My educational philosophy is, and always will be, to find a way. Find a way to reach students and teachers, every last one of them. Find a way to make my content, which is sometimes difficult, make sense to each and every person that I am instructing. I find ways to help make using our gradebook a little easier, and a little less stressful. I find new technology and web sites for teachers to get their students excited about learning!
How do I find a way? I put technology to work to make my life, my students' lives, and the teachers' lives easier! Students who find the material easy to understand are more willing to work and put forth real effort. My classroom is an open and inviting environment for students to find success. If I were to find myself in an office, the environment would carry over. I pride myself in creating a work area where students can take a deep breath, relax and create impressive projects. We work together and push each other to think outside the box when it comes to graphic design and animation. Not only does my classroom have an open door for students, many administration and staff members find it open when they need assistance with technology.
I would love the chance to show you my Google Classrooms, Hovercam tutorials, our Quizizz games that I use for assessment, and many more techniques that I have found to reach my students and teachers. The videos below are just a sample of the tutorials that I provide for my students' and teachers. They can access these videos in my classroom, at home, or on their phones...whenever they wish!
What's My Why?
In my 14 years of being in the classroom, I have become very passionate about the need for technology across all content areas. While I may be bias to technology, I have found that when my students are presented with fun, innovative ways to learn that they 'buy-in' to what we are learning. I have found that teachers are the same way! When I find a cool, new site or app to use...I have to find a way to use it immediately. I want all teachers to experience that desire! My why, for what I do, is simply technology. Technology for students, to make learning more accessible and enjoyable. Technology for teachers, to make their jobs easier and to reach more of their students. I can't wait to put my WHY on display for Cy-Fair and to become an asset to your amazing team of Bobcats!