#UTedChat Questions for 11/29 – Teaching Under the Influence of Awesomeness!

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This week we have Krystal Plott (@MissPlott) a School Technology Specialist and Technology Integration Coach for Granite School District and former 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teacher leading the discussion on Teaching Under the Influence … of Awesomeness! This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share your tips on being awesome and learn from the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Krystal via Twitter (@MissPlott) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: Who/what do you recall being your first (or main) influence in deciding to become a teacher?

Q2: In what ways do you hope your students remember you? 

Q3: Name one (or more) educational influencers that you recommend everyone should follow on twitter and why.

Q4: How do celebrities and the media at large influence education, if at all? 

Q5: If you could attend any fictional school from TV or movies, what one would it be and why? 

Q6: Share an inspirational quote that helps you get through the tough days. 


Krystal Plott is a School Technology Specialist and Technology Integration Coach for Granite School District and former 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teacher. She has presented at UCET and taught professional development for Granite School District’s math department. She is proud to be a Utah State Aggie and holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education, along with endorsements in Gifted Education and Educational Technology. She is a lover of Dr. Pepper, all things Disney and pink!

You can follow Krystal via Twitter at @MissPlott.

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Derek Larson

J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary in Washington County School District for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If educators can find ways to effectively harness technology into their teaching, they will be better able to reach their students and help them catch the excitement of learning. This is one of Derek's new goals as he works with teachers in rural districts across Southwestern Utah. Derek currently serves as a member of the UCET Board and the SUECON Committee.