If there were one word to describe you it would be: Innovative; Right!?!
You love the idea of creating fun and exciting lessons to engage your students like never before.
Whether you need to add new ideas to your teacher toolbox or you straight up can’t imagine having to create all of these tech savvy tools yourself – you are in the right place.
Since you are here right now, something tells me that you have a lot of spunk and creativity.
But maybe you…
- Have no clue where to start when it comes to using technology.
- Need help using your devices for more than boring learning games.
- Feel isolated. You wish more people could relate to what you are trying to do in your classroom.
No matter where you are in your technology journey you want your students to learn the content taught while still having fun!
You want to use your creative genius to do something that matters.
You are READY to take your classroom to the next level.
But you just don’t know how to make that a reality. You feel stuck.
Trust me; I’ve been there.
I started this blog, to share a few core beliefs…
- I believe you know technology should be invisible. It’s not about using technology but about finding the right tool to use at the right time.
- I believe you have a passion, but you’ve been keeping it tucked away for far too long because of the demands placed on you. I’m here to help you realize you can still do what you need to do AND yet still be creative.
- I believe to be innovative you must stop doing what you’ve always done. I’m going to bring out the rebel in you! You are sassy and a risk-taker. It’s up to you to show the other teachers and administrators what it truly means to use technology in the classroom. #itsnotconsumption
You’ve got something important to share with your students and the world…and I’m here to help you.
My name is Jennifer Kimbrell, and I am OBSESSED with teaching others how to bring passion back into their lives.
How did this become my life?
Well, when my daughter was younger we found out she had a vision disability. She struggled to learn how to read. To say that her educational experience was less than perfect is being nice.
As a mom, I felt helpless.
As a teacher, I knew I didn’t want my students to feel the way she did about school. I wanted them to have fun and engage in the learning. I knew if I planned lessons that used all learning modalities (auditory, kinesthetic, visual) as well as allow students to think for themselves through inquiry; I was bound to reach all of my students in some way. When I began to add technology to the mix, I was able to take my teaching to a whole new level!
Teaching in this way, allowed me the opportunity to work with teachers, just like you, to help them in the classroom. First, as a literacy coach and then as an instructional technology specialist. As a coach, I decided to chronicle my journey with teachers as a blogger and in 2012 started Tech with Jen.
But my blog rapidly became my after-work obsession.
With three kids, a husband, and trying to keep up with a full-time job and my blog, I began to struggle to keep up with it all. I’m sure you can relate because it seems as teachers we tend to burn the candle at both ends.
So when my district offered a buyout, I decided it was my cue to quit my job and start my own business. Now I wear several entrepreneurial hats:
- As an educational consultant helping districts build a shared vision, manage devices, and train teachers to strengthen the capacity when going 1:1.
- Blogger and curriculum designer at Tech with Jen.
- AND remember when I said I’m obsessed with teaching others how to bring passion back into their lives? I believe most teachers struggle with finding balance. I want to help you find your passion, learn how to care for yourself, and be the best you can be in all areas of your life. If this is something you are interested in, you can find me here, too!
And now I want to help you create the classroom of your dreams! Filled with students who love to come to school and a teacher who is pretty happy herself.
If you are interested, I specialize in topics such as digital interactive notebooks, interactive storytelling, flexible seating, the 4C’s and using technology during your literacy block. I also have a new series of products showing teachers how to start their day on the right track using growth mindset techniques.
Before I go, I want to invite you to join my email list community. By signing up (it’s free), you get access to my Digital Resource Library with 20+ free digital downloads, like worksheets, e-books, templates, and more.
You’ll also get invitations to any free, live webinars or videos online; I provide to my audience.
Oh and don’t forget to join my Facebook group, with educators from around the world who share great tech tips and ideas. It’s also a perfect place to ask your questions and get the answers you need.
And hey, thanks for being here. I appreciate you!