Technology and Me A Personal Timeline of Educational Technology Donnalyn Hong Spring 2010
Overview <ul><li>My name is Donnalyn Hong </li></ul><ul><li>I started school in 1994 at Heeia Elementary School in Kaneohe then moved to Kauluwela Elementary School in Honolulu </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated high school in 2007 from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu </li></ul><ul><li>I started college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in fall of 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>When I finish my degree, I hope to become an elementary school teacher </li></ul>
My Definition of Educational Technology <ul><li>Educational technology to me is the use of any sort of technology, low or high tech, that enables students to learn more efficiently and that will make learning more advanced and practical </li></ul>
Websites on Educational Technology History <ul><li>“ History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education”: http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/histofcs.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ History of Educational Technology”: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/426986/History-of-Educational-Technology </li></ul><ul><li>“ History of Technology in Education” (video): http://www.classroom20.com/video/history-of-technology-in </li></ul>
Kindergarten Technology <ul><li>In kindergarten and first grade, I remember there being only two computers in the class with a dot matrix printer. The computers were big blocky IBMS and the screen resolution was bad in retrospect. The computers were used only for typing. </li></ul><ul><li>We also had a TV and VCR player </li></ul>A story I wrote and typed using an IBM computer and dot matrix printer in the first grade
High School Technology <ul><li>In high school we had one designated computer lab that had about 25 Mac desktops </li></ul><ul><li>The library had a set of 30 Macbooks and about 20 PC desktops </li></ul><ul><li>The printers in the lab and the library were on a network </li></ul><ul><li>Each teacher had their own personal computer and printer in their classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Projectors were available that the teachers could rent from the library </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers, especially math teachers, had one overhead projector </li></ul>
College Technology <ul><li>The computers that are available for use in Sinclair and Hamilton are efficient but not current </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and printers are readily available </li></ul><ul><li>Cameras can be borrowed </li></ul><ul><li>The CCC has very nice computers available for use that can run Linux, Windows, or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>UH supports only up to Microsoft Word 2003 which makes it difficult because most students have laptops and computers bought after 2007, which is the latest version of Microsoft Word </li></ul>
A Vivid Technology Learning Experience I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop and I really like it. I didn’t have any complaints with my Windows Vista but I’m finding Windows 7 to be a lot quicker and more efficient when running multiple programs and windows. Google Chrome is an awesome internet browser. It’s really simple when you have multiple tabs open. Also, you can download an endless amount of extensions that make web browsing much more pleasurable. I recently downloaded a dictionary extension. So when I’m on a page and I’m not sure what a word means, I can just highlight the word, double click it, and a bubble with the definition of that word will form above it. I have a G1 phone with T-mobile, which was the first phone to come out by Google with the Android operating system. I’m really looking forward to the release of Android version of Apple’s iPad called the Vega Android Tablet. It has a 15 inch screen.
Technology I Want to Use in My Classroom I want to have a Smartboard in my classroom. I also want to use Vision which will enable me to monitor my students on their computers to keep them on task.
My Vision of the Classroom of the Future <ul><li>I hope that in the future, each classroom will have enough computers or laptops for each student to have one </li></ul><ul><li>For upper grades, just like we can submit assignments on Laulima, I hope they will be able to turn assignments in on a server </li></ul><ul><li>Less pencil and paper </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent on graphic arts </li></ul>
A Challenge for Teaching <ul><li>A challenge for me is being familiar with the different types of technology and operating systems on computers </li></ul><ul><li>A barrier in the future in using technology in my teaching will probably be funding </li></ul>
Words of Wisdom <ul><li>“ If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” – John Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>“ The principle goal of education is to create men and woman who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done” – Jean Piaget </li></ul>