Be Different. Have Fun.
What makes your classroom different? What makes your classroom fun? 5th grade teacher and district technology integrator Donnie Piercey will be sharing ways that a lighthearted attitude is the key to creating a positive classroom culture and climate.
How NOT to EdTech
Think you’ve got this edtech thing figured out or is it still a work in progress? Technology has the power to connect and change your classroom for the better, but are you using it in the most effective way? Fifth Grade Teacher and Technology Integrator Donnie Piercey will share some humorous thoughts about the “don’ts” of edtech all while discussing ways to help your students become critical thinkers and responsible digital citizens.
Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, http://www.mrpiercey.com. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his eight year teaching career.
Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery). Donnie is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, the Kentucky liaison to North Bay CUE, and a Google GeoEDU Teacher Advisory Board (GTAB) member.
He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and two children.