Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, Trainer, k-5. My area of focus for the last 27 years has been in Instructional Technology. I am now retired so I am now sharing all of my lessons in the area of technology and the Inquiry Process. So many teachers do not use technology in the classroom because of time restraints and limited resources. I've provided lessons that are time-saving, easy to use and can be adapted for your curriculum needs. Visit my store weekly and follow me as I upload units and lessons which are aligned with essential 21st Century Skills. I would love to have feedback on my products, too.
As an instructional technology specialist, I encourage the integration of technology in teaching at any level. I believe in "anywhere, anytime learning". I also encourage cooperative learning in the classroom. This gives students an opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others. I love project based learning because it focuses on real-world problems and challenges. Students are able to connect with experts and come up with their own creative ideas as they conduct their research. I'm now diving into creating digital escape rooms. These activities also focus on cooperative learning and technology.
- Texas Computer Education Conference Computer Teacher of the Year - Technology and Learning Magazine's National Teacher of the Year - Awards for technology projects - Presenter at ISTE and TCEA conferences
I have my masters in elementary education and have had extensive training and experience in instructional technology.
- I have two adult daughters and a beautiful granddaughter who live here in Austin. - My husband and I love to try new restaurants and explore Austin. - I have a passion for HS and college sports. - Although I love retirement, I continue to improve my skills and stay updated on the latest and best ways to implement technology into the curriculum.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community, Hispanic Heritage Month