:
ELA, History, 6-8, 9:    Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Key Ideas and Details:

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

Craft and Structure:

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


More posts referencing Primary Sources



Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 26

“Creating opportunities for teams to learn from each other, by encouraging a culture of sharing also opened up more learning opportunities than could have been possible if they had learnt within their teams… this culture of sharing enabled them to acquire a wide repertoire of pedagogical approaches for use in their subject areas.” Divaharan & Koh, 2010, p. 565.



Reference: Divaharan, S., & Koh, J. H. L. (2010). Learning as students to become better teachers: Pre-service teachers’ IWB learning experience. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology26(4).




Our PBS Course Has Ended: Now What?

Our  PBS course concluded last night and, even after 12 years of course facilitation, I miss you all.

Here, I make my pitch for dedicated educators, parents (and especially parents who are educators!) to get very involved in your local school politics. The school board, the local teacher representation board, the local PTA are excellent ways to navigate your local education system and provide your expertise.

All: please consider yourself nominated by me, for your next level of educational service!!

Dr. T 🙂





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