I teach 9th grade English and work as Language Arts Department Chair (7-12) in Twin Valley School District in Elverson, PA. I am always encouraging our teachers to utilize technology. We now have 5 computers in each English classroom and a department projector. Blackboard is our online platform and we will be using Schoolcenter too, soon. Grades and attendance are online and are accessible to parents at home. This year we are implementing block scheduling which will give us longer time with our students to form relationships, dive deeper into curriculum, and infuse more technology into the classroom. This is very exciting for all of us as we move ahead through the second half of sememster one. My favorite high school teacher was Miss Murphy, AP English. She challenged me in ways no other teacher did and recognized strengths and helped me to overcome weaknesses. She also loved literature!