Featured Community Member: Meet Susan Regalia!

 

Susan Regalia has been a ShowMe Community Member since last fall and has already amassed quite a following. Her clear, comprehensive, and helpful geometry ShowMes are watched in the thousands! You might also recognize her drawing style from the Apple iTunes store–one of her ShowMe lessons serves as an excellent example of what can be done with the app. Be sure to check out Susan’s ShowMe library and subscribe to it!

 

Tell us about yourself!

I teach high school math at San Ramon Valley High School (SRVHS) in Danville, California. This school is my alma mater and my four grown children are also SRVHS graduates. I have taught Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Statistics. I love my school and students. Prior to teaching I practiced as a CPA for 20 years and taught community college courses.

How do you use ShowMe?

This year I have used ShowMe’s to write short geometry concept videos using my iPad. I also have a library of Algebra 2 lessons on Livescribe.

What’s the coolest ShowMe you’ve seen?

I watched a colleague’s ShowMe that was created live during class as a student debriefed her solution to a calculus problem.

How has technology made a difference to your students?

I like using the short video ShowMe tutorials as a resource for students to use at home to preview or review lessons. I focus on using technology as a support resource for class.

Where do you see education technology heading?

I don’t think technology replaces the need for quality human interaction and direct instruction in a math class, but I think it’s a tremendously powerful supplement. I don’t know where education technology is headed, but it will only be as effective as the teacher using it.

When you’re not teaching and learning, what can we find you doing?

I am an outdoor person and a movie and theater buff. I hike, bike and travel with my husband.

 

Kika