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An educational technology timeline

An educational technology timeline

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