Last year in December and this year in January, I went to visit Renee Small and her principal Mr. Bernard Balanay at her Sweetwater UHSD Adult School. She came 4 hours before her evening class to meet with me and to discuss her TIMAC project. What a dedication and an effort!
|Renee checking the specs, functions and features |
of her new document camera and the wall mounted projector
|Renee connecting her Surface tablet to the projector|
|Renee testing her new document camera|
|Renee Small and Farzana Cassim in the Computer Lab|
Before we sat down for a discussion of her TIMAC project, Renee gave me a tour of the Computer Lab which she takes her students regularly. Then she took me to meet with her principal Mr. Bernard Balanay. Mr. Balanay is a very supportive of Renee as he knows that she is very interested in incorporating technology in her classes. He sees potential in Renee and her ability to help others become more proficient and confident with classroom technology.
As a technology enthusiast, she is quite willing to commit to learn more classroom technology skills by utilizing the existing technology equipment in her class. As her TIMAC project, Renee wants to learn to use a document camera that her school provides to teach her two mentees and other colleagues. Her plan is to gain a solid skill and confidence using it to have a more dynamic and an interactive classroom.