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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


PBS Webinar: Create Fun & Interactive Learning Centers

PBSLearningCenter Webinar
Fun AND instructive learning centers provide a rich opportunity for children to develop and deepen their understanding of the world around them as they engage in different types of play and exploration. They also create equitable learning opportunities by providing youngsters multiple pathways to explore and deepen their understanding of important concepts. But this does not happen without thoughtful, intentional preparation and skillful guidance by the teacher.
Join PBS on September 24 at 5 PM ET in a Webinar to learn how to design equitable learning centers that build knowledge, engage children in inquiry, prompt critical thinking, and foster collaborative and playful learning.
You will receive a CE Certificate by attending the webinar.
After the webinar, you’ll be able to:
  • Plan learning center activities that are evidence based.
  • Plan learning center activities that are accessible to children.
  • Plan learning center activities that are deliberately connected to the disciplinary studies of the day or week.
  • Assemble an array of learning centers intentionally designed to provide children with multiple learning pathways.

Click here to Register at EdWeb



Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 13

This quote resonates with creative innovators, artists, designers… just everyone who notices their gift. This quote is especially significant to me because I heard it first during a presentation by educator Niharika Kabra, Academic Head – Audit and Training, Potter’s Wheel Education Services, Hyderabad, India.

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’ Hugh Magnus Macleod


Personal Photo of Helen Teague, please do not claim it as your own. 🙂



9/11 – 2019

Hard to believe that 18 years have passed since the 11th day of September, 2001.

Most of our young people were in school that day – they were in our classrooms. 

We will never forget how our lesson plans went away that day as we attempted the impossibly difficult task of helping kids process what they saw/heard/felt. 

Fred Rogers “Mister Rogers” said it best,

“When I was a boy,” Rogers recalled, “and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”


As he responded to the events of 9/11 Mister Rogers, as recalled in biographical documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” called us to “Tikkun Olam” – 

Video Source: Colter, A. (2019, March 31). Fred Rogers on 9/11-Tikkun Olam.  [YouTube] Retrieved from this link

So many people were thrust into the empathetic practice of “Tikkun Olam” which means “World Repair” and “Repairers of the Breach.”

Thank you for being there that day in your classroom. Thank you for serving our kids today.


More video wisdom from Mister Rogers at this link and this link


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 6

“We read faces. We read between the lines. We view multimedia. We examine art. To #read is to make meaning of a variety of texts that are printed, digital, physical, and often complex.” ~Susan Sabella, on Twitter

children are made readers























#disciplinaryliteracy #pbl




Level Up with PBS TeacherLine Fall Courses!!


The course I teach is RDLA235- Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits in Reading & Language Arts. The course listing is K-6 BUT teachers in 7-12 enliven the course, report that they learn A TON, and add to the overall rich experience.

Be sure to check out all open courses and sign up today! 



Happy #Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, 2019.
From this @pbsteachers Tweet, I learned


Also keeping an eye on the Coast and hoping that #HurricaneDorian blows out to sea. Hope all are safe and well!!

Labor Day


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 30

“I had to remind myself that the lines on the court are the same; the
court’s the same size. Everything around it may be bigger but the court’s
the same size.”

~~Cori “Coco” Gauff, 15 year-old tennis player speaking on July 3, 2019 at
the 2019 Wimbledon tournament. Gauff is the youngest player at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.


Good quote to share with your students, especially as the school year starts. 




Podcasts from TCEA

Get your ed tech fix on-demand with the Texas Computer Education Association’s (TCEA’s) new podcast, Ed Tech Club.

TCEA’s Ed Tech Club podcast is all about the tech tools you love, the resources you need, and the insights you value. Educators and experts discuss everything from big ideas to useful tips for your most-used ed tech resources.

TCEA podcasters pack each episode with articles, plans, and extras to help take the stress out of educational innovation. So pencil us in. The Ed Tech Club meets every Thursday, so subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

You do not need to be member of TCEA to subscribe and enjoy the Ed Tech Club podcast, (but membership is open to anyone and it is very affordable)!

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 23

Every day has something in
it whose name is Forever.

~ Mary Oliver, from the poem, “Forever”

Photo by Helen Teague

Photo by Helen Teague






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