Teacher in Grand Island, New York
As a sixth grade teacher at Veronica E. Connor Middle School I teach ELA and Social Studies and am an ABSOLUTE technophile! I can often be caught buried in GAFE projects, inquiry based instruction, Augmented Reality, Twitter, OpenSim Virtual Environment work, awesome apps, or simply chasing a tech rabbit down a hole in an attempt to learn some new and exciting way to integrate technology into my classroom. I have presented at many conferences and district technology development days including: NYSCATE, ISTE, Digital Wave, CIT, NETT, NYSSMA, NFRA I have also been privileged to participate in some excellent technology grants including CSLO projects and EETT through Erie 1 Boces. In 2013, my article on integrating technology with the socratic seminar was published in the In Transitions magazine. This year, I am honored to have been selected as the NYSCATE Lee M. Bryant Outstanding Technology Teacher of the year. Many of my technology musings, recommendations and experiences are illustrated in my blog: yoursmarticles.blogspot.com.