Dr. Inyasamma Karanam | Chemistry & Biology



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Dr. Inyasamma Karanam

Dr. Karanam has been teaching since 2000. She currently teaches chemistry and biology II at LaGrange High School. Prior to 2009, when she came to Calcasieu Parish, she worked as a secondary science teacher in the Maldives in Asia; in London, England; in India, and in Columbia, South Carolina. She has taught chemistry, biology, physical science, environmental science, general science, and physics. She attended overseas institutions, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science with three majors in microbiology, chemistry, and botany. She also holds a Bachelor of Education in Biology and Foreign Language, a Master of Science in Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Education. 

While she aspired to become a medical doctor, she instead became a teacher who grew to love the profession which has become a passion for her. She has been a mentor, a member of the Leadership Team, and was head of the Science Department for three years. She was rewarded and recognized as a Teacher of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Her passion is teaching science. She loves to find creative ways to bring instruction to life for her students. Dr. Karanam’s classes are more practical than theoretical. Apart from teaching, she also sponsors VEX Robotics and Science Club. She also presents at district science in-services. Dr. Karanam’s hobbies are exploring the world, gardening, watching movies, exercising, and spending time with friends and cooking for them.  

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Access to Technology

  • “In my class, students use their laptops. If they forget to bring their laptops, I provide them with devices. I have fifteen iPads, nine Apple pens and a Promethean board. I also have 12 charging stations to keep everything going, so we can use technology every day. Students independently log into Canvas, Microsoft Whiteboard, and Forms on daily basis along with other sources that are used in my lessons. For example, students can use their email to access missed class work. Also, every day they must check Canvas for any makeup work. My students have access to different apps like Edulastic, Problem Attic, Sway, Kahoot, OneNote, EdPuzzle, etc. Without technology, I wouldn't know what to do as there is no more paper in my classroom.Technology makes my job much easier.” 



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Technology Integration Video

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    • First, visit all the Virtual Tech Showcase Teacher Webpages and consider how the ideas and resources could be integrated in your own classroom.
    • Then, actively attend the LIVE Tech Showcase Event scheduled on Thursday, May 4th, from 3:30PM-4:30PM.
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