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Michelle Lampinen, NBCT

High school English teacher at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, NJ

Michelle Lampinen teaches Digital Literacy, English I, and IB Language and Literature at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, NJ. BTHS is ranked 11th nationally and 1st in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report. She is a National Board Certified Teacher whose passion is educational technology, and her mission is to teach her students how to be responsible, literate digital citizens. She does her best to remind her students every day that they are more than a number, and their grades do not define them, despite what society says. Michelle blogs about teaching (though not as much as she'd like to) at

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  • Assessment

    Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

    Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.
  • Technology Integration

    Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

    English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.
  • Education Trends

    #EduElection: Tweet Through the Election

    Teachers Michelle Lampinen, Jon Olsen and Sarah Gross describe how they enabled over 100 students to discuss the Presidential debates live on Twitter. Taking the concept further, they have launched #EduElection for students and educators to discuss the national election.