Meet Amanda Kenuam, Community Manager
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Name: Amanda Kenuam
How are you involved in education?
I am a 2007 Teach for America Alumn with a M.A. in Elementary Education. I taught the last three years in the Glendale Elementary School District at Don Mensendick school in Arizona teaching fourth and fifth grade with gifted inclusion. Currently, I am a community manager for Learning Today, an innovative educational software company in south Florida. I blog regularly at www.blog.learningtoday.com, weekly at afterschool.smarttutor.com and mangomon.com/blog. I also co-host an edtech news video podcast eLearningToday.TV.
What’s your ideal classroom or school like?
I imagine a classroom and school 2.0 similar to Chris Lehmann‘s vision in the #140conf – Authentic, inquiry driven, student-centered, technology isn’t just integrated it is ubiquitous, lots of interaction with the community and real world experiences for kids. I also love the methods used in John Spencer‘s IMPACT program – enhancing learning through community service. Shelly Blake-Plock‘s paperless and social media methods are also a must.
Have you ever attended an unconference before?
This is my first unconference! I am so excited to attend and would love to help organize one in South Florida.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
I am still trying to figure out what to present. I am into web 2.0 tools and social media, incorporating art, social justice, and technology into curricular units, and more. You will have to come to see what I decide 😀
Do you have a website or blog?
Are you on Twitter?