Student Profile Page Beca S

My puppy Dexter & I

Grade Level/Discipline:
‚Äč 9th grade Geography (co-taught)
12th grade Government (co-taught & instructional)
12th grade Economics (co-taught & instructional)

Few Facts about myself:

  1. Fact 1: I have traveled the 48 continental states, 7 countries, and 3 continents.
  2. Fact 2: I coach girls cross country and am about to begin training for my first half marathon.
  3. Fact 3: I have had 7 cars since I turned 16...not because I've crashed them (never totaled a car) but because I love change.
  4. Fact 4: I recently came to the realization that I never can move out of the Midwest because I truly enjoy having the four distinct seasons.

What I'd like to learn or get out of this course:

My goal is to come away with multiple strategies or sources that incorporate technology into my curriculum. My students struggle to keep their cell phones, mp3 players, etc. put away during class time. If there are ways to let them take it out and help them learn I would be a very happy teacher!

My favorite game(s):
I am an avid "gamer." My friends and I have a game night at least once a month. I enjoy board games (Scrabble, Cranium, Balderdash, Scattegories, etc.), card games (Skip-Bo, Uno, Rummy, etc.) and have recently became a fan of online games. The best website (warning...highly addictive) that I recently discovered is Don't say I didn't warn you!!