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Ibbs Tech Timeline

  1. 1. Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>My name is Stephanie Ibbs </li></ul><ul><li>I started school in the late 1970’s in Orange county, California </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated from Rosary High School in 1990 in Orange county, California </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated from college at Humboldt State University in Humboldt county, California in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>I am currently working toward a degree in library science from the University of Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>When I finish my degree, I hope to become a school library media specialist </li></ul>
  3. 3. My definition of educational technology Educational technology is… the use of tools to create a global learning community that promotes student achievement; authentic learning experiences allow teachers and students to meet 21 st century standards.
  4. 4. Web sites on ed tech history <ul><li>History, The History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History of Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computers in Education: A Brief History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>article </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Kindergarten technology <ul><li>We had no TV’s in the classroom, but did watch some movies on a reel to reel movie projector </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts were called “dittos” and they were created on a “ditto machine.” The ink was a purplish color and had a distinctive smell </li></ul>
  6. 6. High school technology <ul><li>Typing classes were taught on typewriters instead of stand alone word processors or computers </li></ul><ul><li>At home I used a stand alone word processor instead of a computer to type my papers </li></ul><ul><li>A computer lab was used to teach computer programming (example assignment: students would input a code to create a fireworks display) </li></ul>
  7. 7. College technology <ul><li>During my undergraduate years… </li></ul><ul><li>Few people had cell phones; they were considered extravagant, big and bulky </li></ul><ul><li>I still used a stand-alone word processor at home </li></ul><ul><li>On campus, computer labs provided some students with their only computer access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet was just getting started and I got my first email account (1995) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. A vivid technology learning experience <ul><li>On January 28 th , 1986, my class and I were excited about the opportunity to watch the Space Shuttle Challenger lift off (we had a TV in our classroom!) </li></ul><ul><li>Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher to attempt a trip to space, was on board </li></ul><ul><li>Together as a class, we witnessed this unforgettable, tragic event </li></ul><ul><li>Click to view the disaster - YouTube - Challenger Disaster Live on CNN </li></ul>
  9. 9. A technology I would like to use in my classroom <ul><li>I would like my students to have access to a Flip video camera and movie making software </li></ul><ul><li>They could create and share videos as part of a project-based learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Example: A documentary entitled Save our Reefs: The State of Coral Reefs in Hawaii. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My vision of the classroom of the future <ul><li>I would like to see a classroom where each student has access to a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools (Websites, blogs, wikis, podcasts, and videos) could be used to create a global learning community, and in doing so, enhance student learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. A challenge for teaching <ul><li>Many teachers are most comfortable teaching the way they were taught </li></ul><ul><li>Busy teachers have difficulty keeping up with the latest technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Schools do not have proper funding to provide and maintain technology-related tools </li></ul>
  12. 12. Words of wisdom <ul><li>Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. </li></ul><ul><li>~ William Butler Yeats </li></ul>