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Peggy is a retired educator who loves spending her time supporting teachers with the use of technology in their classrooms. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been a professional educator for over 50 years with many roles including principal, teacher, special education director and university pre-service teacher education instructor with Arizona State University. She hosts the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars which are dedicated to supporting teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into teaching and learning. She is a STAR Discovery Educator and a member of the K12 Online Conference Organizer Team which is responsible for planning and hosting an annual online conference for educators. She is an Organizer for EdCampPhoenix and a regular volunteer moderator in all of the virtual conferences hosted by Steve Hargadon via the Learning Revolution.
Her passion is continuing to explore all of the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers in powerful interactive learning experiences, and to share these resources with other educators. Retirement has provided her with time to spend with family, home projects, reading, getting together with friends, and most of all, playing with all of her technology tools.
About Me: https://about.me/peggy_george
Twitter username: pgeorge
Lorie has over 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. She has informally taught science for 13 years in a science museum. She also taught high school science in a public high school for 7 years. Currently, she is teaching algebra on line.
She tutored her younger sibling while she was a public school student. She has tutored her mother in how to use a computer. In addition, she has tutored a severely physically challenged woman to help her learn to use Microsoft Word and email.
She has taught middle school science and coding (using Scratch) online for four years. She has taught high school and middle school math for 5 years online. While teaching one of the online science classes, she also co-developed the course, using Moodle and Elluminate Live!. She has coached adults in using 3 online classroom platforms: two of which are Elluminate Live! and Blackboard Collaborate.
Paula is currently in her 40th year as an educator. She teaches 4th graders ELA and social studies at a suburban public school just outside of New Orleans. She is passionate about preparing her students for their futures as 21st-century digital citizens. They use web tools such as Edmodo, Skype, Google Hangouts, kidblog.org, Google docs, and many more to connect and collaborate with other classes. She has presented both in person and virtually at many conferences at the state, national, and international level, including LaCUE, METC, ISTE, Discovery Education, BrainPOP, and Simple K12.
She is a Discovery STAR Educator and a member of their Leadership Council of Louisiana. In 2010-2011, she was named the Region 1 Educator of the Year for Louisiana. She is on the board of directors for LACUE, their state technology conference and serves as Director of Region 1.
She is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a moderator for #4thchat #LAedchat and #denchat, an Edmodo Ambassador, a Simple K12 Ambassador, a ReadWorks ambassador, and a founding organizer of EdcampNOLA.