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Tech-Savvy Teacher Pays It Forward To Tech-Hungry Students

By Gabrielle Hedlund in · Podcast · October 21, 2015

In episode 5, I talk with Hilary Cuevas-Balanon, a fourth grade teacher in the Poway District in Southern California. Balanon is no stranger to technology. In the early days of the web, she taught herself HTML so she could build a class blog to connect her classroom and its parent community. Now, in her 22nd year in the classroom, she is a tech mentor, helping other teachers use their district’s Learning Management System effectively, and introducing them to the Behavior Management System, ClassDojo.

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Teach for 2020 is a podcast where teachers have conversations about the tools they use in the process of great teaching. Each episode the host, a middle school teacher, talks to a different educator about the role of technology in their classroom, and how it enhances the learning process. These educators will come from a variety of cities and school districts, and each will have something unique to share.

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Gabrielle Hedlund (@gabbyh)

Gabrielle Hedlund is a middle school teacher, former journalist and web worker, knitter, and mama. She grew up in Oakland, CA has a BA from UC Santa Cruz, and has ridden a bicycle the length of California three times.