10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Upcoming Webinar with EdWeb – Creative Coding


Engineering Current Event: Carnegie Mellon Will Open Source Its Digital Learning Software


Application of Kotter’s Change Model

Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model

Implementing Change Powerfully and Successfully


Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 23

“Learning with technology does not happen because a specific tool “revolutionizes” education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it is not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it is “fun” or because the developer promises it will help students learn.” ~Learning First, Technology Second: The Educators’Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons by Liz Kolb



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EdWeb Early Literacy Webinar — Join Me

Please join my colleague Dr. Joyce King and me for our EdWeb Webinar, “How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn: Research, Strategies, and Digital Tools.

April 10, 2019- 4:00pm -5:00pm EDT

Click on this link for your free webinar registration: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/literacy20190410/ 


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March15

It’s imperative that classroom design is driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning. ~ Tom Murray,  co-author of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

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Why Online Learning Succeeds in Higher Ed




Original Post Date: May 12, 2014


Love of the Link: Amazon Collaborative Wishlists

Love of the Link” is a new 2019 feature that spotlights a powerhouse website with at least three interactive features:

  1. Timely Content
  2. {Free} Resources for Educators
  3. Research-based best practice focus

Although “Love of the Link” is a new feature to this blog, the resources may be tried-and-true, legacy portals online.

This month’s Love of the Link addresses a feature on a website you probably visit everyday.

Well, at least 6566767 million people visit everyday. Did you know that you can set up collaborative Wishlists on the Amazon website? Amazon began these little digital gems in summer, 2018.

Collaborative Wishlists offer a group planning feature for educational teams, schools, school activities, sports teams gear, and district grant offices. With personalized Wishlists any invited group member can save a product (i.e. ergonomic chair) or classroom resource (i.e. STEAM Education book). Lists can be designated as “Public” or “Private.”

How To’s at this short video: https://youtu.be/Q89CuUXutHA

Steps to make a Collaborative List:
1. Hover over ‘Accounts & Lists’ near the right corner of the screen on a desktop. T
2. Next, select ‘Your Lists’ and create a Shopping List, Wish List, or Idea List.
3. Invite Users who can immediately view the list it if they’re already signed into an Amazon account.
4. If Users are not signed in to Amazon, they will be prompted to sign in or create an account.T
5. To add others to a list, click the Invite button.
6. Alternately, Users can either copy the link or send it to others using email, text message and apps like Facebook or Twitter.


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 8

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~ Physicist Marie Curie, 1867-1934


Happy International Women’s Day~~ Find Resources for this day at PBS Learning Media

Read more about physicist Marie Curie here at the Live Science website

Search for the biographies of other scientists at LiveScience




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Do standards help to empower teachers? (and if so, how?)

Do standards help to empower teachers? (and if so, how?)

The Standards are just one granular component of our instructional pedagogy.

Educational technology has a two-pronged emphasis of tools and processes (Roblyer, 2016). The ISTE Standards described what comprises the technology curriculum focus. Another resource for standards-based instruction is the 6E Learning by DeSIGN Model. The 6E Learning by DeSign Model is a component module on the ITEEA – The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. ITEEA is the professional organization for STEM educators. The 6E Learning by DeSign model describes how to instruct students in the technology curriculum standards. Using key words, the 6E Learning by DeSIGN Model can organize classroom instructional activities, not unlike the Bloom’s Taxonomy (1965). One of the words “Explore” caught my attention first. The descriptive words listed next to “Explore” are predict, experiment, observe, discover, record, retest, discuss.

As you read about them, which of the 6Es stands out to you? 

These words provide a framework for educators to plan and implement instruction without the restrictions of scripted instruction. Santaro (2018) writes a warning linking scripted instruction to low teacher morale. The Santaro resource is important to my learning. It also deepens our discussion forum conversations for three reasons: (1.) Santaro is very current (2.) it is teacher centered and (3.) it references a recurring complaint among teachers regarding scripted instruction. The teachers’ perceptions referenced in Santaro are reflective of what I see and hear when I am onsite in schools.

Scripted conversations and patient approaches are beneficial in medicine (Hamilton & Kroska, 2019). In early elementary reading instruction it has a mixed success affect(McIntyre, Rightmyer, & Petrosko, 2008). However the mantra given by some administrations that each teacher needs to be at the same place and curriculum pace at any arbitrary increment. This practice can be viewed as twisting standards to influence professional instructional practice. Teachers can lose their agency and become “conscientious objectors” (Santoro, 2018, p. 8).


6E Learning by DeSIGN Model. Retrieved from
Bloom, B. S. (1956, 2010). “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook I: The Cognitive Domain.”
New York: David McKay Co Inc.
ISTE Standards for Students (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/for-students
Hamilton, J., & Kroska, E. B. (2019). Distress predicts utilization of psychosocial health services in
oncology patients. Psycho‐oncology.

McIntyre, E., Rightmyer, E. C., & Petrosko, J. P. (2008). Scripted and non-scripted reading instructional
models: Effects on the phonics and reading achievement of first-grade struggling readers.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, 24(4), 377-407.
Roblyer, M.D. (2016). Introduction and background on integrating technology in education. Pearson.

Santoro, D. A. (2018). Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can
Stay. Harvard Education Press. 8 Story Street First Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138.






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