Kara Damm, Digital Learning Coordinator
Kara’s primary focus, as the district’s Digital Learning Coordinator, is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of students, teachers, and staff.
I would love the opportunity to meet and help you! I am a passionate educational technology teacher-leader who loves to help others. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Education, K-12 Degree as well as a Master's in Education, Educational Technology. I taught for ten years and then transitioned into the technology integration role. I have been in education for sixteen years.Wondering how I can help you?
Examples of what we could meet about:
- Collaborate on the successful integration of hardware (Apple TV, WePresent, Smartboard, etc), software (apps, programs, etc), and Internet resources, in support of student learning.
- Assist teachers in meeting Common Core and state standards with the assistance of technology in their classrooms.
- Teach the basics (or advanced) use of the technology that is available to you (Schoology, Seesaw, Google Drive, Smartboard, Smart Notebook, Apple TV, WePresent, etc).
- Video creation to add to Schoology/Seesaw that will aid students when doing homework outside of school hours.
- Create learning resources for teachers, staff, and students. Resources may include tutorials, websites, video tutorials, or instructions for projects.
- Recommend websites, apps, software, and related resources.
- Collaborate and assist in planning and implementing technology-infused lessons.
- Co-teach. At the start of a new technology project, I can be an extra set of hands in the room to assist with questions. I am also willing to introduce and teach the tech portion of the project.
- Design or assist with designing projects and lessons that utilize new technologies.
- Brainstorm/research new apps, websites, etc. for your class and ways to integrate into your classroom.
- Show/explain how to use technology (iPads) in meaningful ways with the students.
- Help with our learning management systems: Schoology and Seesaw.
- e-Learning: assist with planning lessons, showing how to create videos, or record your voice for students.
Purpose: Technology integration is achieved when technology's use supports curricular goals. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, collaboration, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts.
Vision: Technology integration will be like breathing; it will happen naturally in both teaching and learning.
Mission: Through the integration of technology, combined with new approaches to education, a more personalized style of learning can be realized.