Computers & Technology

Super Sunday Session

Speed Geeking

Sunday, November 12
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 213 D

Come get your geek on! Speed Geeking, a perennial favorite among techie-minded NAGC conference goers, is a lively session in which members of the network pitch their favorite technology tools in rapid succession. This year the geeks have been given the challenge of presenting just one tool or resource--their absolute favorite at this point in time--and they will have just three minutes to tell you about it before being buzzed off the stage. Oohs and aahs from the crowd are encouraged, and walk-on geeks are welcome! Whether you are a novice or experienced user of educational technology, you can be sure that you will leave with at least one new idea, courtesy of your geeky colleagues from the Computers and Technology Network.

Janine M. Firmender

Associate Professor
Saint Joseph's University

Janine M. Firmender, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching courses in the areas of Early Childhood/Elementary (grades pre-k – 4) education, mathematics education, and technology integration with instruction and is pursuing research in the areas of engaging students in mathematical writing and meeting the needs of mathematically talented students. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted Education from the Neag School of Education at the University of Education and also focused on studying mathematics education. Additionally, she has been an active member of the NAGC STEM network and is the chair-elect for the Computers and Technology Network and served on the Advisory Board for Teaching of High Potential.

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