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17. Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year: Anthony Grisillo

PA TOY Anthony Grisillo

 

Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year Anthony Grisillo certainly has a very interesting teaching background.  He began as a Gifted & Talented Teacher and now teaches Media Science.  Anthony talks about how he excites students in the library using termites and the latest technology he’s using with his students.

 

Rubik’s Cube Snowden Movie Premiere Mosaic Video

 

Website: Anthony Grisillo

 

Twitter: Anthony Grisillo

 

Internet Resources:

 

Prezi – Presentation software

 

Kahoot – Create, Play, and Share fun learning games.

 

Plickers – Allows teachers to collect real-time assessment data the need for student devices.

 

Aurasma – Augmented reality experience with everyday objects and images.

 

Recommended Book: 

 

Crafting Digital Writing by Troy Hicks

 

I Got Schooled! by M. Night Shyamalan

 

Quote:

 

“Students will rise to your standard of expectations.”  Jaime Escalante

 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

 

 

Final Period Before the Final Bell:

 

Morning Person or Night Owl

  • Both

 

Mac or PC

  • Both

 

Favorite Childhood Book

  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien

 

First Paying Job

  • Working in family grocery store

 

Favorite TV Show

  • Game of Thrones

 

Last Music Download or song playing in your car

  • Sting or Peter Grabriel

 

One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner

  • Carl Sagan

 

What would you do during an unexpected snow day?

  • Shovel Snow

 

Next Item on Bucket List

  • None.  Everyday is a gift; take advantage of everything I can.

 

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