I am an Educational Technology Specialist, teaching Grades 5-12. I teach Computer Programming, Cloud Computing, Web Design, Movie Making and many other topics to a lot of eager pre-teens and teens.
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
All students have some sort of 1:1 device, either an iPad or a Chromebook. All teachers are similarly equipped to match the grades they teach. Class size is no more than 18 in any discipline - in any class - in any subject. No computer or other technology is more than 5 years old. There is complete wireless coverage throughout. There is no teaching to the test. Creative testing, portfolio evaluation, and projects are used instead of standardized tests. There is more music, art and electives for all students.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOED, what would it be about?
Technology Integration and the Common Core... using cool tools to make learning less of a chore for you and less or a bore for them!
Have you ever attended an Edcamp?