Dr. Wallace Wins Tech Award

posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:14 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    Pocomoke High School’s principal Annette Wallace was named the 2018 Maryland’s Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET).

    MSET honors one teacher and one principal every year for their effectiveness of using educational technology. The award is given to someone who has made great contributions to using technology in Maryland schools. Image result for pocomoke high school dr wallace

    Dr. Wallace was nominated by Brian Cook, a teacher at Pocomoke Middle School. She continues to promote the use of technology by Worcester County schools. She previously had weekly educational chats on Twitter. Dr. wallace used a certain hashtag that allowed other Worcester County educators to easily find it and comment any questions or stories they had about their classrooms.

    In the recent years, Dr. Wallace has put iPads and laptops in the hands of students for them to use to improve their education. Students and faculty at Pocomoke High School use technology and social media to communicate.

    “I think we can either be afraid of technology or we can teach our students to harness technology for positive reasons. We are in a time where people are saying phones and social devices will be the end for schools, but I think it’s fantastic.” said Dr. Wallace, according to The Dispatch.

    “I think that having my own school laptop is very beneficial because I can type papers and look things up while I’m at home,” said Julianna Holland.

    Pocomoke High’s principal continues to strive to encourage the use of technology in the classroom. All kids seem to be addicted to their phones now a days so letting them use technology in the classroom has been a big help. The use of technology seems to keep students more engaged in the activity that they are doing.

Uploaded: 3/15/18

Edited: PJ