Thursday, February 12, 2009

Introducing Me

My name is Jessica Anne Tipton. I am a 28 year old teacher at Winder-Barrow Middle School. Though I am certified to teach all subjects, this is my fifth year teaching and over the past five years I have taught 6th physical science, 6th grade math, and now 7th grade math.

I was actually in the Professional Learning meeting when this course was approved and I was ready to approve it the moment I saw it. This past summer I took a one-day course from Caroline and absolutely loved it. I use what I learned in that class almost everyday, though sometimes not in the way I planned. So, when I saw this course, I wanted to be the first to sign up.

I currently am a member of two wikis through our county account:

I am also the creator of three wikis. Some are used more than others and none as much as I had hoped.

I hope to find more uses in the classroom for all of the technology that Caroline has taught and is going to teach me how to use. Plus, a better way to manage them, since a number of my students don't have access to a computer at home and limited access at school.

P. S. - My students say this is me in doggy-form.


  1. Welcome Jessica! It's great to have you on board with us in this course, especially since you really hopped on board the Web 2.0 train this summer. We'll be going back over a few of the sites that we explored and adding quite a few more to your repertoire!

    If anyone reads my comment and you're also a middle school math teacher, you need to join Jessica's wiki!! She's done a fabulous job. Even if you aren't, take a look at what she's done.

    The puppy is adorable! Who does it belong to?

  2. The puppy came from a powerpoint of cute animal expressions that was sent to our staff. A student was at my desk waiting to ask a question as I was looking at the slide show and he commented, "Hey!!! It's Mrs. T in evil doggy form." It kind of stuck.

  3. That dog seems angry at something.