Ms. Buchman's Homepage

About Me

Welcome to my Homepage.

My name is Betty Buchman and I am the Technology Specialist at Jack D. Gordon Elementary school. Currently, I teach second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Jack Gordon is located West of Metro Zoo in the Country Walk development. We are an Enviromental/Technology themed school with over 1,600 students in grades Pre-K-5th.

At the age of two, my family relocated to Miami and I attended the following Dade County Public schools:

  • Ludlum Elementary
  • Miami Palmetto Jr. High
  • Miami Palmetto Senior High
  • After graduation I attended Miami Dade Community College and received my AA degree. In 1974, I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies. I hold Masters Degrees in Parenting Education and Computer Education. I have enjoyed teaching kindergarten, second, and third grades in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Plant City, and West Virginia. In my spare time, I have also worked as an orthodontic assistant.

    Now, I stay busy with two very active teenagers. Ryan is 15 and attends Miami Killian Senior High and Leslie is 13 and attends Arvida Middle School.

    Where I Live

    I live about 15 miles southwest of downtown Miami in the suburb of Kendall. Traffic in this area is a nightmare! If you have an 8:30 a.m. training class at the Museum of Science or a meeting at the School Board Building, plan on leaving NO later than 7:00 a.m. I must admit, the weather here is wonderful, usually in the mid 80's.

    About My Classroom

    I teach the following topics in my Multi-Media Learning Center: Basic computer skills according to the Technology CBC curriculum, HyperStudio, Kid Works 2, Kid Pix Slide Show, The Writing Center, and Claris Works 4.0 to name a few. I am very interested in meeting other teachers with great Multi-Media ideas. Check out Jack Gordon's Award Winning Centennial Project.

    Great WWW Educational Sites

    Miami Museum of Science
    A Great Resource for Online Science Activities

    Educational Resource Information Clearinghouse

    Classroom Connect
    An Online Resource to using the Internet in the classroom

    Dade County Public Schools
    Information related to Dade County Schools

    Other stuff

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