Jeff sits down with Brett Clark, William Chamberlain, Elissa Malespina and Toby Price to discuss Censorship in the Classroom.
- Censorship in the Classroom
- Filters in the classroom internet labs
- Trusting your teachers and students
- School Internet vs “The Real” Internet
- The YouTube Fear
- Web filters and finding Websites that fit your school
- Favorite Educators on Twitter
William Chamberlain received his BS in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University and his MA in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. He is a trained eMINTS teacher as well as a facilitator for the Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree projects and a Fablevision Ambassador. He teaches sixth grade at Noel Elementary school in Noel, Missouri. William is also an adjunct professor for Crowder College.
Brett Clark is an elearning coach for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, IN. He has a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Oakland City University and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in professional development from Walden University. He has over 10 years of experience in education. His particular interest include the flipped classroom, creating a student-centered classroom, technology integration and professional development. He is an avid user of social media for the purpose of collaboration and professional development. You can find him atwww.twitter.com/Mr_Brett_Clark.
Elissa Malespina is the Library Media Specialist at South Orange Middle School (SOMS) in South Orange, New Jersey where she works diligently to make her library a warm, welcoming and connected place for students and colleagues to visit. Throughout her 14 year career in education Mrs. Malespina has had the opportunity to work in the classroom as a high school history teacher, as a special education teacher for students with severe emotional, mental and physical challenges and for the last 8 years as a library media specialist at Highland Park High School, Columbia High School and now SOMS. Mrs. Malespina’s varied experience gives her a unique perspective toward working with students and teachers and drives her passions for infusing new technology into the curriculum and thinking outside the box to pique students’ interest and keep them engaged. Mrs. Malespina is at the forefront of using Web 2.0 resources and tools like QR codes to make the experience in her library more interactive. Her work with QR codes was featured in the April/May 2012 edition of School Librarians Workshop and she has presented to colleagues on QR Codes, Evernote in schools and Edmodo at New Jersey Association of School Libraries (NJASL) Conference, Handhelds in School Libraries Conference, 4t Virtual Conference as well as Teach and Meet NJ. She will be presenting at Edscape this October as well. When she’s not in her library or presenting at a conference, Mrs. Malespina is an avid sports fan. Along with her husband and 9-year-old son, she attends every home Men’s Basketball game her alma mater Seton Hall plays and Sunday is appointment television to watch the Giants and the Jets play, dismissing the idea that one can’t root for two different teams in one sport. Mrs. Malespina is also active on Twitter as @SOMSlibrary.
Toby Price aka Toby-Wan Kenobi aka @jedipadmaster is Assistant Principal of Richland Upper Elementary in Richland Mississippi. Toby has been married to his wife Leah for 11 years and has 3 kids. The oldest two have autism. Becoming a special needs dad caused a bit of transformation of sorts. Toby became the Jedipadmaster. The Jedipadmaster makes it his mission to challenge students and teachers to create things that will leave the world a better place than when they arrived. Toby believes that every child has something to contribute. As Educators, it’s up to us to discover or uncover what it is! @jedipadmaster / about.me/jedipadmaster