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December 2018 - Leslie Cogdell

Leslie Cogdell
What Do You Teach?
8th grade ELA
Where Do you Teach?
Horace Mann Junior School
How Long Have You Been Teaching?
15 years

Students using technologyHow Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?
Educational Technology allows me to differentiate my class
room and provide different avenues to help students master difficult skills.

How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful?

I love that it allows for all 3 styles of learning, students can listen to a story as they read along as the annotate what they are reading. For me it allows for a "second" reader to read passages for struggling students.
What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
Google Classroom, No Red Ink and my new favorite (thank you Mrs. Woodson) Common Lit.

What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?
Those really cool pencils that allow you to "write" on the iPad.

What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
Besides summers off? My favorite thing to see is when the light bulb turns on for a student and you can see that the student finally "gets it".

Nominated by:
Alyssa Hamaker, Teacher - Horace Mann Junior "Ms. Cogdell uses the iPad in class frequently. She excels in Google Classroom and other assessment sites. She helps other teachers learn and understand the programs as well."