My name is Lisa Raines Frissen and I have been in education since 1995. I have been a technology facilitator and a French teacher in both high school and middle school levels. In 2008, I pursued my dream of living in Europe and moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. While there, I was employed as a customer service representative at TomTom. I am currently in the U.S. teaching middle school French in the Guilford County School System.
Most of what I have learned about computers in the early years, I learned through professional development in the school system. When I was in college, computers were just coming into their own and the Internet was still in its infancy. I started learning on a PowerMac 5400 and fell in love with computers. I continue to learn and grow but my classroom is now the Internet and the blogosphere. My personal learning network has taught me much over the years. I strongly encourage you to make your own if you haven’t yet dived in.
I love education, French, and technology. My other interests include travel, films (particularly the classics), music, scrapbooks, making jewelry, shopping (thanks to my husband for turning me into a shopper), MMOs and other online games.
I don’t pretend to know it all. This blog is my little attempt at venting every now and again when I am just bursting with ideas. I have this silly notion that if teachers share their knowledge it will make education better. I say it’s silly because I have found that many teachers do not want to share their knowledge and guard it like it was their own treasure trove. I tip my hat to all those educators out there who do indeed share great ideas and who have made me a better teacher for it. Let’s pass it forward and keep the knowledge-sharing going!