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Mrs. Karen Grann
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James Monroe Middle School
Class Information:
Room Number: 130
Students per Class: 94
Class Description:
I teach 4 sections of Computer Applications. These classes are a mix of 9 and 10th graders. I teach one section of Web Design. This class is mostly 11th and 12th graders. I teach at an inner-city school where our biggest hurdle is getting the students to attend class daily. Most of the students who fail, do so because of poor attendance. My hope is that a more engaging and technology-enrichedenvironment will help to increase interest and class attendance. Innovative technologies will increase motivation and high level thinking skills.
Position:
Computer Applications
Needs:
I am in need of a digital camera lab. We do not have any such devices in our entire school building. These digital cameras would allow me to introduce lessons that hold personal meaning for the students. Instead of using google and flickr to search for photos to incorporate into classroom projects - they would be able to take ownership of multimedia and their personal projects from every aspect. Also, Monroe High School would like to begin a digital media club, but has no resources to do so. Digital cameras and video cameras would allow the schoool to engage those students who are interested in makin
Personal Information:
About Me:
My name is Mrs. Grann. I am a licensed K - 12 Education Technology Specialist in New York State. I have been a teacher of instructional technology for fifteen years. Currently,I teach Computer Application classes in an urban city school district.
College and Degrees:
Nazareth College 1988 - 1992 BA in Social Sciences and Elementary Education 1993 - 1996 Additional coursework from 2008-2009 Mastersof Education in Educational Technology SUNY Brockport currently enrolled EducationalAdministration Program of Study
Activities:
Active Green Schools Committee Member Cricital Friend for Rochester City District Teachers InstructionalTechnology Committee Member Teacher Recognition Committee Dial - A - Teacher Tutor Bry Mentor for urban students
Favorite Books:
Savage Inequalities by Jonathon Kozol Harry Potter Series
Favorite Quotes:
"Be the Change you want to see in the world" Gandhi "Well-behavedwomen rarely make history" Eleanor Roosevelt
Interests:
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Employment History:
Monroe High School RochesterCity School District 2005 - to present
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 88 %
Average number of students in class:: 24 students
Number of students I teach:: 94 students