Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
My name is Alyssa Tanaka
I started school in 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
I graduated from high school in 2007 in Moanalua. I first went to college at University of Hawaii in 2007. When I finish my degree, I hope to become an elementary school teacher.
My Definition of Educational Technology
…is the use of technology that heightens learning of students in an educational setting.
Websites on Educational Technology History
History of Computers in Education- http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech
History of Educational Technology- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/426986/History-of-Educational-Technology
History of Educational Technology Timeline- http://www.myplick.com/view/1PsTtfSckr_/HISTORY-OF-EDUCATIONAL-TECHNOLOGY-TIMELINE
No computers in classroom
Some households had no more than one computer
Some classrooms with one television
No more than two televisions at home
Some televisions had remotes, some didn’t
Cassette Tape Players
High School Technology
Television in every classroom (daily Morning Bulletins) with VCR and/or DVD player
At least two computers in every classroom
MeneMac (school technology class)
Phones in all classrooms
Almost all professors and students have their own laptop
Online classes and ways to turn in assignments
School wide E-Mail system
A Vivid Technology Learning Experience
LAULIMA- Laulima is so convenient and helpful. We are able to turn in assignments, gather notes or syllabi, and even communicate with our classmates and teachers through discussion boards!
HAITI EARTHQUAKE- With out the convenience of television, internet, and radio, we would have never known about this catastrophic disaster that happened to the small country of Haiti.
A Technology I Want to Use in My Classroom LAPTOPS- A lot of the students at the private school I work at have their own laptops, but I hope by the time I have my own classroom, each child will have their own laptop, at least to borrow. ELMO PROJECTORS- In grade school, I always I wanted to use an overhead projector, so now that there are ELMO projectors, I’m even more excited to use one.
My Vision of the Classroom of the Future
I hope that technology will go 3-Dimensional so that the children are able to freely manipulate things that are not native to the environment they are in.
A Challenge for Teaching
It is not easy to understand how to fully function a computer, and just like reading or math, everyone is on different levels of technological literacy. In that case, as teachers we need to constantly keep up with new technologies so that we are able to teach it to our children and assist them.
“ The most beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B.King