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Welcome to my wiki! It is where I store the professional development presentations I have given, as well as links to the other wikis I have been a contributor to.


ABOUT ME:

I am currently a Computer Applications teacher at a Junior High School in Illinois. Prior to this, I was a Technology Teacher at a Junior High School. I developed standards based curriculum and assessment tools and provided classroom instruction for grades 6, 7, and 8 in Keyboarding Techniques, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Internet Safety, Beginning Programming, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, and Macromedia Flash. I also collaborated with Language Arts Department to implement the use of Web 2.0 technologies (wikis and nings) on two major student projects. Revisions resulted in more engaged students and higher quality projects than in previous years. I am conversant in both Mac and Windows platforms.
Read more on my website.

WIKIS I CONTRIBUTE TO:

Scratch Programming Resources

WJHS Decades Project 2008

WJHS Decades Project 2007

PRESENTATIONS I HAVE GIVEN:

Google Earth 1/2 Day Workshop

Programming with Scratch

Google Applications for Teachers

Web 2.0 in the Middle School Classroom

Reflections on a Junior High School Wiki Project

iMovie '08 for Beginners

iMovie '09 for Beginners

Switching from Windows to Mac

Edmodo (Social Networking) in Your Classroom

Using Student Created Video Content - A Case Study

SCHOOL PROJECTS:

8th Grade Africa Public Service Announcements

Invention Commercials using Windows Movie Maker

Video Game Programming Projects using Scratch