Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
My name is Lori Nakamoto
I started school at Aina Haina Elemtary
I graduated from high school in 2004 from Punahou School located in Hawaii
I first went to college at the University of the Pacific located in Stockton, California
When I finish my degree, I hope to become an elementary school teacher
My Definition of Educational Technology Educational technology is technology that is incorporated into the classroom to enhance both the teacher’s instruction and the students’ learning. It encourages creativity, exploration, and curiosity.
Kindergarten Technology In Kindergarten and all of elementary school the only technology in the classroom was a television, radio, and calculators. The only computers available were located in the library computer lab which we visited only a few times a month.
High School Technology In High School technology became a part of everyday life. Papers and projects were required to be word processed, the iPod was introduced, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) was the number one choice for communicating.
College Technology In college it is impossible to function without technology; proof in point, laptops are required for the College of Education. E-mail, YouTube, My UH Portal, Facebook, digital cameras, and on-line classes are a few of the thousands of way we now use technology in school and in our free time.
A Vivid Technology Learning Experience
E-mail becoming one of the primary communication lines
Keeping in touch and reconnecting with friends through Facebook
Storing every CD I own plus thousands of more songs, videos, and games on a handheld iPod
A Technology I Want to Use In My Classroom…
My Vision of the Classroom of the Future
Laptop for each student
SMART board for each classroom
Projector and ELMO for each classroom
Technology will open up a world of possibilities for the students they never dreamed to be possible
Challenges for Teaching
No budget for technology
Not enough technology to be effective
Teachers are not able to keep up with all the latest technologies
Words of Wisdom
“ It's not that we use technology, we live technology.”
“ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry Brooks Adams