Welcome to Jane Holzapfel's Home Page



Teacher Technologist
Clifton Middle School
Houston, I.S.D.

Bachelor of Science Degree
Purdue University
Lafayette, Indiana

Master of Education
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Hometown
Vienna, Virginia

Naturalized Texan
Everyone is important and everyone has something to contribute.


Philosophy The Gardens The Cardboard Box
Favorite Lessons Awards Plan B
GirlTECH Activities Technology Tips


  • Renaissance Gardens in Villandry, France
  • Fortress Garden in Angers, France
  • Garden in Deauville, France

   As a teacher, I prefer to give my students the cardboard box, instead of the toy, and let them shape it into whatever lesson I want them to learn. I want my students to use technology as a tool to appreciate and protect the environment.

Favorite Lessons

  • Wildlife Rescue
  • Centimeters of Trash
Favorite Activities
  • Digital Photography of Wildflowers
  • Flower Beading
  • Reading Historical Novels
  • Finding Unique Ways to Recycle Junk
  • Needlepoint
Favorite Sites
  • Dr. Splatt's Roadkill Mysteries
  • Armadillo, The Best Way to Study Texas History
  • The Rainforest
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
    These pages were developed through GirlTECH '96, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center A special thanks to all the people behind the scenes who made this program available.

Send comments to: jholzapf@cs.rice.edu

© Copyright by Jane A. Holzapfel, GirlTECH Participant