A Flyer About Me for EDIM 503 (u01a1)
My Teaching Background
I am a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator. I am a SMART Certified trainer in most of their products, a SMART Exemplary Educator, and Google Qualified-that means I didn't make the videos, but I passed the tests. I take every opportunity to learn new skills that I can and look forward to continuing that learning here!
I am a wife and mother of 2 very active and involved children! In my free time I coach recreational cheerleading, no I have never been a cheerleader! I live in Northern Illinois and cheer for the Cubs, Bears and the Hawks! Let's bring that cup home, boys!!
A Successful Use of Tech for Differentiating Instruction
One example of that is our third graders create their own presentation for the student led conferences in February. There are requirements of what they need to share and the teachers like it all on a certain order. The differentiation comes in how they share that. Students create animations, movies, voice overs, drawings, text, etc. Whatever they want to do to share. They are always proud of the finished product and, even though all classes create presentations, no two presentations are the same. They reflect the personality and skills of the individual student.