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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday with These Free Digital Resources

This August marks 75 years of Smokey Bear, the portly park ranger who reminds us just who can prevent wildfires. Initially created during World War […]

Technology Is Only Part of the Picture

TCEA has been supporting the use of technology in education for almost 40 years now. As we get ready to celebrate that anniversary, we’ve spent […]

Ed Tech News Roundup: AP Tests, Green Energy, and Taco Bell

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of biweekly ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy — and if you have a story […]

Designing Classrooms That Engage Students

Classroom design can be a burden. It can feel like starting from scratch. A blank slate, or a blinking cursor, can be paralyzing. But with […]

High Impact Strategy: Using Google and Self-Reported Grades

Are you getting the most bang for your buck by utilizing the high impact instructional strategies made famous by John Hattie combined with the wonderful […]

Back to School Apps for Lesson Planning

“Does the TEKS Resource System have an app?” asked a classroom teacher in one of my sessions. “I want to pull up my lessons.” The […]

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

As teachers, we all face the challenge of how to keep students engaged in our lessons. We also want to get authentic formative feedback in […]

Professional Development: Make It Personal

Think back to your last staff development event. Were you engaged the whole time, or was some of the material not quite relevant to you? […]

TCEA Is Your Retreat…Step Away.

“Wow, I’m so tired already. And it’s only Monday.” “Yeah, me too.” Every day, I’m sure all of you, just like me, are inundated with […]

We All Need a Little Good News

It’s become painful to turn on the news today. So much unhappiness and destruction around us; it’s enough to make anyone see the world in […]

Ed Tech News Roundup: Back-to-School Updates and PBL

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of biweekly ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy — and if you have a story […]

TCEA Responds: Google and Student Data

Dear TCEA Responds: I’m reaching out to you with a question on Google and student data.  In your opinion, how safe are we with sharing […]

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