How are you involved in education?
I am a teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School currently teaching computer science and technology courses. In the past, I have taught physics, chemistry, math and Integrating the Sciences, a course that I helped create. I have also been a Curriculum Writer, Network Administrator and Technology Coordinator.
Have you ever attended an edcamp or unconference before?
Yes, I have attended a few edcamps in the past.
What do you hope to get out of edcamp MetroDC?
I am looking for new ideas and inspirations as well as to share what I have learned
If you led a session at edcamp MetroDC, what would you present?
I would be willing to lead any of the sessions below:
– best teacher apps (Explain Everything, PDF Splicer, Grade It, QuickKey, …) that I use almost every day. What are yours?
– teaching with an iPad anywhere in the room using a projector wirelessly (using Airplay and AirServer). It is fun to teach on the screen while circulating around the room, mingling with the students and even showing their work on the screen as they do it.
– teaching with an Android the same way (using Google ChromeCast and Aircast).
– teaching game/app programming to young students. Girls as well as boys get excited to create their own games and apps.
– teaching programming in your school with no experience. Newer languages use English-like statements and are easy to teach. Students learn to think and analyze, logic, problem solving, creativity and other 21st century skills.
– discussing “minimally invasive education” (Sugata Mitra winner of TED Talk 2013)
…if there is an interest.
Register for edcamp MetroDC on April 5, 2014: