I have been teaching 5th grade for 9 years and have always had a passion for bringing ICT learning into my classroom! I most recently changed schools and am exploring the experiences of teaching 4th grade for the first time, as well as going back to the University of South Florida to obtain my Master of Education in Instructional Technology to pursue a career in Instructional Design. I live and work in New Tampa.
Through out the course of obtaining my degree, I have become more familiar with programs and design processes which are not typically integrated into classroom instruction. My ID production skills currently include (but are not limited to);
- Web design with use of HTML/CSS through software such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.
- Video and audio editing with software such as iMovie, Powtoon, Screencast-o-matic, and Audacity.
- Presentation tools such as PowerPoint/Mix, Google Slides, Prezi, Piktochart, Buncee, Canva, Thinglink, and Adobe Spark
- Graphic Design and editing with Adobe Photoshop, Comic Strip Creation, and Microsoft Surface digital inking.
I am a Florida native and have lived here majority of my life, except when my father was in the U.S. Airforce and we lived in Missouri where I had my first and only experiences with snow. Despite living in the hot, humid sunshine state, I do enjoy cool weather, which probably explains why I love hockey. (Yes I went all the way with it… the love of my life is a Canadian, and of course plays hockey!) I love going on adventures to explore diverse cultures and beautiful scenery. I am a believer in collecting memories, not things.
Passion drives all that I do, both personally and professionally. I love teaching and impacting learners of all ages in order for them to explore the endless potentials through educational technology. However, I am anxious to see what lies in store as I seek further opportunities outside of the classroom in which I can powerfully impact education in the wonderful world of Edtech and Instructional Design.