My name is Shannan Muskopf and I am a teacher at Granite City High School, in a town outside of St Louis. I have my Master’s Degree in Biology and in Educational Technology. I teach biology, AP biology, and Anatomy and Physiology.
My experience with both science and technology is quite eclectic. I love all things technology and when the internet first became a big deal in the late 1990’s, I looked at it as a great opportunity to find resources and collaborate with colleagues. I’m constantly amazed at how far technology has advanced in such a short period of time.
I started with a group of pages with content knowledge, printable guides, and some interactive quizzes. Now, the world seems to be moving toward handheld devices that can access the whole of human knowledge. It’s enough to make teachers wonder what their place is in this world. While the knowledge is there, certainly young adults need help sorting through the information, and then synthesizing and evaluating what they know. I am now looking to adapt lessons and strategies to utilize technology in more effective ways.
Biologycorner will also need to change, but I’m looking forward to learning how to create mobile pages and aps. The pages I created were mainly designed to help students and teachers supplement their classroom lessons. The majority of the worksheets and articles can be printed (or just viewed online). I plan to add more mobile content and adjust my curriculum to match new Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In the future, I hope to add more interactive content, or apps that work on devices that can improve student success.