Enthusiasm for Tech Makes this Teacher a Student Favorite
From advanced audio recording to drones, Ben Kelly uses tech to teach
“I love what I do every day. Who wouldn’t? I get to come in here, and I have HoloLens on my left, Soundtrap on my right, Minecraft in front of me, and drones behind me.”
Ben Kelly is a very popular technology teacher at Caledonia Regional High School in New Brunswick, Canada. His popularity comes from the way he shares his love and enthusiasm for technology with his students as a way to get them college and career ready.
Ben says that he uses Twitter to connect with other like-minded educators and even students and that the popular social media platform has led him to many discoveries of new technologies to use in the classroom. One example he cites is Soundtrap, a music and audio recording cloud service that brings the functionality of GarageBand to all devices used in the classroom. Additionally, he used Twitter to discover the Microsoft HoloLens and become one of the first teachers in North America to use one with students. Minecraft is another technology tool that Ben heralds as an across the board useful tool in helping inclusivity needs.
The kids seem equally as excited as Ben in using technologies in school. As he puts it, “I love what I do every day. Who wouldn’t? I get to come in here, and I have HoloLens on my left, Soundtrap on my right, Minecraft in front of me, and drones behind me.”
It’s clear that Ben Kelly loves his work and the students at Caledonia Regional High School are the happy beneficiaries.
This article was originally posted in the Huffington Post by Dr. Rod Berger.
About Ben Kelly:
Ben Kelly is teacher at Caledonia Regional High School at Anglophone East School District in New Brunswick, Canada. Ben is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Apple Distinguished Educator, Global Minecraft Mentor, New Brunswick STEM Teacher of the Year 2017 and Soundtrap Ambassador.
He started Canada’s first K-12 Dronography Program and his students work daily with the Microsoft HoloLens, Xcode and Swift and other empowering technologies.
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