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Here is the technology that Dona Helmer has acquired through Digital Wish:
Matific - K-6 Math Apps Portfolio - Home Service for up to 30 Students
Retractable Power Adapter For Dell Venue Pro Smartphone
USB Data Cable For Dell Venue Pro Smartphone
FREE Dell Venue Pro Smartphone - 8GB ($34 administrative fee applies) (3)
FREE Flip Video Camcorder (With processing fee)!
Here is the grant that I have won through Digital Wish: DW Friends - Runner-Up Prize - 01/2009
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College Gate Elementary School
Anchorage, Alaska
Class Information:
Room Number: 61
Students per Class: 407
Class Description:
I work with over 400 children who represent the very best that America has to offer. Our school is not a Title I school but the majority of my students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. We have all the needs but none of the resources.
My Philosophy:
As educators we must learn to spend our precious time wisely. We need to make the school fit the child and not waste time trying to make the child fit the school.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I have lived all over the United States and have traveled to China, Japan and Korea to study their educational systems.
College and Degrees:
Doctoral Studies, Educational Administration, University of Southern Mississippi. Specialist Degree, Educational Media and Technology, University of Southern Mississippi. Master of Arts Degree, Library Science, Northern Illinois University. Master of Arts Degree, History, Northern Illinois University. B. A.. Degree, English/History, University of Wisconsin Whitewater.
I travel. I design and make quilts using my computer. I read everything.
Favorite Books:
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White and Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Reading, Visual Literacy, Technology
Employment History:
I have worked at College Gate for ten years and have seen many changes in the library during that time.
Why Do I Teach?:
I love it and I can not image anything more intersting, challenging and rewarding.