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Baker University
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My name is Melanie. I am a Special Education Continuous Improvement Facilitator for the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative. I work with special education teachers in the Bonner Springs and Piper School Districts. The teachers I work with utilize a wide range of technology. Many of the teachers use Power Points and Smart Boards. I am taking this class to expand my knowledge in order to coach the teachers I work with to become familiar with and use technology in the co-taught general education classroom and the special education classroom. Personally, my husband, Brian and I are shocked that our daughter, Ava, is almost five and will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.

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Classrooms for the Digital Age

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

I am definitely a digital immigrant.  Ironically, my job is to support 35 teachers who teach digital natives. While I am not afraid of technology, I do have what Marc Prensky would define as a accent.  On example of my accent would be that I send out a monthly newsletter and then print copies for each teacher to review at monthly meetings with teams of teachers.  I would classify two of the teachers I support as digital…

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