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Kim A.
Educational Technology Specialist
Villa Academy
Seattle, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

About Me

Kim's been teaching and writing about technology, media, and K-12 education since 1991 and specializes in guiding kids and grown-ups through the worlds of educational technology.  She's a long-time classroom teacher and instructional coach and a published writer with Common Sense Media, Apple Computer, Smithsonian Global Sound, Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum), and Seattle International Children's Festival. Kim's also a recognized leader in providing teacher training and professional development workshops in educational technology, curriculum integration, project-based learning, digital citizenship, and media arts.  Her edtech philosophy embraces the SAMR model of technology integration and supports paths of discovery for every kind of learner and teacher.She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Music, Communications, Economics) from the State University of New York at Potsdam, home of The Crane School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Music Technology from New York University, and extensive post-graduate studies in Ethnomusicology and Music Education from the University of Washington.  She's a Certified Common Sense Educator in Digital Citizenship and a Google Certified Educator. In addition to life-long tinkering with anything technological, Kim's performed in numerous music ensembles including Japanese taiko, Filipino kulintang, Javanese gamelan, Nigerian jùjú, a jazz trio, and numerous rock and folk rock bands. Parenthood has brought Kim a deeper awareness of responsible technology use, as well as the effectiveness of integrated, project-based approaches to education, and she's honored to work with students, teachers, administrators, and parents alike.  When unplugged, Kim's romping in the glorious Pacific Northwest wilderness, building all sorts of contraptions with her sons, overseeing home-spun science experiments and arts projects, and cooking tasty dishes with family and friends (Indian and Italian are her signature cuisines, with salmon panch phouran and eggplant parmesan topping the list of most-requested entrees).

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Adobe Premiere Clip
Decent on-the-go video editor shines when using other Adobe tools
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Adobe Capture CC
Magical design tool extracts colors, patterns, and more from images
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Coach's Eye - Video Analysis
Robust video analysis for sports, science, fine arts performances
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PicMonkey Photo Editor
Reliable photo editor built for design and social sharing
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Codemoji
Emoji-based coding tool demystifies web design and animation
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Adobe Photoshop Mix - Cut out, combine, create
Impressive photo-editing app focuses on compositing, blending imagery
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