Maria Knee is for Me: Wins Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK–2 Education.

I really love it when someone I know wins awards. It means so much to put names and faces with the awards that mean so much and restores hope in the whole system of actually picking out one person out of so many amazing, under appreciated teachers.

Maria Knee from New Hampshire has won the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK–2 Education. (She's shown in this picture with my friend Bob Sprankle)

I met Maria Knee in Maine this year and she changed me! We implemented a Digital Citizenship program in our elementary school using Webkinz after she taught me how she was using it in her classroom.

Maria loves her classroom and that is where she wants to be. She is well spoken enough to travel the speakers circuit with the best of them but wants to teach. If you get caught in the same room with Maria, count yourself lucky and take some time to listen… I promise that you'll learn something.

As humble as they come but as good as they get… Maria Knee you are a teacher for me! Keep at it!
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5 thoughts on “Maria Knee is for Me: Wins Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK–2 Education.

  1. Vicki,
    I agree with you and your congratulations to Maria Knee! We love to see her honored for this International Award, and just last fall she was recognized by the NH ISTE group with NHSTE Pat Keys Technology Using Educator. We are all proud of Maria!

  2. Congratulations to Maria Knee! I don’t know her personally, but seeing a fellow lower el teacher using technology effectively makes my heart sing! And now I have a legitimate excuse to get a super-cute Webkinz!

    (P.S. Vicki, I never got a chance to thank you for linking me about the Android post! That absolutely made my day! Thanks for reading my lil’ blog…)

  3. Do you have any links or information on the use of Webkinz for digital citizenship? I could see that used in many grade schools around the country!

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