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Teacher-Authors: What’s on my Ed Blog

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on my teacher education blog, Ask a Tech Teacher. This month I have two–both short!

EdTech Review chronicles popular posts across the world on the impact of technology on education. Once a year, they post a review called EdTech Blogs You Must Follow —  a comprehensive review of the top blogs that will keep you plugged into everything happening in the education technology world. Among their recommendations–

  • Ask a Tech Teacher (that’s my education blog–I’m blushing while I dance!)
  • Education Technology and Mobile Learning
  • 19 more

Click here for the complete list and details.


On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to place foot on the moon. Commemorate that this year with an exciting collection of websites and apps that take your students to the Moon. Here are some you’ll like:

  1. Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch via Google Earth
  2. Apollo 11 VR
  3. Google Moon–see the Moon in 3D with your Google Earth app
  4. How we are going to the Moon–video
  5. JFK Challenge — takes kids to the Apollo 11
  6. NASA Educator Guide to the Moon (for teachers)
  7. Moon Phase Simulation Viewed from Earth and Space (interactive, elementary and middle school)—and associated Lesson Plan
  8. Observing the Moon in the Sky (interactive, elementary)
  9. Moonrise to Moonset (media gallery, elementary)

More on space

In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Solar System Scope


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.

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

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. brought back fond memories of when mankind were still exploring for the benefit of mankind and children were dreaming about becoming another Captain Kirk… I got goose bumps when I heard the voice “the eagle has landed”… thanks for the memories!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. It was so exciting to watch us land on the moon… I was 12 years old at the time. A teacher friend reported on social media that she has to report to class tomorrow and I wondered where the summer had went. Here in the mountains, I’m still waiting on tomatoes

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