Proving that “booting up is not hard to do,” Helen Teague was the first teacher at her school to hack into her principal’s dial-up internet connection in the halcyon days of the burgeoning web, circa 1997.
In 1999, upon surviving the panic of Y2K she looked around her garage at the stockpiled water and canned goods and thought, “who is going to eat all this stuff!” What followed was and is a trek across all things technological, bringing software applications, web fun, and gee-whiz gadgets to students and teachers and their friends through her venture called OOPS: Our Overnight Planning System.
This blog is a Web 2 companion to the OOPS website at http://4oops.net/. The Mission of OOPS: Our Overnight Planning System involves equipping educators with “Just-In-Time” strategies for the unpredictable challenges or “OOPS“ moments of classroom teaching. Helen teaches online courses for PBS TeacherLine, leads U.S. and global staff development sessions, and writes curriculum. She also works for an inter-generational non-profit on the campus of Abilene Christian University. In May, 2017, Helen completed her doctorate in Learning Technology from Pepperdine University where she also worked as a Research Assistant for an NSF-sponsored STEM research project led by Dr. Eric Hamilton.
Visit the OOPS website for more information on how to “Feed a Deserving Educator” i.e. bring Helen to your school for your next Staff Development Day.
Your comments, tips, success stories, and cautions about what is working in your classroom, especially with technology, are encouraged and welcomed.
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