Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My First Posting

   Hello All!  My name is Jodi Evans and I am a Kindergarten teacher at Bertha Barber Elementary in Bellevue, NE.  I attend Peru State College to get my Early Childhood/Elementary Education teaching degree.  I received my first Master's from Doane College in Curriculum and Instruction and my second Master's from Peru State also in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology.
    I started my teaching career in a Class 1 school district in Richland, NE where I taught Kindergarten, Preschool and 1st-3rd grade computer classes.  I also was the PE teacher for a time.  After two years, I moved back to my hometown of Lincoln, NE where I substitute taught for a year.  I was then hired on by Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue, NE to teach Kindergarten.  I will be starting my 9th year at Bertha Barber this fall.
    I am a PC person but have worked with both throughout my learnings.  If my brother had his say, he would have me working on a Mac.  I feel that there are pros and cons about both.  I have worked more with a PC and able to navigate information more.
    In my classroom, I don't use a lot of technology because of some of the limitations that I have.  I use my iPod to share music and some learning games.  I have worked with our new Math curriculum internet connection to teach lessons. I'm looking forward to having my own rover cart in the classroom so I can utilize technology more.  Something new I want to try this coming year are Calendar binders.  Having an interactive calendar for the students to use. We will have to see how it works!


Brent Catlett said...

Hi Jodi! Great job setting up your blog! It looks good! SO excited your blogging now!

Ms. Ramey said...

Hi Jodi, I'm one of your Blogging 101 classmates. I was thinking about doing calendar binders this year too! Do you have any idea how you're going to set it up? I'm going to be working on some things this summer, maybe we can trade ideas. :)

Ms. Ramey said...

I like your new layout! So cute!

Brent Catlett said...

The new lay-out is cool!

Melanie Hudgens said...

Okay, so I think you updated your background, and I totally LOVE it! So, let me in on the secret please of how to make a totally cool background other than the templates available. I also really like your 10 picture School Tour - I am thinking that I really need to have a camera with me during the school year to capture great moments. Great Job Jodi!

Brent said...

Not to be redundant but I too am impressed with this design and color scheme. I think it is awesome to see the same group of teachers moving through the different tech classes.

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