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January 2019 - Stephanie Stover


Name
Stephanie Stover
What Do You Teach?
3rd Grade GT Self-Contained
Where Do you Teach?
Harlem Elementary School
How Long Have You Been Teaching?
13 years

Student using technologyHow Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?
We use educational technology daily in our classroom. We use it reinforce the skills taught, to explain our learning, and to present information learned in new ways.

How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful?

I find technology useful because it helps me to differentiate. The students can show their thinking in many different ways. They can create timelines and graphic organizers with Popplet, biographies with Chatterpix, create visual representations with PicCollage and use math learning center apps to explain their understanding of math skills. All of our learning is documented in Seesaw where parents can see their progress and keep up with what we are doing in class.
What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
My favorite piece of technology is the app Seesaw! We do all kinds of activities on Seesaw. Most of them involve App Smashing. We use Chatterpix, Popplet, and interactive manipulatives and use Seesaw to explain our thinking and show parents the things we have learned. We set goals, practice fluency and post class photos. Seesaw is AMAZING!

What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?
iPads!! In order to get iPads for each student, I have to borrow from other teachers. There are times when I have 7 and there are times I have 18. If I had a class set, I could plan easier knowing what technology I will have everyday and I could be more intentional with my lesson planning.

What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
The thing I love most about teaching is seeing the kids faces when they learn something new. Nothing is better than a child being excited about learning. They get excited to know things, make connections and share their learning with others. I love making learning fun and engaging. The use of technology has definitely increased the amount of time engaged.

Students using technologyNominated by:
Aleasha Shipley, Librarian - Harlem Elementary "Mrs. Stover uses technology to teach and learn in her classroom. She is always having the students think more critically and on a higher level in order for them to excel in their learning."

Lisa Gauthreaux, Elementary Technology Integration Specialist
"Mrs. Stover goes above and beyond to integrate technology into her curriculum to keep her students engaged and excited about learning. She uses Seesaw and Google Drive along with all the apps that are on the student iPads for student to create and share their work. She has invited families to share in the experience of digital portfolios and has even offered AM learning sessions for the teachers to find out more about Seesaw! She is purposeful in making sure that there are always iPads or laptops in her classroom for her students to use independently or in groups."


Previous Ed Tech Stars of the Month
2018-2019
December 2018 - Leslie Cogdell, Horace Mann Junior
November 2018 - Shelia Circello, Clark Elementary
October 2018 - Kourtney Squires, Lee High
September 2018 - Karen Trujillo, Austin Elementary




2017-2018
May 2018 - Grita Cherry, San Jacinto Elementary
April 2018 - Elizabeth Thomas, Baytown Junior
March 2018 - Ciara Marks, Bowie Elementary
February 2018 - Andrea Bechtel, Lee High
January 2018 - Melissa Madden-Truncale, Clark Elementary
December 2017 - Jonathan Richards, Lee High

November 2017 - Charlise Cunningham, Austin Elementary
October 2017 - Jackie Scales, Goose Creek Memorial High
September 2017 - Michelle Stangle, Highlands Elementary

  2016-2017
May 2017 - Kristen Davenport, Cedar Bayou Junior
April 2017 - Kim Hillis, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2017 - Brian Walenta, Lee High School
February 2017 - Lacey Choate, Highlands Elementary
January 2017 - Mallory Lindon, Baytown Junior
December 2016 - Sarah Albright, Travis Elementary
November 2016 - Emily Patrick, Impact Early College High
October 2016 - Kristine Rebstock, Victoria Walker Elementary

September 2016 - Alyssa Hamaker, Horace Mann Junior

2015-2016

May 2016 - Allison Higdon, Lee High
April 2016 - Licette Garcia-Alvarez, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2016 - Austin Lindsey, Highlands Junior
February 2016 - Amanda Rayburn, Lamar Elementary
January 2016 - Jody Roberts, Gentry Junior
December 2015 - Laraina Hunt, Baytown Junior
November 2015 - KaLeah Hicks, Sterling High
October 2015 - Darlene Malco, Goose Creek Memorial High
September 2015 - Luke Goodin, Gentry Junior

2014-2015   

May 2015 - Michael Jimenez, Sterling High
April 2015 - Kiabeth Lopez, Walker Elementary
March 2015 - Victoria Burton, Lee High
February 2015 - Erin Stripling, Bowie Elementary
January 2015 - Janie Rodriguez, Crockett Elementary
December 2014 - Courtney Mann, Peter E Hyland Center
November 2014 - Corina Garcia, San Jacinto Elementary
October 2014 - Kristy Olin, Lee High
September 2014 - Michella Joseph Jones, Highlands Junior


2013-2014
May 2014 - Dorinda Huron, Harlem Elementary
April 2014 - Margaret Ehlig, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2014 - Elizabeth Harris, Goose Creek Memorial High
February 2014 - Erin Stokes, Ashbel Smith Elementary
January 2014 - Diedra Williams, Lamar Elementary
December 2013 - Amanda Dean, Crockett Elementary
November 2013 - Diana Truesdale, Highlands Elementary
October 2013 - Aaron Berklund, Austin Elementary
September 2013 - Toni Rosenbaum, Gentry Junior
  2012-2013
May 2013 - Deborah Gardner, Lamar Elementary
April 2013 - Angela McDaniel, Highlands Junior
March 2013 - Stephanie Cottle, Sterling High
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