Honorary Tech Ninja
Name: Sherry Gick
District: Rossville Consolidated Schools
School: Rossville Middle/High School
Job Title: Teacher-Librarian
Years in Education: 18
Why do you make an excellent "Tech Ninja"?
I would make an excellent Tech Ninja because I eat, sleep, and breathe technology. I love the wide variety of tools available to us as educators and enjoy sharing them with staff and students alike. Teaching others how to utilize technology to help in their daily lives is a personal love of mine. I'm passionate about teaching students and teachers how to integrate technology into lessons and projects
What are some of your favorite Web 2.0 tools or apps, and why?
Some of my most favorite Web 2.0 tools are:Twitter - daily professional development with amazing educators around the worldAnimoto - quick and easy videosPrezi - no more boring power pointsGoodReads - connects readers in a social way, giving them ways to discover, find, & track booksGoogle Hangouts - love being able to connect with other classrooms, libraries, and experts so my library no longer has "walls"Smore - for library flyers, student projects, staff pd...and so many others!
Why is technology important in education?
Technology is important in education because it is the here and now as well as the future. Too many times our teaching styles and methods are unfortunately the same as they were 30 or more years ago and yet our students are hungering to use what they know. Technology not only enhances education, but when used properly engages and motivates students as well.
I blog at http://thelibraryfanatic.com
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