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October 2020 - Kristie Fudge

Kristie Fudge
What Do You Teach?
ESL Reading (6th-8th)

Where Do you Teach?

Horace Mann Junior School
How Long Have You Been Teaching?
20 years

Students using technologyHow Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?
Technology plays a critical role in my classroom because it enhances my students’ engagement and motivation. My students enjoy a variety of technology-based activities that I integrate into learning to help them build their skills in writing, reading, and language acquisition.

How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful?

The technology available for my students help to differentiate my lessons and meet my students’ needs. I love seeing my students engaging in meaningful learning through apps on their iPads. ActivInspire is a great tool to help guide my students through lesson. Students love to jump in the lesson and show their knowledge and thinking process on the Promethean Board. Without Technology we would not be as effective with Online Learning as we are now.

What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
My students’ iPads are my favorite piece of technology. They utilize apps like Seesaw, ChatterPix, SummitK12, and Classkick which engages them, allows them to be creative and improve their skills. These apps build their self-confidence in knowing they are taking an active role in their own learning. I love that they can select a book from their Epic account and build their reading comprehension. My students enjoy reviewing skills and playing games like Kahoot, Quizziz, and Gimkit. There are many ways to be interactive with students using their iPads that insure an enriched learning environment.
What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?
My wish is to get one of the more updated Promethean Boards. My students and I use this tool daily.

What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
The thing I love most about teaching is my students. I love when they come into my room ready to learn and I learn from them as well. I enjoy building relationships with my students. I inspire them to reach for the stars and have goals for their future. They are a true inspiration to me. I love knowing I make a difference in someone’s life every day.

Students using technology
Nominated by:
Regina Rogers, Educational Technology Specialist - Junior Schools
"Ms. Fudge is very enthusiastic when it comes to integrating technology into her classroom. Her enthusiasm not only shows with her students, but it is also evident with her peers when she shares new ideas using technology with other teachers. An example of a tool she uses to encourage her ESL students to practice speaking English is ChatterPix. This app allows the students to be risk takers when using a language they are not always confident with. It also allows the students to demonstrate their knowledge in a new way, rather than just through traditional methods."

Previous Ed Tech Stars of the Month
March 2020 - Miriam Augustin, Bowie Elementary
February 2020 - Rachel Jarreau, IMPACT Early College High
January 2020 - Waneta Hebert, Gentry Junior
December 2019 - Susan Hillin, Austin Elementary
November 2019 - Daniella Mondragon, Stuart Career Tech High
October 2019 - Arin Vara, Cedar Bayou Junior
September 2019 - Elaina Kloecker, Travis Elementary

May 2019 - Kristy Tucker, Austin Elementary
April 2019 - Gina Ham, Sterling High
March 2019 - Adriana Martindale, Carver Elementary
February 2019 - Kelly Mills, Goose Creek Memorial High
January 2019 - Stephanie Stover, Harlem Elementary
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

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

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


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


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

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
May 2013 - Deborah Gardner, Lamar Elementary
April 2013 - Angela McDaniel, Highlands Junior
March 2013 - Stephanie Cottle, Sterling High