Welcome to the Team Turbo Teaching page.

Our goal is to provide you with resources and information about technology in education and how it affects our digital native learners. We welcome your comments and feedback.  Look to the bottom of each page for a place to submit your comments.

Here is a brief overview of what you will find within our webpage.

The Parent Resources Page provides links to resources to help parents understand how their digital native children are utilizing technology to learn.  Also included is information on the dangers your child could face with the multitude of technology available.  Internet safety tips for teens and parents, information on cyberbully and links to various texting informational sites can also be found on the Parent Resources Page.

The Teacher Resources Page provides links to resources that teachers might find useful. From classroom management, to parent communication, to skills practice, the Teacher Resource Page has examples and descriptions of websites and apps that teachers can use to help make their lives a bit easier. 

The Special Needs Student Resources Page provides links to resources to help teachers of special education/special needs students implement technology in their classrooms to help differentiate for their students.  Also included are links to books that special education teachers might find helpful for improving instruction in their classrooms and to help them know and understand the laws with which special education programs are bound.  Finally, a short information piece describes five ways that special education teachers can use technology in their classrooms.

The How-To Page gives a brief introduction of how web 2.0 tools should be taught in schools.   The page contains links to  websites, pdfs,  and other resources to help with using web 2.0 tools.  There are tutorial links on each of the web tools either in a pdf format, a youtube tutorial, or both.  There is an example of an animation along with the tutorial for you to make your own.  These links are great tutorials that can lead any student, parent, or educator on their way to becoming more knowledgeable in web 2.0 tools!

The Cyber Ethics Page provides resources for digital citizenship.  This page includes information about the Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship, videos concerning legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology and creative common license, and how to incorporate cyber ethics into your culture.  A way to teach digital citizenship is given using the concept of REPs.  This is a way to explain the themes of digital citizenship.  Cyber ethics can be taught beginning at the kindergarten level.  Also, additional resources and links are listed. 

Meet The Team

My name is Keri Grimsley.
I live in Godley, Texas. I taught 3rd and 4th grade for 9 years. This year I took on the role of assistant principal and have found that my passion is still in the classroom. However, my campus is in desperate need of strong instructional leadership and I am the only one passionate enough to do it. I will be an advocate for our students and do my best to make sure they get everything they need. Hopefully, I will fall in love with the job along the way.

My name is Pamela Mitchell. I have been an educator for 20+ years in the areas of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities). I love to learn and I believe that failure is not an option for our students. I believe a teacher's dedication to her/his students and learning something new can make failures non-existent.  I am excited to see what the future holds for me in regards to my educational career. 

I live in Jones, Oklahoma and have taught 3rd and 4th grade for 13 years.  My favorite part of teaching in watching the “light of learning” come on as students grasp new concepts.  I want to lead other teachers to improve teaching methods and provide students with all the resources possible to be successful in the classroom and life. The children’s best interests are my top priority.

My name is Charlene Hefferin.  I live in Richmond, Texas.  I have been teaching since 2004.  I have taught Math and Science to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. I am currently the Math Specialist on my campus.  I look forward to beginning the next stage of my career in education in the role of school administrator.

My name is Lisa Svoboda.  I began my teaching career in 2002 as junior high history teacher and 7th grade girls coach.  I knew that one day I wanted to be an administrator, so after 5 years at the junior high level, I switched to elementary so that I could gain more experience in varied grade levels.  After teaching at the elementary level for 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher, and reading interventionist I began a new position as assistant principal officially on January 6, 2014.   I am looking forward to this new challenge!