Monday, March 21, 2016

NewConQuest Post #1

My name is Cindy Geddes. I am currently serving as Newton-Conover City Schools' Director of Accountability and Technology. Prior to this role, I was the Instructional Technology Facilitator for two years and a kindergarten and first grade teacher for thirteen years. My husband, Leonard, and I have two children. I completed my undergrad degree in Deaf Ed and Elementary Ed at Lenoir-Rhyne University. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I completed my Masters in Executive Leadership at Gardner-Webb University.

I loved the Cooking with Tpack Lesson. I learned that task at hand does not change but sometimes we have to use the tools we are given to complete the task. We have to re-image how to complete the task. This applies to Digital Learning in that the technology tools should not drive the task but we should creatively use the tools at hand to reinvent how we would teach the content and engage students.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why I Love Glogster EDU...

Glogster EDU is a great way for both teachers and students to create digital posters.  I use glogs for staff development to introduce a new tech tool.  I made this one to feature Class Dojo, a realtime, behavior management system.  I am able to combine text, pictures, audio and video in an interesting and fun way.  Currently, I am working on projects for first graders to make an "All About Me" glog to show their parents at Student Led Conferences.  Fifth graders are making glogs to show off what they have learned in Science about land formations and biomes.
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