Several years ago Gail and I went to a one day tech conference at Smith Mountain and were exposed to an awesome site called Trailer Mashup. The site is a repository of YouTube movie trailers that have been re-worked to suggest a different genre of movie. For example, The Shining is no longer a horror story. It is a sappy drama. My favorite is Scary Mary. This is a remake of the Mary Poppins trailer. When I was in the classroom, a former vice-principal told a parent that I reminded her of Mary Poppins. That has always stuck with me and on my bad days it helps me remember why I went into this profession. Of course, on my bad days, I could still be Mary. . . .It just depends on the day and what has happened as to what Mary you can expect. Today the Mary below is the Mary you will find in me.
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler