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