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Hi, I'm Shana.

I'm a middle school language arts and journalism teacher, Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTech enthusiast, and media literacy advocate.

I BELIEVE

in lifelong learning; in maximizing the potential of digital tools in and out of the classroom; in the use of language as a vehicle for enacting personal, social and global change; in the value of kindness, empathy & pizza parties; that there's no such thing as too many colored pens or sticky notes.

WEB PUBLICATIONS

"10 Google Chrome Extensions Every Student Needs." WeAreTeachers. 12 June 2017.

"The BIG List of the Best Free Apps for Students in Middle and High School." WeAreTeachers. 27 June 2017.

"26 Must-Watch TED Talks to Spark Student Discussions." WeAreTeachers. 6 July 2017. Updated 19 March 2019.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Using Google Tools to Provide Meaningful Feedback.” Oakland County Effective Practices Conference. 21 June 2017. Bloomfield Hills High School. Bloomfield Hills, MI.

"Using Google Tools to Provide Meaningful Feedback." GoogleFEST. 9 August 2017. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Grand Rapids, MI.

"Creating a Digital Rubric with Google Forms and autoCrat." Teach with Tech Conference. 25 July 2018. Virtual.

“Adventures in Digital Grading.” GoogleFEST. 18 September 2018. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Grand Rapids, MI.

“The Power of Video: Student Publishing in the ELA Classroom.” Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). 21 March 2019. COBO Center. Detroit, MI.

“Google Grading Hacks for the Digital Classroom.” Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). 21 March 2019. COBO Center. Detroit, MI.

“Keeping It All Together: The Digital Tools that Saved My Sanity.” e2e Summer Teacher Conference. 15-16 July 2019. Virtual.

AFFILIATIONS

Edcamp CASA. Center for the Advanced Studies and the Arts. Oak Park, MI.