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We are doing more and more pod casting and digital story telling and have virtually gotten by using computer microphones from the dollar store. Ideally students would have head sets so that multiple groups can work in the lab with out noise interference
Quantity: 10 Price: $8.95
These lightweight stereo headphones can be personalized with a student or teacher name, classroom number or school!

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Jefferson Middle School
Hometown:
Winston-Salem, NC
Class Information:
Room Number: 013
Students per Class: 30
Class Description:
I run the technology Lab and help with technology issues throughout the school.
Position:
Technology Teacher
Needs:
For teachers who are trying to integrate technology with thier curriculum, there are more and more needs. We need things as simple as computer speakers, digital mice, and mouse pads, to Wireless Tablets, Smart Boards, and LCD TV's--all of which facilitate instruction.
My Philosophy:
We live in a digital age, and students have become accustomed to learning in digital ways. As teachers we need to have access to the latest technology in order to connect with our digital learners. The schools unfortunatley are way behind what students generally have access to at home. We need to constantly update our tools, and that takes a great deal of resources and learning.
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
Villanova University (BS in Education) West Chester University (MS in Geology) AppalachianState University (MA in Technology)
Why Do I Teach?:
I love working with students and helping them learn new things!
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 22 %
     Average: 45 %
     High-achiever: 33 %
     Special Needs: 11 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 68 %
     Hispanic: 6 %
     African American: 23 %
     Asian: 3 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 16 %
Average number of students in class:: 29 students
Number of students I teach:: 1200 students