Nov. 8, 2015

#EdTech Energy and Fun with Dani Kennis - HoET048

#EdTech Energy and Fun with Dani Kennis - HoET048

Dani Kennis is a high school social studies and special education teacher in New York state. She also coaches her colleagues in technology integration and is an active presenter.


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Dani Kennis, Black Canary from the #EdJusticeLeague, shares her passion and exudes endless energy about her profession. Dani creates a blended classroom that incorporates the use of Google Apps for Education among other tools. She is passionate about student-driven creations in which learning extends beyond the six-hour school day as well as beyond the four walls of her classroom. She enjoys presenting and attending local and national Ed Tech conferences.

Check out Dani’s FREE e-book: My 1:1 Chromebook Journey

#EdTech Thought

#EdTech Recommendation

Bloomz – With Bloomz, teachers can safely communicate with parents, share class photos & updates, and coordinate through volunteer and conference signups.

Bloomz helps schools create an engaged parent community while saving teachers a great deal of time in their communication and coordination with parents.

How Bloomz Works (from the Bloomz website):

Connect.

  • Class Updates: Share class updates about the day’s learning or send reminders for assignment due dates, registration deadlines, etc.
  • Photo Sharing: Share special moments from class or a recent field trip so parents can be engaged even when they can’t be there in person.

Coordinate.

  • Reminders & Class Calendar: Plan class activities and organize field trips, or track parent-teacher meetings all in one place.
  • Manage events: Send invites, attach permission slips, track RSVPs, request and sign up volunteers and reminders make planning and participating easy.

Communicate.

  • 2-way Messaging: No more searching for phone numbers and email addresses. Instantly reach one or more parents, teachers, school staff and PTA leaders, through in-app messaging.
  • Private and Secure: Share in comfort knowing everything created or shared on Bloomz is protected by our strict measures.

House of #EdTech VIP

Jessica Raleigh – Jessica is a Personalized Professional Learning Program Manager for Denver Public Schools.

She has taught in a variety of urban and suburban settings at STEM, highly gifted and talented, and arts-integrated schools in Colorado.

Her classrooms have ranged from limited to no technology up to 1:1 and BYOD GAFE environments utilizing a number of different platforms and devices.

Jessica is passionate about creating experiences that meet the needs of all learners and inspiring them to take ownership of their journey. She loves to think, learn, share, and get excited about all things edu-awesome. Jessica is passionate about helping others in any way she can, especially by supporting meaningful connections within a passionate PLN. Through#BFC530, the early morning Twitter chat Jessica feels they are doing just that and she is honored to be part of such inspirational communities that constantly keep her learning and growing.

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