Ms. McKibben Honored by Google for Education

Jackson Prep teacher Ms. Lou Ann McKibben was recognized by Google for Education on Monday, May 2 for her economics class. Google is going through Teacher Appreciation Week recognizing teachers and how they are using new innovations in the classroom.  

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 1.51.14 PMMcKibben utilized Google Classroom for the students to have a way to turn in assignments for the project and keep them all in one, organized place.  The students were able to upload files, including word documents, spreadsheets, and video links, in order to help McKibben eliminate the paperwork and keeping up with the binders.  The binders had been a hassle in the past to keep up with and take home. Now, she has all the projects on her computer and in one place because of Google Classroom.  Grading was accomplished much more quickly and done before the week was even over thanks to Google Classroom (and the diligent work of Ms. McKibben).

McKibben also had her students participate in a “Shark Tank” simulation. “Shark Tank” is a TV show in which small companies or people with invention ideas go to big time investors, or the “Sharks”, to present their ideas in hopes of having one of the “Sharks” invest in them. McKibben brought in former students and local businessmen to pose as the “Sharks”. It was a great experience for students to be creative and innovative. It also provided the students with the opportunity to practice a professional presentation. The day of the presentations, the students came to school dressed in professional attire for their presentations. Worth Eskriegge really enjoyed doing the project. “It was very fun to come up with an invention, and I think it will help us out down the road.”

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