I have been lucky enough to meet some amazing people along my journey as an educator. Because of these different connections is the reason that I am a part of the Discovery Education Network. Several years ago I met Elaine Plybon (if you are ever bored, I will be happy to share the story [...]
Andrea Keller received her B.A. from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on special education. She received her M.S. in educational technology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She started teaching in 2002 in Amarillo, Texas teaching in a pre-school program for children with disabilities classroom and then moved to Irving, Texas where she continues to teach. She has taught in a pervasive developmental disorder K-3 unit for the past four years and is passionate about using 21st-century technology with her classroom. Although her students are often low-verbal or non-verbal, she adapts and modifies so they can participate in podcasting, vodcasting, and video conferencing. Ms. Keller has received grants to get webcams in every PDD classroom, along with a campus set of Wii remotes and materials to create Wii remote interactive whiteboards. She currently leads students in Destination Imagination, an after-school activity in which teams work to solve mind-bending challenges and present their solutions at tournaments.