See Thuc Phan's and Jason Hyatt's Winning Video: Transforming the Traditional Classroom
Our winners in the Power User Video Contest: Best Overall Use of Schoology (K-12) are Thuc Phan and Jason Hyatt of Cazenovia Central High School in Cazenovia, NY. Thuc teaches Computer Science and Technology in grades 8 through 12, and Jason teaches Computer Technology, Introduction to Technology, Computer Applications, and Design and Drawing for Production in grades 7 through 12.
Thuc has been using Schoology for a little over a year now. He introduced Jason to the platform in September of 2012, and neither of them have looked back since. Their video is a great example of how educators and students can benefit from Schoology's user-centric, collaborative, and engaging qualities.
We asked Thuc and Jason if they had any advice for the Community regarding technology in the classroom.
"My advice would be to take chances as educators. Schoology was our answer for using a technology to enhance teaching and learning. The differences between using Schoology and the traditional classroom setting is astronomical, and I think that many educators using this system would agree!"
"My advice about incorporating technology in the classroom is to just do it! Take a chance. Go to other teachers in your district that have successfully incorporated technology in their classes and ask them for advice. As professionals, we can be our best resources for each other. I believe the best technology to use in the classroom is the kind that can be easily implemented, that actually increases learning by using it, and that engages students and draws them in."
We also asked Jason about his inspiration as a teacher:
"As a teacher, I am inspired by the kids that I see every day. I have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child and that is a tremendous role that carries with it so much responsibility. There are days when I feel like I've done a good job at it and other times I feel like I've failed miserably! Either way, I am thankful for each day that I have in this position and I try to make the most of it—building on where I left off or starting all over again."
Thank you Thuc and Jason!
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