About Me

I have always been fascinated by technology and how I could use it in my classroom.  Just to put things in perspective, I started teaching in 1980.  I’m old enough to remember the days of blue fingers, dittos and the duplicating machine.  In those days, even in my wildest dreams I could have never imagined that I someday I’d be able to create and send a worksheet from my classroom computer to the copy machine in the office to get a class set of copies.  Or that my chalkboard would be replaced with an interactive whiteboard.

My first introduction to a computer was in 1984 when my elementary school got the first Apple IIe computer in the district.  It was an exciting event for both teachers and students! I took my first computer class in 1985 and learned how to write simple programs in BASIC.  Soon after, I got a computer in my classroom and worked to integrate technology into my instructional practice.  The ever-changing nature of technology has always encouraged me to grow as a educator.

About ten years ago, I was introduced to Smart Board technology.  As soon as I saw it, I knew that this tool would revolutionize the way I taught.  I was the first in my building to teach with a Smart Board and I’ve never looked back.

I’ve always been willing to share what I’ve learning with colleagues.  In 2002, I began teaching professional development seminars at Lake Erie College.  Most of my seminars are related to the use of technology and Smart Boards.

In June 2011, I retired from teaching first grade for the Chardon Local Schools after thirty-one years of service.  I’m very excited to have more time to support teachers as they use technology to facilitate learning in the classroom at all grade levels.

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Laura Bogush
Technology Instructor
Smarter Tech Teaching