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May 2018 - Grita Cherry


Name
Grita Cherry
What Do You Teach?
Kindergarten
Where Do you Teach?
San Jacinto Elementary School
How Long Have You Been Teaching?
34 years

How Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?
I use technology daily in my classroom. I use it during workstations, whole group, and small group instruction.
Students use technology
How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful?

The students are more engaged and involved in the lesson. Some apps help me to observe, make comments and correct student’s work. Technology makes it convenient to check students’ work at home and school. Technology reduces the use of worksheets. with technology I can give instant feedback.
What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
I like Seesaw. The students also like Seesaw. With Seesaw, I can observe how the kids performing on a task and adjust my teaching. Parents also have access to their child’s activity. I can make comments as well. This app is also very easy for the kids to use.

What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?
I would like to have our own class set of IPads. I have to borrow from the library or the kids have to wait their turn. If we have a class set I can also increase the usage of technology in the classroom.
 
What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
I feel proud at the end of every year to see how the students have grown academically, mentally, and socially knowing that I played a role in their development.
Students use technology

Nominated by:
Lisa Gauthreaux, Technology Integration Specialist - Elementaries "Ms. Cherry has embraced technology to engage her students in all areas. She uses Chatterpix, Doodlebuddy, other educational apps, Clickers and Seesaw to keep them excited about learning. She is always willing to learn new tech integration and never afraid to ask for help and support!"

 



Previous Ed Tech Stars of the Month

2017-2018
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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