Mr. Barnes is a great technology teacher at McDowell, however there is a lot more to know about him. I wanted to know what he used to do and what he was actually like. I knew he got a huge grant last year to get everything has this year, but what did he do when he did not have VR headsets or a green screen or the makey makeys or even the 3-D printer. Let’s find out!
Question – How did you get all of the technology you have?
Answer – A lot of it is from a class that I took to allow the school to get special funds from the state.
Question – What did you do before you had all the technology you have now?
Answer – We did work on the computer and learned a lot about google and practiced typing.
Question – How long have you been teaching?
Answer – This is going to be my twenty-ninth year.
Question – How many people are in your family?
Answer – Me and my wife live in my house with a dog and a cat. However I have two daughters that are both teachers.
Question – How long have you been married?
Answer – I have been married for twenty-eight years to Beth Barnes
Question – Where did you go to college?
Answer – I went to Ohio University, and attended the Chillicothe and Lancaster campuses for most of college.
Question – Have you always wanted to be a teacher?
Answer – Yes, but while I was in college I worked many jobs such as: working in a shoe repair shop and a factory as well as laying carpet.
Question – If McDowell did not have technology would you still teach here?
Answer – Yes, I hope so.
Question – If you did still teach here what would you teach?
Answer – I would probably teach science again, since I taught science before technology.
Question – What all have you done at McDowell?
Question – What sports do you like to watch?
Answer – I like to watch football and baseball.
Question – What is your favorite sport to play?
Answer – I enjoyed football and wrestling when I was in high school.
These are all of the questions that I asked Mr. Barnes and his answers. Hopefully you learned something about Mr. Barnes as I did. If only every school could have the same technology that we did.