Phone: 510-231-1436 ext. 26366
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Economics - Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. Teacher Credential - JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE WORLD HISTORY TAB ON THE LEFT FOR MY 7TH GRADE INFORMATION
Mr. Ted Dunn
Video Presentataion of Back to School Night (BTSN)
My technical experience goes all the way back to my college days at Union College, Schenectady New York, when we had to write our own programs to manipulate data. In the newspaper business world in Connecticut and California, we used computer programs to manage our data and the use of early spreadsheets (Lotus1-2-3). I was able to bring that expertise to education by being involved in progressive districts, such as Acalanes, San Ramon, Mt. Diablo, and Martinez, located in the East Bay of the Greater San Francisco Bay area. I spent the bulk of that time in Martinez, where I was involved in using technology in the classroom.
When I started at Adams Middle School in West Contra Costa Unified School District, I immediately started to use the technology at hand, such as an early Samsung doc camera, and then using the first Mimio interactive whiteboard (which I still use today). I taught a class in computer technology the last year at Adams and started to use a website for my material. For the last 11 years I have been here at Pinole Middle, in Pinole California, Part of the San Francisco Bay area, I continued to use the Mimio and a doc camera and just the last nine years I have been involved in the district website as the school webmaster. I am also the lead teacher for technology at the school. I am the World History teacher at Pinole Middle School. I am also the Webmaster, and the technology lead at the school. I am a proud member and past presenter of CUE (Computer User Educators), The WCCUSD Technology Advisory Committee, CCSS (California Council of Social Studies) and I participated in the Teach American History (TAH) for the district and I continue to share information throughout the district.