August 8, 2016

Tech Ed Resources for your Class: Organize

digital classroomI get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Today: Organizing your classroom


18 webinars (more added as they become available), approx. 30 minutes each, show how to set up your classroom to be tech-infused.

What’s Included

Do you wonder how to set up an effective, exciting, motivating classroom to teach tech? It’s not difficult–but there are steps you must take that are different from a grade-level or subject-specific classroom. Watch these videos at the start of school and often throughout the year to understand how to integrate tech into your classes and how to help students use tech to get the most from their education adventure. Webinars included:

  • Set up your tech class
  • How to create a class internet start page–and why
  • How to teach a tech lesson
  • 6 topics to teach in every lesson     
  • How to talk to stakeholders about tech
  • Keyboarding in 45 minutes a week
  • Problem solving (that’s tech problems)
  • Presentation Boards (tech problem solving, tech vocabulary, and Google Earth)
  • Digital note taking in the classroom
  • Digital citizenship
  • Blogging in the classroom
  • Differentiation with tech
  • Grading technology
  • Class exit tickets
  • Class warm-ups
  • Flipped classroom
  • Backchannels
  • Digital portfolios

More are added as available.

Here’s a sample:

Who needs this

Tech teachers

How do you use it

To inform your decisions about tech in the classroom.


AATT crew

Stuff that goes nicely with this

Pedagogic webinars, Common Core webinars, the Differentiated Teacher, the Tech-infused Teacher

Where do you get it


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, anAmazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.