The Basics . . .
I am Emily Huff, a high school Spanish and Psychology teacher at Denver High School. I am a strong believer in using effective technology in the classroom in order to support a learning environment that meets the needs and expectations of today’s students.
Social media plays a large role in the lives of our students and being able to take advantage of available technology allow me as a teacher to connect with the always changing skills of my students.
Most of all, I feel that teachers cannot ignore the digital lives our today’s children and schools needs to nurture a technologically relevant and effective learning environment.
A bit more . . .
One thing that always keeps me motivated as a classroom teacher is the ability to create authentic learning exercises and activities. I am not tied to a text or to my lesson plans from last year. Within my desire to create something new and exciting for my students, I often found myself thinking, There has to be an easier way!? This is where I have found technology to be my saving grace. With technology, I have thousands of creative outlets and possibilities for my students to explore.
Even more . . .
Technology has opened up my classroom to many new possibilities. The diversity in my classroom preparation stems from my own personal diverse interests. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education and a Teaching Endorsement in Spanish from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. The psychology background has kept me in tune with the social needs of our students. I also have a Masters of Social Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa. The diversity of my own education helps me keep an open mind about the directions of my classes.
The views and opinions expressed in this website are my own and not necessarily those of my employers.