2014 has arrived! As we near the halfway point for the school year, now's the time to transform your practice by incorporating powerful ed tech tools and revolutionizing your classroom instruction. Need some help getting started? That's why we're here!
For our January meetup, we're bringing together a group of NOLA teachers to demonstrate how they use edtech in the classroom every day. We're showcasing a few free and easy-to-use tools that you can use with your students the next day. Come chat with other teachers who can share their lessons learned and answer your questions!
Join us at 6:30pm at 4.0 Schools for some free pizza and beer, as well as the chance to connect with other tech-savvy teachers and see how they do what they do. Teachers, school leaders and edtech'ers are all welcome to participate. We'd love to help you explore the power of education technology and get the ball rolling!
This meetup will feature the following fantastic educators!
Nicki Anselmo is a third year science teacher at ReNew SciTech Academy. She is new to implementing blended learning in her 6th grade classroom but has started exploring Schoology as a Learning Management System. She has used eduCannon to embed questions into a Screen-O-Matic screencast for INM and GP and usingGoogleForms with conditional text for accountable Independent Practice.
Nicole Kusmirek teaches 6th grade Math at Success Preparatory Academy. In addition to teaching, Nicole serves as the Middle Academy Math Instructional Coach. She began her teaching career with Teach For America in New Orleans and is currently in her 7th year of instruction. Ms. Kusmirek uses GradeCam to grade student assessments quickly and efficiently. This tool allows her to spend less time grading and more time analyzing results!
Maria Morrisson is a 6th grade math teacher at KIPP Central City Academy. In her classroom, her students use Chromebooks to practice math skills on Khan Academy and ST Math. They often take quizzes using the Socrative software and practice math skills by playing online games. Lately, Maria has been experimenting with the “flipped classroom” model of instruction in which students watch a pre-recorded video and take notes to prepare for the next day’s lesson.
Paula Naugle teaches fourth grade and has 38 years of classroom experience. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a moderator of #4thchat on Twitter, an organizer for #edcampNOLA, a DEN STAR, and a technology integration specialist. Ms. Naugle uses Google Hangouts (GHO) to video conference with other classrooms. One of her students' favorite ways to use GHO is to participate in Mystery Location Calls.
Kelly Ripoll teaches 6th grade ELA at KIPP Central City Academy. She has taught for four years in New Orleans schools. She uses Quill and No Red Ink to create personalized, interactive grammar lessons for her students.