Meet Stacy Lynn Fritz, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker
Posted by: Elena Ontiveros
As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!
Stacy Lynn Fritz
Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Connecting Globally Through Storytelling
Wednesday, August 6, 1:45 pm–2:30 pm PDT
Stacy Lynn Fritz teaches English at Croswell-Lexington High School in Croswell, Michigan, where she’s been for 17 years—her first ten years spent teaching special education.
In her afternoon session, Stacy will share her experience facilitating global student collaboration through storytelling and a pen pals program. See how her student writers from Michigan partnered with Taiwanese student illustrators to develop stories and interact with others from another country and culture.
When asked why she wanted to speak at EdmodoCon, Stacy answered, “I really enjoyed the previous EdmodoCon as an attendee—all the great ideas I got listening to other great teachers. I thought, ‘That would be pretty cool. I wonder if things I’m doing would inspire others.’ Plus, I’m an Edmodo geek! I tell everyone who teaches how they could use it, so I’ve been pontificating for a while on a grassroots level. I love sharing my Edmodo triumphs!”
Edmodo excitement can be so contagious. Stacy is an avid Edmodo user, integrating it into many classes, including independent studies and creative writing. “I believe the combo of me, my students, and Edmodo can do great things.”
Adding links, videos, and other attachments to assignments is her favorite Edmodo feature. “There are so many wonderful resources that I find (and some I create) that enhance the given assignments.”
As if teaching high school is not chaotic enough, Stacy lives amongst a dog, two bunnies, two rats, a lovebird, and an aquarium of fish.