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Teacher-Authors: Here’s What’s Going on at my Education Blog

Here are the most popular posts from my Ask a Tech Teacher blog for July. This one–if you’re a teacher-author, feel free to contact me about posting an article about your teaching experiences on Ask a Tech Teacher:

I get thousands of visitors a day–over 5.5 million since I started. The most common reason why you-all drop by is for resources. I have lots of them–lesson plans, tips and tricks–but one area I have not enough depth is the experiences of fellow teachers:

    • your personal teaching experiences
    • your informed take on tech ed topics
    • Education pedagogy

If you’re interested in guest posting on this blog or having your own column, leave a comment below and I’ll be in touch. It’s a challenging time but one we-all can get through if we talk to each other.


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

32 thoughts on “Teacher-Authors: Here’s What’s Going on at my Education Blog

  1. How I wish I knew you when I was teaching, Jacqui! I repeatedly tore my hair out over technology. But I was dogged. I kept taking courses and writing grants for computers and a white board, and I survived. I keep saying you’re amazing and inspiring, because you are! This is a wonderful resource for teachers.

    I tried an early blog for my classroom way way back using a district program. I was so excited because I figured out how to post a photo. I put up some photos of riding elephants in Thailand. One of the photos was of the couple riding an elephant behind the one Terry and I were on. I noticed that some of my third grade boys were laughing and giggling at a computer and very engaged with my blog post. I was really excited about my success until I went over and saw they had figured out how to blow up the photo of the couple riding an elephant behind us. They had zeroed in on her blouse and were enjoying the outline of her bra under the semi-sheer fabric of her blouse. Yup ~ steep learning curve for me!

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  2. When I was teaching, I teamed with another teacher who took my class for PE and I took his class for computer. I’m not afraid of machines or technology since a teenager. There was no computer then, but I played with recording…

    I don’t have a class right now and can’t make an offer. Congrats on having thousands of visits every day, Jacqui.

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  3. If I were still teaching, I’d probably take you up on this, Jacqui. Technology was a weakness of mine. That wasn’t true of all older teachers, but I think it’s hard for some to acknowledge. One year the district paid another teacher a stipend to do after-school hours technology classes. That was super helpful, but not something that districts would typically do. It was a brilliant idea because it was convenient (just a walk down the hall) and taught by someone we all knew and trusted.

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  4. Hi Jacqui – I’m sure there’ll be many who will be interested … that blog of yours looks to be totally brilliant – and if I had a reason to look … I would always be across! Cheers Hilary

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  5. That’s great that your education blog is such a resource to teachers. Literary Rambles is too for writers and authors, and I’ve just increased my visitors to over 100,000 a month. It’s really exciting to know that I’m reaching and helping so many people. You must feel the same.

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