Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Back to School the Virtual Way with PBS TeacherLine

Learn right along with your kids~~ !!

Now through August 31, use the promo code “PBSB2S” to save 20% on fall PD courses from PBS TeacherLine!

From graduate-level online courses to short, 3-hour self-paced lessons – all courses offer you a chance to gain content knowledge and apply new strategies to your teaching.

Explore upcoming courses today! Offer ends at 11:59PM PDT on 8/31/17.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 11

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s how you break the plateau and reach the next level.”

~Chalene Johnson

 

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Digital Tools & Resources for the Elementary Classroom 


Looking forward to returning to Santa Fe, NM Public Schools for PDExperts’ Educational Professional Development!

We learn together! My Day 1 Topic: Digital Tools & Resources for the Elementary Classroom

Session Description: Technology Enhanced Learning involves acquisition and use of digital literacy, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment strategies. In this session, you will work individually and with others to review a wide variety of websites curated for elementary instruction. You will exit the workshop with greater insight on which digital resources are a best fit for you and your students’ learning needs.

Would you and your schools like innovative PD? Message Me!

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 4

It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.

Chang-rae Lee, author o the bookf Native Speaker and former Wall Street worker

 

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Solar Eclipse Resources from PBS Learning Media

 

 

Solar Eclipse Resources from PBS Learning Media

 

 

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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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