Melissa P.'s Profile

Melissa P.
Educator
Currey Ingram Academy (Brentwood, TN)
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About Me

Since starting my teaching career with Teach for America fourteen years ago, I have taught in a variety of environments and at every grade level. The majority of my career, I have been a school librarian and a technology integration specialist. Recently, I've focused on information and technology literacy, 3D printing/makerspaces, gamification, and design thinking. As much as I love developing young minds, I'm equally passionate about helping teachers find the best resource to enhance learning for their students. I enjoy leading teacher professional development and collaborating with educators around the world. I present frequently at local, regional, and international conferences and am actively involved in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). A collaborating technology teacher and I were honored with the ISTE SIGLIB (Librarian’s Network) Technology Innovation Award at the ISTE 2014 Conference.

I earned an undergraduate degree in history and music from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Information Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. While I love using technology in the classroom, I try to unplug as much as possible when I'm at home with my family. I enjoy making things with my hands, taking road trips, and reading Jane Austen.

My Collections

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Storytelling Tools for K-6
6 items
September 5, 2014
Interactive Tools
6 items
August 12, 2014
Research Tools
3 items
July 31, 2014
Creative tools
7 items
July 31, 2014

My Lesson Plans

3D Snowflakes
2
Science
Grade 3 – 8
5 steps
February 7, 2017
Hey, that's a simple machine!
0
Science
Grade 3 – 8
5 steps
November 16, 2015
Getting to Know You/My Favorite Things
0
English Language Arts, Arts, Health & Wellness
Grade 6 – 12
4 steps
November 16, 2015
Augmented Reality Map
1
Social Studies
Grade 3 – 12
5 steps
November 23, 2014
African American Alphabet Audio Slideshow or eBook
1
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade 3 – 6
5 steps
August 1, 2014

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My Blog Posts

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books
posted on November 21, 2016
Find inspiration and suggested tools for making ebooks with your students.
Filed under: In the Classroom

My Editorial Reviews

Lightwell
No coding required -- visual app design for the rest of us
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Curriculum Pathways
Supplement core subjects with lessons and online tools
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Google Applied Digital Skills
Practical PBL lessons teach critical computer skills
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Evo by Ozobot
Versatile mini robot tailor-made for teaching coding
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Cozmo
A little robot with big personality brings code to life
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Math Science Music
Thoughtful tools teach STEM skills through music and creativity
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