Do you feel like the demands of teaching get more and more overwhelming each year?
Does it feel like technology is just another thing they want you to fit into an already stuffed day, and it doesn’t help you teach your core curriculum anyway?
When you do get an idea that incorporates technology, do you have trouble finding the time to plan it out and be comfortable with it?
You’re in the right place.
I began The Tech Tutory as a site where teachers can come to get some of the inspiration and support they need to integrate technology into their curriculum. Sound like something you may need?
Education is changing drastically, and teachers need to be able to keep up without using too much of their precious prep time. You need that time for tons of other things, like grading, planning, or going to the restroom:)
If you are looking for a site where you can find user-friendly tutorials, “shovel-ready” activities, and some inspiration to improve your teaching with 21st-century skills, then you are in the right place.
Who am I?
Hi! I’m Tracey Rosenberger, or the “Techy One” as many of my colleagues have called me over the years! I am married to an amazing, hard-working man, and we are the parents of two grown children. Our daughter, Abby, is married and works with her husband in a church in western Pennsylvania. Our son, Jared, is in college, also in western Pennsylvania. We are in central Pennsylvania. Can you see my problem here?
Since I’ve retired and my kids are living over 3 hours away, I am a stay at home blogger and beagle mom.
When I’m not working for you finding awesome resources, you can usually find me cuddled on the couch working on a crochet project and watching baseball or football. (Unless the Beagle stole the yarn. Then I’m chasing a dog around the living room. I’m sure if anyone came to the door, they would find it rather hilarious. Ranger is sneaky. And fast!)
The Root of It All
My passion for both computers and education began when I was just a little girl. My amazing and funny (yet really tough) second-grade teacher inspired me to become a teacher. That was all I ever really wanted to be from that point on. My dad was a computer programmer and later worked for IBM, so technology was not something that was strange or scary. I remember visiting him at work and seeing those huge computers that took up entire rooms! He often brought home computers and let me play around with them. As a result, computers never intimidated me. I’ll try anything technological.
Tech in my career
When I graduated from college in 1991, I got a job in a small rural district which was open to using all kinds of computers. That year my class used barcodes to access information about the 50 states on a laser disk! This project was high-tech at the time.
Several years ago, I attended an educational technology conference where I sat in on a seminar on blended learning. I saw how teaching and technology could work together seamlessly to create engaging learning experiences for my kids. It was the best of both worlds, and I was hooked. When Google Classroom came out, I couldn’t wait to use it with my students. The amount and types of technology that I wanted to use in the classroom began to snowball! That addiction to Google led me to become a Google Certified Educator. Next step, Google Trainer!
I spent most of my career in the regular classroom in grades 3, 4, and 5. I also taught grades 2-6 in computer class for a few years. If anything, I loved technology a little too much! I was eager to try new things! I shared what I learned and my passion for technology with my colleagues both informally and in professional development. Now that I am no longer teaching, I can’t wait to do that for you.
Do you want to improve your technology skills? Perhaps you just cannot find the time to make cool resources or find relevant videos for your class. Or maybe you just want to keep up with the newest ideas for integrating technology into your core curriculum. Join other like-minded teachers and subscribe to my newsletter. You don’t want to miss anything.