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WHAT DO WE DO IN THE TECH LAB?
I am a resource to classroom teachers of all grade levels on how to incorporate technology in their classrooms.
2nd grade through 5th grade students use Chromebooks in the Tech Lab as a 9 week class during PD rotations.
Computer Basics K-1st grades
Computer Coding All grade levels through code.org
Internal & External Mouse Skills K-1st grades
Internet Safety Curriculum All grade levels using district approved internet Safety curriculum from Netsmartz & Common Sense Media (Direct instruction through the Library)
Keyboarding K-1st grades use ABCya Keyboarding & Dance Mat Typing, while 2nd-5th use district log in credentials on typing.com
Logging Into Locked Computer K-1st grades practice logging in
Google Slides 2nd-5th grades
Tech Club 4th & 5th graders (team of 16) where students create iT TV broadcasts using flip cams, iMovie & a green screen in a broadcast room
Web 2.0 Tools All grade levels
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education MA Instructional Design MA Educational Technology- Library
After earning my degree at WSU, I taught 5th grade at Mueller for 6 years. I was the librarian at Isely until the Spring of 2014. Fall 2014 is when I became an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Tech Lab. My masters are from Emporia State University in Instructional Design and Technology and Pittsburg State University in Educational Technology with a Library emphasis. Can you tell I enjoy using technology? Especially with my students! I am a life-long learner and want to grow that desire in my students!
Now for the scoop about me! My husband and I have been married since 2002. Our daughter was born in 2006 and our son was born in 2009. Having our family has made our lives so much more full and enjoyable! I enjoy partaking in kid-friendly activities around Wichita, learning about other cultures, traveling, cooking, being environmentally aware, being active (especially biking), and reading!