Degrees and Certifications:
Rowan University (undergraduate) Rutgers University (graduate) New Jersey City University (graduate)
My Philosophy: "When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind." ~ R.J. Palacio
About Me 2017-18
~ Fun fact you do not know about me: I once went surfing in Hawaii.
~ In my free time, I enjoy being with my husband, two sons, one daughter and our mutt Axel. We love watching and playing basketball and volleyball.
~ I teach Digital Media Literacy which means that my students will study the relationships between traditional literacy, research skills, technological skills, and critical thinking skills. We use Chromebooks, iPads, games, skits, and writing to explore these topics.
~ Students will achieve learning goals in this class through assigned online and hands-on projects. All students are given a unique username and password. I utilizle Google Classroom for my learning management system. My plan is to do projects and evaluate the students on the knowledge gained.
Homework Policy: I do not assign regular homework, but I encourage students to revise or complete any classwork at home. I am available by email for any questions after school.
Rationale: Computers are being used as tools to enhance the learning process. Computer use is being integrated into all areas of the curriculum and classroom. Students need to develop basic competencies with computers to be successful in the regular classroom.
COURSE GOALS: Students will become…
~ Capable information technology users
~ Problem solvers and decision makers
~ Creative and effective users of productivity tools
~ Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers
~ Informed, responsible and contributing citizens