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Flash Drive - USB xD Picture Card Reader/Writer, $299.25, 0.00% raised
Adventures in Podcasting! Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom - Book/CD Set
Single Unit Why I need this:
This will ehance my use of my podcasting in the classroom.
Quantity: 1 Price: $19.95
Get incredible podcasting lesson plans and worksheets.

Tool Factory Movie Maker
Single Unit Why I need this:
Students would use this to document the process of our business ventures as well as community based instruction trips to show others careers in our community.
Quantity: 1 Price: $69.95
Edit video, create a claymation sequence, or build a slide show with simple click-and-drag mouse movements.

Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe V3
Single Unit Why I need this:
This workshop suite is user friendly to my special education students. There are large icons and the word processing product reads letters, words, and sentences that they students type. This feature is even in the spell check. This would be great for typing anything. We would use the Tool Factory Spreadsheet to help document sales for our company. It is more user friendly for my students but have the same components of Excel which would be an easy transfer of learning as an adult. Students can add sounds as well as pictures. They can chart and graph sales to compare sales from year to year as well as product demand. Charts can be presented in 3D. Students will learn to present data from their sales. Using the data base feature, students can keep up with customers from year to year documenting their past purchases to see for future sales. The Painter program would be a wonderful tool for making posters for advertising and is much more user friendly than other programs. The features are similar to other programs that they can use as adults. I know these tools are all import for my students now, in high school, and adult hood. It could be the difference for future job opportunities.
Quantity: 3 Price: $119.95
Get 8 child-friendly programs for all your IT needs!

Simple Guide to Podcasting - Book/CD Set
Single Unit Why I need this:
This would be a great companion for teaching my kids how to podcast!
Quantity: 1 Price: $19.95
Get step-by-step instruction on how to create and publish your own podcasts.

Podcasting Mobile Lab
Educational Mobile Lab Why I need this:
I would use this for my students to create pod casts of their business that we've created for raising funds for a children's home and our field trips. We'd also use it in social studies and science for presentations on various units of study as well as our student's living pictures (tableaus). My students have learning disabilties and are sometimes reluctant readers, but they also love to perform. I think that pod casting would be a wonderful tool to get them reading. I would like for them to set up book reveiws of books in our local media center. Students can tell the highlights and exciting points of books in a way that creates interest in the books to other readers. We would display these on our web site for others to explore. This will increase reading, written, and oral expression skills in my students.
Quantity: 1 Price: $2995.00
Roll in the crate and start podcasting with video!

Flash Drive - USB xD Picture Card Reader/Writer
Single Unit Why I need this:
We would use these to store pictures, podcasts, and videos that our students have created.
Quantity: 15 Price: $19.95
Transform an xD-picture card into a portable storage device, capable of transporting not only images, but audio, video and data.

Tool Factory Podcasting with Video Kit
Educational Single License Kit Why I need this:
I will use this in social studies to do newscasts for different periods in history. Students will research the time period and create a newstory that is happening in that time. This will be especially helpful in increasing verbal skills for students with disabilities. Students will also move to a higher level of thinking when they have to imagine themselves as a person in a particular period of history. I will also use it for Language Arts when students are interviewing characters in novels that we have read so they can tell the story from their point of view. Students can also use this in science for creating pod cast for rearch on various topics that we study. This will be a great review of the year for my students before testing. Students will gain experience in writing scripts, planning, and use of voice.
Quantity: 1 Price: $269.99
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Northwest Middle School
Class Information:
Students per Class: 13
Class Description:
We have a great classroom community which consists of 7 students with mental disabilities. We learn best through use of the integration of art, drama, technology, poetry, story telling, movement, and exploration in our world. Our class created this mission statement for our year: Our mission is to be responsible by working hard so that we can graduate and get a good job. Everyone will participate and be respectful to each other and use self-control. We will have a positive attitude and have a positive influence on others. As you can tell from this statement, we have a great group of kids!
Position:
Special Educator
Needs:
We need more technology in our classroom to enhance the projects we do each week.
Personal Information:
About Me:
This is my 10th year teaching students with disabilities. I teach them that they can do anything that they dare to dream. They learn how to not let their disability "disable" them.
College and Degrees:
I earned my B.S. Special Education, Intellectual Disabilities, from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. I have addtional coursework from Furman University and Clemson University. I completed my Masters degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusets in Integrating the Arts throught the Curriculum. I have countless other hours of course work in numerous areas including integration of the arts, technology, science, and mentoring.
Activities:
I love spending time with my family. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters who will both pursue careers in education. We love hiking and camping together. I also love gardening, scrapbooking, reading, sewing, cooking, and creating art.
Favorite Books:
I love reading anything that will help me to become a better teacher. I also love historical fiction and suspense novels. One of my most recent favorite "teacher" book is: Awakening the Heart by Georgia Heard. One of the best fictional books that I've read lately is: Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Interests:
Brain Based Research. I find it amazing all the ways that we, as educators, can reach students through a variety of approaches to learning. Every child is unique and different and we must take the time to offer a variety of ways for those students to tap into their interests and learning.
Employment History:
2004- present Northwest Middle School, Greenville, SC I've been teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with learning, emotional, and mental disabilities in a self contained setting. 2000-2004North Forsyth High School I taught high school students with learning, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. I helped to created an alternative curriculum and diploma type for these students in order to decrease the drop our rate and make them successful citizens in the community through education and job training opportunities.
Why Do I Teach?:
I love helping students find their strengths and create an encouraging environment showing them that they can be successful. We just have to point them in the right direction and provide the right tools. I want to teach my students that they are life long learners and be excited about what they learn. When I can do this, I feel as though I have made a great accomplishment.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
     Special Needs: 100 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 85 %
     African American: 15 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 100 %
Average number of students in class:: 35 students
Number of students I teach:: 7 students