Meet Debra Finger, Computer Technology teacher

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Name: Debra Finger

How are you involved in education?
I am the computer technology teacher for children in kindergarten through fifth grade in a K-12 private school in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Additionally, I teach fourth graders in an after-school synagogue religious school. During the summer I run a health center at an overnight camp. To put it mildly, I am with kids 24/7 365 and I love it.

What’s your ideal classroom or school like?
My ideal classroom is one that fully integrates technology in a purposeful and meaningful way; one where technology is embedded in the curriculu, not an add on. Kids would create work that is valuable to others outside their classroom. Like Alan November says, what kids do should live on.

Have you ever attended an unconference before?
No, this is my first and fortunately for me, is fairly close to home.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
Maybe something that involves using Flip cameras and digital storytelling in the elementary grades but as this is my first, I need to test the water and see what else is out there.

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Author: Kevin Jarrett

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