About Me

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I appreciate what it can bring to the classroom.

I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Temple Beth Am Day School in Pinecrest, Florida.

I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing.

Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.

38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. thoughtsappear

    Introduction to Classical Myth? I’m completely envious of you. When I told my parents I wanted to major in that, my parents said they wouldn’t pay for my college.

    1. Jennifer Lockett Post author

      Well, I can see your parents point of view. Not many jobs in that arena. Perhaps take a few classes (or listen to my podcast), but study something that will get you a good job 😉

  2. Jared

    Hey! I just wanted to say that i’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, especially your most recent article on women warriors (love how you prefaced it with Gingrich’s silly comments, really fun post to read!). Your posts are fascinating!

    Anyhow, I just started my own site that covers history/archaeology news (www.diggerspost.com) and was wondering if I could add your site to my blogroll? I’ll definitely being checking back at your site and look forward to reading more of your great work!

    1. Jennifer Lockett Post author

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, please, add me to your blog roll and keep reading!

  3. Ashley

    I’ve been following your blog for a bit and thoroughly enjoy it. I do wonder what bit of advice you might offer someone with no experience in the education realm, but a BA in Anthropology and working on a MA in Education. I want to be a professor at a University/College.

  4. stumdanger

    So, yeah. Disregard and delete my previous comment. I don’t know if it was the service here acting up (avoid Iraqi ISPs) or wordpress being odd, but it seems to be resolved. Sorry for the bother.

  5. Robert Connolly

    Enjoy your blog. Are you the same Jenn that had a list of archaeo web sites a few years back? I do a blog called Archaeology, Museums and Outreach at rcnnolly.wordpress.com. I do occasional interviews with folks as well. See:


    I have really enjoyed your blog and podcasts and believe you bring a unique perspective to the table when considering education and outreach in archaeology. Would you be interested in answering about 10 questions in 500 words or so total for my blog? My primary audience is educators, archaeo and museum professionals, students, and the average josephine/joe on the street.

    I average in excess of 500 hits per post.

    Thanks for your consideration.


    Robert Connolly

  6. bellegroveatportconway

    Hi, I am search for some help in archaeology. My husband and I are working on opening a bed and breakfast in Virginia on a very historic property. The property is located in Port Conway and is the birthplace of James Madison. The home that is there now was built in 1791 and has been complete restored. The help I am looking for is on three items. The first is there are three outbuilding, a Smokehouse, an Ice House and a Summer Kitchen. I am wanting to figure out about when these buildings were built. I am working on research at the local and state levels in the library and on the internet. But with the Union army during the Civil War destroying most of the historic records, finding information can be near impossible. The next item is I know that there is an unmarked grave site on the main property of Belle Grove (the name of the property) with ten people buried there in the late 1700s to early 1800s. I know this because there was a marked placed there in the mid 1800s by a family member. The issue is that in 1983 a group of people (not sure if it as a historic society or not) moved the marker from the grave site to a cemetery about 200 yards away. They placed it at a church that was built on the property along with other family members. When they did, they placed a plaque on the marker stating that they moved it and that it was moved about 200 yards off the property. So now we don’t know where to look for the grave site. I have uncovered a letter sent to the owner in the 1950s stating concern around the grave site (about 1/8 of an acre with markers on the outside edges measuring 12 ft by 12 ft, which are not there anymore) but we still don’t have any idea where it is. What concerns me is that we are going to be doing some heavy landscaping and we don’t want to dig up poor John. The question I have is there something like a ground depression that I can look for? Any ideas? The last item is the older homestead that is on the property. This would be the house that James Madison was born in. At this point the location is lost to us. The theories we have heard are that is has washed away into the river, that it is located about 200 yards from a highway bridge and between that bridge and the current house and last that it’s foundation is under the current house. I am still trying to find some older maps in hopes that we can locate the spot. I don’t think its washed away though. In my research, I have books that state the foundation was still visible up to 1925. So I am hoping it has just been lost in the underbush. Any help and ideas you may have would be greatly appreciated! And I would welcome any ideas from your readers as well. You can contact me via email at bellegroveofportconway@gmail.com. Thank you for your time!


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  8. offbeatonpurpose

    hi, tried to email you, but I don’t use Outlook so… PLN’s are about 2 years old. To stay more up to date try wired.com ; mashable.com ; Tom Whitby on Twitter and #edchat on Twitter.

  9. Bruce Boughton

    After reading a post about Dropbox in the classroom, I would love to see a “top 10” of your favorite apps that you personally use (or see being used well) for K-6 and 7-12. Just curious…are you from Indiana or did you go to IU? …for me School of Education at IU, completed my student teaching with the Cultural Emersion Project in Wales. Thanks

    1. Jennifer Carey Post author

      The nickname “IndianaJen” comes from my experience as a trained Classical Archaeologist (Indiana Jones, Indiana Jen…).
      I actually have a few posts on the best iOS and Android Apps for Educators and Students.

      However, it seems it could be time for an Update!

  10. Martin McTomCat

    I don’t know why Jennifer is critical of the 1950’s?
    Most of the technology today (that Jennifer herself takes for granted), was pioneered and conceived in the 1950’s (video recorders, CD Rom, transistor radio, ICs etc).
    Jennifer claims, from a Feminist perspective, that women had no rights and could easily be assaulted by their spouses anytime! Well at least women could walk around, late at night without being attacked by drug crazed loonies! (later on in the late ’60’s & ’70’s).And besides the young men of that era (which includes my late father & my late uncles), were Gentlemen! It was easier for a woman to walk out of a “loveless’ marriage, as there was a shortage of availble women for marriage and a decent woman had no problem finding another suitable partner, as most men were excellent breadwinners then, most men in America today are under-employed & low waged.
    I agree with her about J Edgar Hoover, he was a scary man! My own Butch Gay Uncle knew him and also was a Police Chief, but he too feared Hoover!
    As for the Korean War and it’s casualties, it was nothing compared to the later Vietnam War of 1963-73!
    In my opinion, the 1950’s really ended on November 22nd 1963, when JFK(a distant Irish cousin of mine), was gunned down in cold blood! That was the beginning of the end of the Progressive Golden Era of America, as we now know as “The 1950’s”.

  11. Ted Hickox

    Well, in 2009 they erected 215 wayside markers across the state of Illinois to commemorate Abraham Lincoln 200th birthday. Each sign has a different story printed on it and each sign has an unique seal. Kids are supposed to etch the seals with pencil and paper for a souvenir. Would you like to see what the signs look like and know how I stumbled upon them?

  12. Ted Hickox

    Well, I backed into one of the signs in 2009 after I finished filming a parade. I was trying to back out of the crowd and I didn’t see the sign behind me. On that day I found their website and learned all about them. And yes, they do have a map that is supposed (notice I said supposed) to show everyone where the signs are. Unfortunately the map is full of errors. When I notified them of the errors, they asked me to videotape the correct locations. So I did. I did such a great job that they made me their map. Here is one of my videos:

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  15. Arianne Limonero

    Good day! I’m an Educational Technology student from the University of the Philippines. I have read your blogs, and I am indeed impressed by the ideas you’ve shared. 🙂 I would like to invite you to be our speaker in our webinar series regarding Educational Technology. We would really appreciate your valuable response. Thank you. 🙂


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