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Ed Tech Star of the Month

November 2019 -Daniella Mondragon

Daniella Mondragon
What Do You Teach?
9th-11th AVID and Special Topics

Where Do you Teach?

Stuart Career Tech High School
How Long Have You Been Teaching?
12 years

Students using technologyHow Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?
I love providing opportunities for the students to collaborate with their peers and create a product in which they can use technology to demonstrate mastery of a skill and share with their peers and staff.

How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful?

It has provided an opportunity for my students to learn that technology can be beneficial in keeping organized, taking notes for class, creating their digital portfolio, accessing resources for all their classes versus using it for entertainment or social media.

What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
At first I was not a fan of the student iPads, but now we use it almost daily. I've been able to create electronic Tutorial Request Forms (TRFs), student surveys, and engage students in their academic growth via numerous apps for various content areas.

What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?
Desktop computers/laptops and a class printer. A desktop/ laptop is usually easier to work with when doing research, printing this information, study aides, job applications, resumes, etc.

What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
I have the opportunity on a daily basis to work with young adults who are also willing to teach me anything new in technology. It could range on how to play Fortnite to new apps for class, which is always exciting. I can't think of a better career field.

Students using technology
Nominated by:
Lauren Mercer, Technology Integration Specialist - High Schools "Daniella Mondragon seamlessly integrates technology into her AVID and Special Topics classes everyday! Her students know they need to bring their iPad charged and ready for her class! She mirrors her iPad using Apple TV while her students are taking focus notes in Notability. To help her students stay on task, she monitors the progress of her students using Apple Classroom. She also communicates with the community using her Twitter account @AvidScths to show off all of the amazing achievements of her students!"