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 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $45.75 to Tamara Letter Jul 09, 2015
 Tamara Letter has bought Computer Microphone Nov 05, 2014
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $224.25 to Tamara Letter Aug 04, 2014
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $344.50 to Tamara Letter Jul 16, 2013
 Alicia Todd has donated $248.88 to Tamara Letter May 16, 2013
 Digital Wish has awarded the Fun with Phonics Grant - 03/2012 grant to Tamara Letter Jun 15, 2012
 Alicia Todd has donated $83.35 to Tamara Letter Jun 06, 2011

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Here is the technology that Tamara Letter has acquired through Digital Wish:
Computer Microphone (2)
WebCam with Night Vision LEDs (2)
Here is the grant that I have won through Digital Wish: Fun with Phonics Grant - 03/2012
Lights, Camera, Slide Show Bundle - 43% Off!
FREE Flip MinoHD! (processesing fee and restrictions apply)
Flip Ultra™ 120-minute Camcorder 2-for-1!, Flip Ultra™ 120-minute - 2 for $150
Flip Ultra™ 120-minute Camcorder 2-for-1!
Mrs. Tamara Letter
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Mechanicsville Elem School
Class Information:
Students per Class: Over 600 in all!
Class Description:
I work with all students at my school in grades K-5. I help teachers integrate technology into their lessons for the four core content areas (Math, LA, Science, and Social Studies). I also work with all specialists (P.E., Music, Library, and Art) to integrate technology with their specific content areas.
Engaging students in their learning is a priority in our school. We would love to add more SMARTBoards to our classrooms so that all students have access to this interactive tool at all times! Currently, we have one SMARTBoard in the Lab that is shared by all 600+ students in our school. At times it is difficult for classes to reserve time to use the SMARTBoard because the Lab is being used by another teacher. By adding more SMARTBoards to our classrooms, teachers can prepare more interactive lessons and provide additional opportunities for students to retain concepts learned in class.
My Philosophy:
I believe every child can learn if they are engaged in the learning that surrounds them. Our students are being raised in a digital age and it is our responsibility to equip them with the resources they need to be successful in future endeavors. By engaging students with technology, my role is to be the coach, assisting them on their educational journey while incorporating the use of technological tools to create responsible, confident, and productive citizens for our community.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I began teaching in 1997 in a low-income school hidden by the casinos of Las Vegas, Nevada. From my very first teaching experience, I came to appreciate the generosity of others in helping my students become the best they could be. Since that time, I've taught in Memphis, TN, Staunton, VA and now Mechanicsville, VA. I am also a mom, so I see the value of education through both lenses: as an educator and as a parent.
College and Degrees:
I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Radford University in 1994 and I received my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from James Madison University in 2006.
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach now for the same reasons I taught more than ten years ago. I teach to make a difference. I teach to empower children. I teach because the joy I receive from watching a child finally "get it" is worth more than any payroll check can provide. I teach because, for me, there is no greater calling than to play an instrumental part in the life of a child.
Average number of students in class:: 23 students
Number of students I teach:: 600 students