On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Kim Mattina, Middle School Technology Teacher in New Jersey, podcast Host of The Suite Talk, Author, and Google-certified trainer and educator. Last year, Kim shifted from being a Tech teacher to being a Tech Supporter/Virtual Learning Specialist, and next year she’ll be back in the classroom as a Computer Science teacher. Only time will tell just how much teachers will continue to integrate technology in the classroom when everyone is face-to-face in the fall.

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0:00 Intro
3:48 Conversation with Kim
4:56 Chromebooks
6:45 One-to-one learning
8:30 Teacher to Tech Support/Virtual Learning Specialist
11:44 Going back into the classroom
17:38 Problem solving and trouble shooting
21:08 Teacher’s attitudes towards technology
25:00 Google Classroom and G-Suite
27:09 Connecting with Kim

Kim Mattina: Twitter Email | Website

“Teaching with Google Jamboard”

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