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.