Bringing the world into your classroom with technology

Bringing the world into your classroom with technology (feat. Natalie Anderson from Saline Area Schools)
Meet Natalie Anderson, a fifth-grade teacher from Saline Area Schools and the recipient of MACUL’s 2021 Innovative Teacher of the Year award.
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With so many new apps and programs out there, it’s easy for even experienced teachers to feel dazzled and overwhelmed by all of the cool things you can do with technology in the classroom today.

This week on the BRIGHT podcast, I chat with Natalie Anderson, a fifth-grade teacher from Saline Area Schools and the recipient of MACUL’s 2021 Innovative Teacher award.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Natalie’s personal philosophy for using technology with students
  • Her go-to favorite tech tools, and
  • Her experience bringing hackathons, virtual museum visits, and Genius Hour into her fifth-grade classroom.

You can listen to our conversation using the audio player above or read the transcript.

Here’s a sneak peek at our conversation:

Natalie’s favorite tech tools:

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Nikki Herta

Nikki Herta

Nikki’s love for writing, editing and pedagogy brought her to Michigan Virtual as their Content Creator/Editor. A Michigan native, she studied writing at Grand Valley State University before continuing on to the University of Minnesota for her master’s degree. While there, she also taught first-year writing to college freshman. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, playing table-top board games, and curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book and her sassy, ancient cat, Princess Eugene.

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