Palo Alto Unified School District
Educational Technology TOSA
Barron Park Elementary
Smita is the Educational Technology TOSA for Barron Park Elementary school in Palo Alto. She is a passionate educator, who enjoys trying out new ideas, sharing, collaborating, making new friends, building long-term relationships and reaching out to each student.Coding and Makerspaces starting from Kindergarten are two of her biggest passions as an Education Technology Specialist. She has pioneered the following in the Palo Alto Unified School District as a coach and specialist: Noon-time coding clubs, Makerspace , Coding & Robotics in grades K-5, 3D designing & printing Grades 1-5, Implementation of Schoology in Elementary, Implementation of Google Apps in Elementary, implementing 1:1 iPads school-wide. She is the cofounder for EdcampSV, EdCampSVMake. Started the PAUSD Code Fest, is on the Teacher Advisory Board for the Computer History Museum, is Raspberry Pi Certified.