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Teacher-Authors: What’s on my Ed Blog

A lot of teacher-authors read WordDreams. In this monthly column, I share a popular post from my teacher education blog, Ask a Tech Teacher. 

A High School Driver’s Ed teacher was taking one of my grad school classes and wondered what websites I suggested to augment his in-person and remote classes. There are some great ones! Check these:

  1. Crash Test Simulator
  2. Driver Education and Training Videos
  3. Edriving–driving simulations
  4. Operation Lifesaver
  5. Simulated driving (fee)

Driving and Texting

For a focus on this frightening topic, try some of these with your own children or grandchildren of driving age:

  1. It can wait — video showing simulation of driver distracted by texting
  2. Texting etc–Chicken Road YouTube
  3. Texting–a game that gauges your distraction while driving and texting
  4. Texting and Driving–video on the real-life implications
  5. Texting While Walking–from the NYT, a video op-ed
  6. The Last Text –video
  7. Wait for it — very sad video about texting and driving

Click here for updates to this list.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection Winter 2022.

42 thoughts on “Teacher-Authors: What’s on my Ed Blog

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. I didn’t have time to text when I were learning to drive (1959), too busy shifting gears… no matter the subject matter, it seems some folks have this “it won’t happen to me” mindset and ignore the possible consequences until it affects them personally.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. Sadly, I see people texting every day while driving—many of them are adults. That’s pretty disturbing that they can’t break away from their phone during a time when safety should be the top priority.

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  3. I think everyone should watch the last video, from teenagers to mature adults. It’s so sad. I remember when my daughter took the driving course, she had a handbook to record all the practices, one of them was to drive on the freeway. I sat next to her with both hands gripping the passenger’s seat when she was on the freeway. She was behind a slow truck so she passed him because she wanted to keep the speed. The truck driver was irritated and drove faster to past her. Phew! I didn’t say anything to interrupt her. Was I relieved when she exited the freeway? A gentle talk after that!

    She now programmed the phone to the car so she could talk when someone calls, but not texting. Good post, Jacqui!

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  4. Not all the videos played for me but the last one did. Boy is it powerful. Everyone who ever texts while driving should watch it. They will soon be cured. Show it to every one who is getting their driver’s licence for the first time or renewing it.

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