Technology and Me
a personal timeline of
• ALOHA! My name is Sarah Mae Burdios.
• In 1993, I started school at Menehune Rainbow
Pre-School in Kaneohe, HI.
• I graduated from Moanalua High School in 2007
in Honolulu, HI.
• I first attended college at UH Mānoa in Fall of
• When I finish my degree, I hope to become a
high school English teacher.
my definition of Educational Technology
Learners in the 21st century should be able
to incorporate the use of computers,
media, the Internet, and web
technology in and out of the classroom.
Educational technology helps catapult
students to understand the world around
them; to be creative and independent;
and learn to be open-minded to the
pros and cons of online learning.
Websites on Ed Tech History
(from New Horizons for Learning)
1) Learning with the Internet
A Singaporean researcher shares how to effectively use
technology as a positive student learning experience.
2) Technology in Environmental Education
How technology not only enhances learning but also helps
students to explore and understand the world around them.
3) Americans Need To Know More About
The Etch-A-Sketch used to
inspire creativity and art.
The chalkboard was used as
the teacher’s main source of
teaching and learning.
As the Internet started
to become popular,
dial-up connection was
the only source. It was
slow, but it worked!
High School Technology
The original iPod created to
play music and only music.
Bill Gates created Microsoft Office,
which became the source of typing
documents and essays, instead of
using an old-fashioned typewriter.
The Samsung razor was my first
flip-phone. It was said that this
was the thinnest device of its
time and I was excited to start
texting (although I still had a
250-text limit per month).
Cell phone. MP3 player.
Internet. E-mail. All in 1.
Acer Netbook. Has all the
capabilities in a regular
PC, just way smaller and
easier to carry.
Nintendo WII is a game console
that allows you to have fun
without the stress of wires and
chords, and also helps you stay
healthy with its new Wii Fit.
A Vivid Technology Learning Experience
E-mail helped my family
keep in touch with my
father who was serving in
the military overseas .
The news of the 9/11
attacks spread quickly
Laulima offers resources, online when TVs in the
syllabus’, e-mail options, and classroom were available
grades for students. to all students.
A technology I want to use in the classroom
Audiobooks: for The Kindle: an
auditory learners electronic device
that all books can be
My Vision of the Future Classroom
A Challenge for Teaching
• Students with special needs
• Copyright issues / Plagiarism
• Distraction in the classroom
• The great literary works
unappreciated and lost
• Technology cannot grade a
student’s growth and
Words of Wisdom
“One’s destination is never
a place but rather a new
way of looking at things.”
-Henry Miller, American novelist and artist