Andrea Keller

Use Tech Challenges to Motivate Teachers with Andrea Keller [ECM #45]

Andrea Keller @akbusybee is a former special ed teacher turned IT integrator who is using a gamified system of tech challenges to motivate faculty and staff to try new tools and has some great ways she connected her special ed class to the world. Her weekly math and writing challenges are a great way to connect a school into a real learning community.

Who will want to listen to this show?

For IT Integrators this is a must listen but special ed teachers, math teachers and writing teachers will find ideas.

My favorite part: Special Ed Skype Parties

I loved it when she shared about how her special ed class had a “birthday party” with a class from another state via Skype and the fact that although she is IT integrator, she pays special attention to her special ed students and teachers. Quieter students deserve intentional focus and great educators always remember to include them in technology plans.

Listen to Every Classroom Matters Episode 44: Andrea Keller

Add Andrea Keller to your PLN

Twitter: @akbusybee

Last Wednesday's post on how her Tech challenges have grown and changed since Andrea created them is one you'll want to read.

Every Classroom Matters is a bi-weekly podcast by Vicki Davis on BAM Radio network dedicated to excellent education. Listening will help you teach with better results, lead with a positive impact, and live with a greater purpose. Subscribe.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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