Hello! My name is Mr. Boehm (the kids all call me Mr. B as my last name is difficult to pronounce) and I'm the technology teacher here at Marysville school. Last year I was a student teacher for Mrs. Chedester and Mrs. Chambers and I've learned heaps about myself through my experience teaching alongside the both of them. This is my first year teaching and I'm very excited to be a part of the Marysville team. After teaching overseas in Japan for a year in 2009, my passion for education lead me to pursue this as a career full time. As with any new teacher, some days are easier than others, but as a whole, I can't imagine myself teaching anywhere else.
Because the world of technology is always evolving, the curriculum I teach will evolve as well, being sure to keep myself and our students on our toes! While some days will be spent focusing on basic technology skills such as typing and word processing, don't be surprised if your student has a fun activity to share with you that they participated in during technology class.
The older grades (6th-8th) have been introduced to a virtual classroom on a website called Edmodo (click here for more details) which will be the primary focus for assignments to be given and turned in for grading. This site may look like a social networking site, but don't be alarmed, I have total view and control! As parents/guardians, I encourage you to also participate in your student's tech learning. Contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to see what all is going on inside our virtual classroom as I can connect you with a parent login to view your student's work.
The younger grades (k-5) focus a lot on the technology basics - typing, word processing, common software programs, etc - and I really like to link up with the home room teachers to gear my lessons around what they may be working on in class (math, reading, science, and so forth). Your students will typically be working on activities and games located on PortaPortal (http://www.portaportal.com/ guest login: 321) that will coincide with what they are learning in their home room class. All website links on this page have been viewed and approved by me before being posted for students. While some sites contain a lot more ads and pop-ups than others, I encourage parents to take advantage of many of these great, free, educational websites!
I'm really enjoying our students and we're off to a great start to the year! In addition to teaching technology class, I am also in charge of the Marysville School website as well as the "Marysville Mane Page" (school newsletter), so please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns you may have! Thanks for stopping by!
Technology Teacher/Technology Facilitator