10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote~June 29

Anyone who thinks this world is without magic, hasn’t been to a library. ~Amy Dominy

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Google Play for Education–The List

Sometimes it is advantageous to have your name on the list: the list for pre-sale announcements, the list for early bird registration, the list for first-class upgrades…

and The List for Google Play for Education. Google Play for Education will soon allow web developers to offer Apps to their schools. When this online portal premieres later this year, Google Play for Education will allow schools to discover, purchase, and distribute Apps and content in bulk to their students with ease. Three cheers for ghosted App delivery! Visit the edu developer microsite to learn more.


Google will soon expand its education offering to schools, districts, and/or school systems to include Nexus tablets and Google Play for Education. Advantages for schools include ease and portability of tablets together with up-to-date educational resources. Schools can easily manage tablets, and discover, purchase, and distribute content and apps seamlessly.

To get on The List for notification and  information when the program launches later this year, complete the form at this link

Source: Rusty Meyners



A site that knows its Place~Placing Literature

The Placing Literature website has launched just in time for summer trips and adventures. I saw Placing Literature described on AppNewser, but my keen-eyed researcher, Mary, could not find it at the App Store. But the features are too fabulous to ignore and the web access is seamless.

Everytime I travel to present professional staff development sessions, especially if I am staying for awhile, I love to read a book set in the training location.

Wish this site had existed then…but it does now!!!

With the Placing Literature website, plot your favorite books on Google Map apps, even pinpointing exact locations from novels.  The Placing Literature  reflects crowdsourcing of locations and lets readers place literary landmarks in real locations on maps.  The locations are then included in the growing database and map (accessible by logging into your Google account.) Funding for Placing Literature is provided by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Connecticut.

Here is a sample of literary hangouts in San Francisco courtesy of GalleyCat

placing literature app

This map pinpoints where Tess is captured in Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Now, yesterday was George Orwell’s birthday and I know that he used the profits from his novel Animal Farm to buy a house on the island of Jura. Seeing the absolutely beautiful pictures of the landscapes of Jura, perhaps it would be best for me to plot and then pack up for my own little, summer excursion!   or vice versa!   🙂




Can Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

can texting hurt your grammar?


Happy Birthday to Vintage Technology

pink typewriterThe “Teague Tech Tricks” bows to the vintage technology of the typewriter:

“It was on this day in 1868 that the typewriter was patented, by Christopher Sholes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1873, he sold the patent to the Remington Arms Co., a famous gun maker, for $12,000. There had been typewriters before, but they weren’t very practical — it took longer to type a letter than to write it by hand. The first commercial typewriter based on Sholes’ design went on the market in 1874.

There are a handful of contemporary authors who prefer using a typewriter during their writing process. John Updike used his 76-year-old black lacquered Olivetti MP1 until he died. David Sedaris took his typewriter with him everywhere until surrendering a few years ago to the inconvenience of trying to get it through the airport. Larry McMurtry honored his Swiss Hermes 3000 typewriter in his acceptance speech for Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes in 2006.”  By Garrison Keillor

red typewriter

Happy #139 birthday, Typewriter!


Happy Summer Solstice!

summer solstice



First seen on Positivity Toolbox


Transitioning Kids from School to Summer

summerMany children have a hard time with the transition from school and the schedule of school to home for the summer. Kids get used to seeing the same friends every day. They get used to a set classroom schedule. And then, suddenly, the sand beneath them shifts. Read the rest of the blog post from The Family Dinner Project which includes suggestions to implement for a helpful transition, even if your kids’ summer has already begun.


A Simple Website for creating digital scrapbooks–Beeclip

Beeclip  is a simple website for creating digital scrapbooks. Add images, videos and banners, select backgrounds and create multiple pages in your book.

Beeclip  Features:

  • Combine images, videos, text, and more
  • Create collages, portfolios, digital scrapbooks, and more
  • Manage students, classes, and projects
  • Free, Loads online, no download or registration needed
  • Collaborate, share, download & print


Weekend Ed. Quote~June 15~Voltaire

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”




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Happy Flag Day~June 14

Today is Flag Day. It was on June 14, 1777, that the Second Continental Congress approved a flag with stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States. The significance was one star for each state and 13 red and white stripes to commemorate the original 13 colonies.

The year 1777 marked the only time that there were equal numbers of stars and stripes. Many flag designs circulated among the new Republic. Sometimes the stars were in a circle, sometimes in rows, and, even as late at the 19th century, the stars appeared in the shape of a star. Our current flag design has been around since 1960, with Hawaii’s admission to the Union.


Question to Consider: Do you think there will be a 51st state? Or a 52nd state? Which territory or location will hold this title?

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