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 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $28.85 to Sharon Hayes Nov 20, 2012
 Sharon Hayes has bought Heavy Duty Headphones Oct 03, 2011
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $10.00 to Sharon Hayes Jun 29, 2011
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $193.14 to Sharon Hayes Jun 02, 2011
 Sharon Hayes is friends with Diane Lemieux Sep 27, 2010
 Sharon Hayes is friends with T. Bashaw Sep 27, 2010
 Sharon Hayes has added the lesson plan Digital Citizenship unit Aug 17, 2010
 Sharon Hayes is friends with Teresa Robinson Jul 16, 2010

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AA Flip Brand Battery Pack (8)
Flip UltraHD™ 1 Hour Video Camera 2-for-1, Flip UltraHD™ 1 hr Video Camera - 2 for $150
Flip UltraHD™ 1 Hour Video Camera 2-for-1, Flip UltraHD™ 1 hr Video Camera - 2 for $150
Ms. Sharon Hayes
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Folsom Educational & Cmty Ctr
Essex, Vermont
Class Information:
Room Number: Library
Students per Class: 120
Class Description:
I teach students in Kindergarten through grade 8 to love literature and learning. I love technology -- creating Glogsters, Prezis, webpages and wikis -- and sharing this learning with my students.
Library Media
Our K-8 school needs one to one Netbooks to provide a true 21st century learning environment in which students are empowered to be all they can be!
My Philosophy:
21st century learners need tools so they can direct their own learning. We teachers need to model how to learn so we can create a community of problem-solvers, innovators and creators.
Personal Information:
About Me:
A former journalist, I've been a library media specialist for 10 years. I'm Educational Technology Specialist -- and finishing my master's in IT in December.
College and Degrees:
* Bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State * School Library Media certification from UVM * Educational Technology endorsement from St. Michael's College * Will complete my Masters in Information Technology at St. Michael's College in fall 2011.
* Computer Club (Scratch junkie, Prezi and Glogster lover, blogger and wiki and web designer). * Reader * Tennis, (Basketball, Football, Baseball -- whatever my 24-year-old and 21-year-old boys want me to play!), walking, playing with my Airedale. * Mediative Walking
Favorite Books:
* Olive Kitteridge * Owl Moon * Harriet the Spy * The Hunchback Assignments * Pop * The True Education of Little Tree * To Kill a Mockingbird * Anything -- and everything -- by Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters
* I love technology because it turns kids onto learning! I work hard to keep up with new innovations -- it's a full-time job plus! * I love reading. Last year we copied the spines of the books that we read and created book stacks. My goal was to reach the ceiling -- and I did! Now, I need more time in the day to read more!
Employment History:
* Centre Daily Times, 1985-1988: copy editor, Assistant News Editor. * Burlington Free Press, 1988-1998: Assistant Metro Editor. * Burnham Memorial Library, 1998-2001: aide, Assistant Children's Librarian. * Folsom Educational and Community Center, 2001-present: School Library Media Specialist.
Why Do I Teach?:
I love kids, technology and books! This past year my 7th graders created comics with ToonDoo and movies with XtraNormal to show what they learned about various facets of Digital Citizenship. (I'll have this unit, which is a wiki, up on the Digital Wish site soon!) This year my K-8 students will learn Research, another National Educational Technology Standard from the International Society for Technology in Education, by using a Google site I developed for them that takes them through the stages of research from finding their purpose (Essential Question) to creating their report (a Prezi, Glogster, website, blog or more!). Last year's Computer Club animated with Scratch and created games using Scratch, too. Our DCF club "booked and cooked" -- reading and discussing literature and creating culinary masterpieces that related to the literature. Lastyear I asked "Santa" for Netbooks for each of my middle schoolers. Please help my wish come true.
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 98 %
     African American: 1 %
     Asian: 1 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 22 %
Average number of students in class:: 15 students
Number of students I teach:: 120 students