Our Experiences

Meet the Participants

Melissa Hartman

School: McMillan Magnet Center
Subject: Science

I have a B.S. in biotechnology with a minor in chemistry and a M.S. in biology. Currently I am working on my doctorate in K-12 administration. When I'm not teaching or studying, I am enjoying my family and running my small chocolate business at www.thecordialcherry.com.

What are your reflections about using media in education?

I think media can be apowerful tool when teaching, and even more powerful when learning. Children tend to be more receptive whenever media and technology are integrated.

What is one thing about the Omaha Science Media Project that you'd share with other teachers?

My experience OSMP has been positive and intriguing. While I've learned to use the equipment and software, and have a better appreciation for the production side of media, the most valuable outcome from OSMP was the confidence I now have to use media as a producer and not only as a consumer.