Meet Melissa Lindinger, illuminating the past with the technology of the present
How are you involved in education?
I graduated from Duquesne University in 2004 with a B.S. in Secondary Education, Social Studies. I taught 6th-8th grade Gifted Social Studies in Quakertown Community School district for three years, and have spent the last three years teaching 10th Grade World Civilizations and 12th Grade American Studies II at Abington Senior High School. I absolutely love being in the classroom, and finding new and interesting ways to integrate technology into my instruction, and student learning.
What’s your ideal classroom or school like?
My ideal classroom is one where learning takes place in an exciting way. Instruction is both challenging and engaging, and students work together, collaboratively, to solve problems, examine primary sources, and create interesting products. I would have access to a wealth of technology including blogs, wikis, and social media sites, and would be encouraged to use these in my classroom. Every student would have a Google account, a delicious account, and actively participate in online discussions!
If you were to lead a session at EdCamp, what would it be about?
I would love to lead a session on using really any sort of technology in the classroom. In the past few years, my students have worked with animoto, blogger, wikispaces, and glogster, among other neat resources. I also maintain a teacher website (via googlesites), and would be glad to show other teachers how easy (and convenient!) it is to have their own.
Do you have a website or a blog?
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