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ITD TALKS: Lisa Nielsen Posted on 3/11/2014
Lisa Nielsen, The Innovative Educator Teaching Generation Text: Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Learning March 12, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30 In this fast-paced and interactive presentation, Lisa Nielsen will share real-life anecdotes of her efforts to work with others to stop fighting ... More
Jennifer Kirchoff
English Language Arts Teacher
East Syracuse Minoa High School
East Syracuse Minoa Central School District

Jenn Kirchoff has enjoyed a 25-year career in education. She started her career as the Head Teacher for the Montessori Day Car/Pre-School and Curriculum Library Supervisor at the College of St. Rose. She then moved on to Manlius Pebble Hill School where she was an English teacher for ten years. She currently works at East Syracuse Minoa High School, where she as taught English Language Arts 11 and Young Adult Literature for the past 14 years.

Follow Jenn on Twitter:  @JKlovesELA

What are some of the innovative ways you are integrating technology into your curriculum?

Jenn is just a natural when it comes to integrating technology in her curriculum to engage her students and increase learning. She does multiple projects each year in which she does not limit her students into using only one tool, but rather offers them multiple options and lets them decide which technology tools they would like to use to present their ideas. One of the more interesting concepts behind her approach includes introducing students to the Petcha Kucha technique for "Rapid Fire" presentations. She encourages students to explore a variety of Web 2.0 tools which will allow students to present materials visually:  Glogster, PowToon, Many Eyes from IBM, Weebly, Wix, and Webs, and the Making Teachers Nerdy blog, which has AMAZING websites where students can create different types of art to enhance any presentation!


Is This You?
Are you the type of teacher who thinks about technology integration and new ways to enhance instruction, engage students, and make learning fun?  Know someone who fits the profile?  Recommend a "Featured Teacher" so we can recognize and celebrate great work in the area of instructional technology!

  Past Featured Teachers:
Heather Turner (March 2014)
Michael Flood (February 2014)
Lindsay Cesari (January 2014)
Kevin Misiano (December 2013)
Chris DiFulvio (November 2013)
Christina Luce (October 2013)
Amy Furletti (September 2013)
Caitlin Mack  (June 2013)
Keith Newvine (May 2013)
Katie Regan (April 2013)
Mary Ward (March 2013)
Tracy Brady (February 2013)
Erica Martin (January 2013)
Lisa Sammon (December 2012)
Nancy Dalley (November 2012)
Sue Kowalski (October 2012)
Audrey Misiano (September 2012)



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