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Judy Miglino

Member since July 16th, 2009

NYC Department of Education


Brief biography: 
I have been a technology teacher for the past 15 years. I started teaching computers to K - 5 students after I finished my Master's Thesis on equity in technology in the classroom. I've also taught a number of professional development courses in computers. For the past 3 years I've been teaching technology in Middle School - students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades. I'm pushing my practice beyond project based learning to provide a basis for my students to learn programming and the logic behind it, hoping to move them towards careers in technology. I first started using Scratch with one of my more challenging 8th grade classes. One of my students was a boy who'd been suspended several times and was not at all interested in anything except surfing the net. I required each student to create one project in Scratch. This particular student not only created one project but, as a social leader in that class, got other students involved in Scratch as well. They created some dynamic projects and had an insight into programming. They (boys and girls) found a new opportunity for their future -- computer programming, something they never would have explored on their own.