The 2009 YPulse Totally Wired Teacher Award (Sponsored by Dell) honors a public school teacher who is successfully using technology (internet/mobile/social media, video games) in the classroom.
The award is inspired by Ypulse founder Anastasia Goodstein’s book, Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online, and the challenges she observed around integrating technology into public school classrooms. The award is designed to recognize a teacher who has overcome these challenges and is inspiring both students and other educators.
As part of the committee choosing the winner and two finalists, we read over 200 nominations from every corner of the country and spent a lot of time trying to whittle our list down to just three teachers.
I'm happy to report that Mike Roberts--who hails from Big Fork, Montana-- is the 2009 Ypulse Totally Wired Teacher. Our two finalists are Kristine Bybee-Finley, a high school special ed teacher in Hurricane, WV and George Mayo, a middle school language arts teacher in Silver Springs, MD.
All of us on the YPulse Totally Wired Teacher Award Committee invite you to join your colleagues and fellow educators over at Edu4U (), an innovative new community for educators sponsored by Dell. Edu4U is dedicated to educators who are seeking to harness the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning for all students. Within this site, you will find information, resources and colleagues to help you achieve your teaching goals.
Congratulations to Mike, Kristine & George!