I graduated from high school in 1976 in Naperville, IL
I first went to college at the University of Iowa in 1976 and received my degree Bachelors degree in Business Administration
I followed this with a post-bacc degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix
When I finish my current studies and earn my MEd degree in educational technology, I hope to become a better college instructor, utilizing current technology in my curriculum.
My definition of educational technology I believe that educational technology is an exciting, ever-changing, always useful tool to improve learning in a student centered, technology rich, classroom.
I attended three different high schools in two different countries. Very different schools…very different cultures. However, one thing was constant . My classroom in the 1970’s came with the same standard equipment: slide projector , screen , and overhead.
I love Open Table! This is an innovative restaurant reservation system that allows the user (diner) to make a confirmed reservation at thousands of restaurants around the world. Reservations at of a few of my favorite restaurants, shown below, were made using www.opentable.com
Calle Ocho in New York, NY French Laundry in Napa, CA Eleven Madison in New York, NY
A student centered learning environment that is technology enhanced with lessons that are always meaningful to the students. Although this should be standard in all classrooms today, I feel that until all administrators and educators “buy-in” it will still be a vision for the future.
I would challenge the Maui Culinary Academy to use Web 2.0 tools such as ifoods.tv not just as a teaching platform, but as an opportunity for our students to creatively post recipes and interact with Chefs around in the global community.