10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


7 Resources To Get Your Tech On


Link source: http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/11/12/seven-resources-to-get-your-tech-on/


PBS is a great resource and this post,  “7 Resources To Get Your Tech On” from the Mind/Shift blog highlights a number of their best resources. The grade range spans Grades 2 – 12, with a focus on Grades 6 – 12. Several also include professional development opportunities available online to help with a specific resource. What are the resources? 

* How to Make an Interactive Timeline
* Technology and You
* How to Make a Prezi
* The Art of Creative Coding
* Engaging Students in Lecture and Labs
* Teaching Civic Engagement Using Social Media
* Educaching
* Changing Students Lives Through Tech

To access these materials you will need to join PBS (which is free).
There are also many additional resources available on the PBS website.


Pasteur’s Quadrant

Pasteur’s Quadrant


From the book, Pasteur’s Quadrant by Donald Stokes




Rosetta Comet Landing Mission—Landed!!

The Philae probe from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission, launched in 2004, sped through 6.4 billion miles of space and landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth today! According to CNN, “The lander weighs about 220 pounds and is the size of a domestic washing machine. The target comet is only 4 kilometers, or 2.5 miles, in diameter.”

Watch a replay from Wednesday’s landing at this link: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/11/11/watch-esa-rosetta-philae-comet-landing/

Follow in real-time at this link: http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding and via Twitter #cometlanding

Comet Landing-a project 10 years in execution


Weekend Ed. Quote


If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. ~Ivan Turgenev

Picture Source



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Asynchronous Access to an Informative Discussion on reImaging Dissertations



Design Journal 11: A Stitch in Time and Time to Stitch

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

Time for Stitching:

StitchingI am stitching with gray, connective thread from the various components (LED lights, on/off switch, voice recorder) back to the Ground component on my Voice Playback Integrated Wearable. Each line is distinct and must be sewn separately. The positive loop of the component must always connect back to the Ground. The stitches do not have to be close together as I learned in 4th grade Home Ec class, but the connective thread lines can’t criss-cross or intersect.





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Tech BFF–Google Art Project

Google Art Project

“The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information
provided by our museum partners, we have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum
and even build their own collections to share.”


What is the Opposite of Choice?

choice antonyms



“In general, All technologies gives us more choices…but all technologies also have the burden of choice, they force more choice.” ~Douglas Rushkoff (57:43)

“The easiest way to de-bug reality is to stop when it is not working.” ~Douglas Rushkoff

Where are the choices that don’t fit?

What is the opposite of choice?

Is there a concept of the opposite of choice? Is it tyranny? despotism?


Douglas Rushkoff (2010). Program or Be Programmed. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKAzZocdQ1Y


Design Journal 10: Keep Calm and Ohm On

NOTE: This post contains Science curricular tie-ins…read at your own learning acquisition risk!


This is the symbol for Ohm.

Ohm references unit of electrical resistance, expressing the resistance in a circuit transmitting a current of one ampere when subjected to a potential difference of one volt. It is named after German Georg Simon Ohm who even has his own Law (Note: there is not a without-the-e typo in Georg–dude must have been too busy inventing ohms to add the last “e.”)


Ohms are units of measure on Resistors.

Resistor Bands

I learned in the Maker Lab that my Voice Playback Integrated Wearable needs  the 56KOhm Resistor* so it can tell my Voice Recorder how many times per second to pull the microphone. The times per second is also known as the “sampling rate” which is the number of times a signal is measured (sampled) per second. The unit of sample rate is “samples per second.” This is often expressed in kiloHertz (kHz). For example, “CD quality” sound has a sample rate of 44 kHz. Source

I am making a digital recording, versus an analog recording because the code I am using will save the recording as a series of 1’s and 0’s.


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*thanks to Kim, in C19, for traveling to Micro Center in Tustin to pick up my 56K Ohm Resistors (price $1.95).




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