The continued development of technology tools for education in the last 28 years has been nothing short of amazing.
Educational technology has so many definitions, but the bottom line is it makes teaching more engaging and interesting for our students.
To think that I had to use a typewriter with correction tape until I got to high school is quite funny. Getting to use an electronic typewriter was an upgrade.
Through the rest of high school and the first few years of attempting college, I avoided technology completely. I refused to learn how to email until it was made a requirement in my first interactive TV course in the fall of 2004. I also took cable classes and completed my bachelor’s degree almost entirely online.
This is our Promethean Board which we named Rocky. The boys are testing their alphabet knowledge together by playing with a game a downloaded from Promethean Planet for free. I also have an ActiView (Elmo) that I use to read small books, share the students work, and do activities together.
I don’t actually own an iPad or anything like it, but feel it would be a wonderful addition if money was not a factor.
Sometimes I feel like others in my profession frown upon the integration of technology because some aspects of its use conflict with some beliefs about how children learn best.
A personal timelineof educational technology ETEC 442- Summer 2012
Berna Souza Started school in 1984 at Kipapa Elm. in Mililani. Graduated from Mililani High School in 1997. College degrees: -Lib Arts AA (2004) and ECE AS (2006) from Kauai Community College -BASS ECE from UH West-Oahu (2011) When I finish my Master’s in Educational Technology degree, I hope to become a better resource to my students and fellow teachers.
. . . Learning to use technologicaltools that enhance the methods and resources used in teaching and learning. It involves theimplementation of new digital media and software in authentic ways.
An Overview of Progress and Problems in Educational Technology by J. Michael Spector http://greav.ub.edu/Der/index.php/der/article/view/39/126 Educational Technology Research Past and Present: Balancing Rigor and Relevance to Impact School Learning by S. Ross, G. Morrison, & D. Lowther http://cedtech.net/articles/11/112.pdf Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and the Schools by A. Collins & Halverson <http://mit.kku.edu.sa/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-714j-technologies-for-creative-learning-fall- 2009/readings/MITMAS_714JF09_read03_coll.pdf
Apple Macintosh: * We had to use commands to 1987- First computer draw a straight line from oneexperience in 3rd grade. point to the next- no mouse!(http://schools.4j.lane.edu/davinci/history.html)
Electronic Typewriter of 1994:Keyboarding class my freshmen year. (http://ebay.com)
There were anumber of options for distancelearning available.
Hokulea: A 1976 voyage to Tahiti . . . sailing into the traditions of the past. Hokulea:1999 call to the future via satellite phone to Kamehameha students.