10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Back to School

Well, you have seen them too—the back-to-school commercials. It is almost that time of year.

One of the initial activities in the back-to-school task list is the Student Information Sheet.

Why not add a small section to your Student Information Sheet to reflect your students’ technology skills. If you have a hardcopy handout, add a small section at the end. Or, consider adding a section on your blog or wiki for students to fill out that asks:

Students, Do you have…

~A computer

~A webpage

~A cell phone

~Internet access

~Accounts on Music sites

~A Blog

~Favorite websites (that can be shared with you, the teacher)

~Special tech skills  (such as keyboarding, spreadsheet skills, programming skills, hardware skills, graphic design skills, etc…)

Try it and see!

{Add any other ideas here!}


Learning COBs

Please post your Learning COBs here.

or another option

Click on the Health A-Z link (link is on the Blogroll)


Lesson Cycle Steps

Lesson Cycle Steps

  1. Anticipatory set (Warm-Up)
  2. Purpose (Objective)
  3. Input (Content)
  4. Modeling (Show)
  5. Guided Practice (Follow me)
  6. Checking for          Understanding (CFU)
  7. Independent Practice
  8. Teach your partner
  9. Closure

For Training: Please choose one Lesson Cycle Step and add a technology integration component as a Comment.

Thank you!




Today is the Day for a Trip on Google Earth

 Google Earth delivers great resources for your science curriculum Click this link to learn how scientists visualize and communicate the phenomena they study. Google Earth displays the migration patterns of endangered and other threatened animals, based on data collected by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Google Earth offers anyone the opportunity to take geographical data and turn it into a “layer.” Scientists are doing this in real-world lab scenarios. You can track what scientists see in storms, the paths of solar eclipses , volcano activity, arctic ice melting, bird flu mutations and biomaps of emotional stress levels in different cities (see this Popular Science article for more info).

Since these are all KML files, they could be downloaded with less space needed than United Streaming and also made into layers on the regular Google Maps as well.

Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/


While You Were Teaching

While You Were Teaching…4OOPSs EduTech News Feed

The kids need you and the web keeps marching on…not to worry, 4OOPS’ EduTech news Feed has these top stories of interest to educators:

From Tech Crunch: July 1. You can no longer use a handheld mobile device in California and Washington. The first time fine in California is just $20, but the real deterrent is public opinion.

But, some studies have shown that talking on hands-free devices are just as dangerous as talking on cell phones regularly.

Will people who talk on their cell phones while driving now have to keep a lookout for the police, too, distracting them even more?

From Read/Write/Web: Adobe.  Adobe is has just launched their version of an online office suite available at Acrobat.com, complete with word processor (Buzzword), web conferencing/whiteboard app (ConnectNow), online file sharing (Share), file storage, (My Files), and PDF converter. Adobe has also announced a brand-new version of Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat 9.

From TechCrunch: Ultralight laptops. The MSI Wind – is a $499,  2.6-pound, 10-inch laptop.

From Read Write Web: June 5, 2008. About half of all Internet users aged 12 and up have streamed a video file online in the past 30 days.


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