Innovate to Educate Entry

Hutchinson MS/Lubbock ISD

Toby Klameth, Teacher

What innovative technology initiative or project are you most proud of, and how has it improved teaching and learning in your school/district?

I implemented a digital media and animation program at our school. I started with a program of 25 students and have grown the program to over 200 (maximum allowable). We have won national awards for video game design and video production. I have also begun a daily news broadcast.

What were some of the biggest challenges to your initiative, and how did you meet those challenges?

Technology availability - we are a high performing school and we do not receive as much government funding as other schools, so I have had to use as much freeware as possible, borrow old equipment and purchase a little at a time.

What are the three biggest components that need to be in place for tech innovation to succeed are:

Drive for success
Passion for the subject
Willingness to search for and use whatever you find to motivate and empower students.

Return to all entries