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Susan Basalik

Hi! I'm Susan Basalik, an elementary stringed instrument teacher in the Methacton School District. I teach and live slightly northwest of the city where great things happen, my hometown of Philadelphia, PA. I've been teaching for a very long time! In fact, I'm now teaching the children of some of my former students and some of my former students are now my colleagues! I love working with technology. One of my greatest passions is seeing how I can adapt all kinds of apps to work for my students. I have some favorite "non-music" apps that I really enjoy using with my students. One of my favorites, hands down, has been Wakelet! I love the simplicity of Wakelet as well as the variety of ways that it can be used in almost any situation. My other favorite apps include Flipgrid, Loom, Screencastify, EdPuzzle, Mote, and all of the Google apps. I'm currently building virtual stringed instruments using MakeyMakey and Scratch. 
When I'm not teaching or making crazy techy things, you can find me playing the cello, riding my bike, knitting, making desserts, and rooting for the Phillies. I'm proud to be a Google Certified Trainer for Education as well as a Flipgrid Grid Guide, 2021 Flipgrid Innovator, and Student Voice Ambassador. I'm active in the PA Music Educators Association. I'm also a Keystone Technology Innovators Star (class of 2019) and I returned to KTI Stars Summit in 2021 as a Lead Learner. My family consists of my husband and son, both of whom are incredibly supportive of all of my crazy endeavors! 
I'm on Twitter at @sebasalik. You can check out my website, Interactive Music Education for All at  Two of the Wakelets that I've designed for my students to use can be seen on this page. Thanks for reading my bio!
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