Hello and welcome to my Tech Showcase! I’m happy you are here and hoping you will leave my site a little bit nerdier 🙂 Here you can find my experiences with technology as an educator and learner. This website houses the projects I’ve completed through my Masters Coursework as well as tools you can integrate into your own classroom–no matter what you teach! If you are looking for a tool for a specific purpose (i.e. collaboration tool or presentation tool), please check out my Tech Toolbox. Additionally, you can check out my classroom blog, here! That is where I post the fun we are having in my first grade classroom that week.
I just recently finished another amazing school year at Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center in Grand Rapids, MI. I was lucky enough to complete my undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and earn a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics. This past summer, I received my Masters Degree in Educational Technology through Michigan State University (I am truly a Spartan for Life!).
On the left, you will find my Passion Quotient/Curiosity Quotient (PQ/CQ) reflection upon completing the first summer of my Masters in Educational Technology course. I incorporated my beliefs for inside and outside of the classroom, as learning takes place everywhere!
Want to get to know me a little better? Keep reading!
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York with my wonderful family and golden doodle. I moved to Michigan in 2009 when I was accepted to Michigan State University and became a Spartan for life. For the next four years I would be asked this question on a daily basis, “Why Michigan State?!” To me, the answer seemed obvious. I knew right away that MSU was perfect for me. The people, the campus, the atmosphere…everything fell into place. What officially sealed the deal was when my mom and I entered the College of Education. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember, and when my mom and I saw that the Michigan State College of Education was ranked #1 for it’s 15th year in a row, we knew where I would be going.
Four years later I had an undergraduate degree under my belt and I began my student teaching internship year. This year of teaching assured me that teaching is what I love to do and what I am meant to do. It also exposed me to change (something I am still learning to accept on a regular basis 🙂 ) and technology in the classroom. I truly became a “tech-nerd” as I progressed through my internship, and it is what led me to the Masters in Educational Technology program this summer.
I am constantly looking for ways to improve my teaching practice, and there is no better way to do so than to learn about and study all of the wonderful resources technology has to offer!