10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote~August 30

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Innovative Reading Book List

Trying to decide between these books for reading about innovation. It is a difficult choice. I’ve been sorting and re-sorting this list, almost like a girl choosing an outfit before school. In a way I will need to wear these ideas for awhile so perhaps the comparison is apt.

I created an Amazon Book List to collect all of them, then subdivided into a smaller list called the Innovation Book List.

Innovation Book List

BUSINESS INNOVATION in the 21st Century by Praveen Gupta (Paperback)
The Art of Thinking: A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought (10th Edition) by Vincent R. Ruggiero (Paperback)
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Defeating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman (Hardcover)
Creative Leadership: Skills That Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio, Marie Mance, Mary C. Murdock (Paperback)
Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care by Tim Porter-O’Grady, Kathy Malloch (Hardcover)
The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor (Hardcover)
The Alchemy of Growth: Practical Insights for Building the Enduring Enterprise by Mehrdad Baghai, Steve Coley, David White
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp, Mark Reiter (Paperback)
Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization by Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble (Hardcover)
The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen
Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author by John P. Kotter (Kindle Edition)


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Tech B.F.F.~Free Screen Recorder Software

SRecorder is convenient and safe downloadable software for PC users that allows you to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

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BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!

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Weekend Ed. Quote~August 23

Wisdom By Einstein

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ~Albert Einstein



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Tech B.F.F.~Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural InstituteGoogle Cultural Institute


Google’s collaboration and  partnership with international museums, cultural institutions, and archives resulted in a growing digital treasure of cultural merit.  With a goal to display more of diverse heritage online, the collection is ongoing. Artworks and digital exhibitions plant the seeds of digital storytelling and exposition.  The Google team also includes the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe.

Visitors can add items to their own individualized gallery My favorite is “Meeting Street” which is a featured gallery. The robust search engine will display works across galleries worldwide as I found when I searched my favorite painter, George Inness.

Visit Google Cultural Institute today!



BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs! View all the Tech B.F.F.s by clicking here.


Can An Over-Arching Purpose Help Students Learn?


Weekend Ed. Quote~August 16


The Democracy of Storytelling

I believe in the democracy of storytelling. I love the fact that our stories can cross all sorts of borders and boundaries. I feel humbled by the notion that I’m even a small part of the literary experience. I grew up in a house, in a city, in a country shaped by books. I don’t know of a greater privilege than being allowed to tell a story, or to listen to a story. They’re the only thing we have that can trump life itself. ~Colum McCann


First seen on Gregg Morris’ ScoopIt Board

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3D printing tech w/3D modeling &precision laser cutting in the rescaling rendition of 34-ft-tall sculpture


Scaling the Ladder: An Artist’s Vision from Learning Studio on Vimeo.


Back to School- Chrome Extensions

As the commercials extol, it is already back-to-school time. During the next few weeks, I’ll be profiling some necessary back-to-school (or work, or life) tools.

Today…Read & Write

This is a fantastic extension that helps in the writing process, particularly by reading back text in a Google Doc. Read & Write uses the auditory learning style to catch writing mistakes. Anything that helps improve writing is a two thumbs up!

• Hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting

• See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries

• Hear text translated into other languages

• Predicts the next word as you type

• Highlight interesting or relevant text and collect it for use in other documents

Read&Write for Google™ is a friendly browser add-in for use with PCs, Macs and Chromebooks.


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