Applied Technology

Technology-Enhanced Lessons & Resources


As part of a Digital Citizenship Week, I create a Canvas course for all students at our High School to complete. Students were enrolled and had to proceed through 4 short lessons outlining key components of the Digital Citizenship curriculum for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

ISTE Standards Addressed

Empowered Learner

  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Digital Citizen

  • Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

  • Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.


Clear and navigable design is a determining factor to student engagement and achievement. The development of this presentation, Crafting Canvas, evolved from a need for consistency among our teachers and how students were accessing digital content.

Digital Content and Instruction

  • Identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate digital tools and resources to challenge students to create, think critically, solve problems, establish reliability, communicate their ideas, collaborate effectively.

  • Evaluate and appropriately modify the form and function of the physical learning environment to create a conducive digital learning environment.

Crafting Canvas - NCTIES 2021

Software and Digital Platforms


I am a Canvas LMS administrator for my school. I have used it to share resources for our faculty and to help teachers integrate digital lessons in their classroom.

G- Suite

We are a Google-based district so I use many of the collaborative tools in Google, also as an LTI within Canvas.


Students respond to discussion posts asynchronously using Flipgrid. This is a great way to have my more reserved students speak out.


Teachers can make any video instructionally relevant by adding questions, comments, and voiceovers to any video lesson.


Moodle is used at Western Piedmont Community College as the Learning Management System. Online courses are delivered asynchronously through this LMS.


Zoom has become the standard for synchronous meetings among faculty and students. As the platform continues to evolve and add new features, I frequently update our faculty on these resources.


Canva is an incredibly powerful digital graphics and marketing tool. I have used this program to create graphics for our website and design logos/projects for teachers in our school.


Blackboard is used at Catawba Valley Community College as the Learning Management System. Online courses are delivered asynchronously through this LMS.