Floppy disks were probably the most advanced form of portable storage.
Personal computers at home were fairly common.
Played games like KidPix in the computer lab.
Had very old Macintoshs (not Macs) in our lab.
High school technology
Flash drives are the most popular form of portable memory.
Laptops are becoming popular, although not extremely common among high school students.
Students are expected to have access to and knowledge of the internet and word processing.
Email is a common form of communication.
Laptops are many times expected of students.
Courses are offered online
Assignments and quizzes may be turned in via online class sites.
iClickers are used for attendance and answering in-class questions.
A vivid technology learning experience
Traveling the world from comfort of your class.
Using Google satellite maps to walk the streets of other countries
A technology I want to use in my classroom
I really hope to be able to use smart boards in my class at some point in my career.
My vision of the classroom of the future
I would like to see the students have interactive desks that the student could just plug their memory stick into. The surface would be like a mini smart board, and the stick would hold all their personal settings.
A challenge for teaching
Since I plan to teach in public schools here in Hawai'i, money will definitely be one of the biggest challenges when trying to incorporate technology into my lessons. The state just doesn't have the money to pay for a lot of up to date technology in schools.
Words of wisdom
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. *Albert Einstein*