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    • Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
    • Overview
      • My name is Michael Hewitt.
      • I started school in kindergarten, 1964 in Iowa. I found some moldy old medical grad student books in the basement and was fascinated at how words fit together. My mom showed me how to find different parts of words and their origins and meanings in a dictionary.
      • I graduated from high school in 1977 (GED) in Wyoming.
      • I first went to college at Central Wyoming College in 1977.
      • When I finish my masters degree, I hope to eventually get a doctorate and become a teacher of technology for other teachers. I’d also consider work in the private industry teaching software and business training of IT professionals.
      • I never worked on on a computer until I was 36.
    • My definition of educational technology Teacher facilitated, student oriented, methodology utilizing practice with technological resources, in an interactive environment to improve teaching and learning.
    • Web sites on ed tech history
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    • Kindergarten technology When I was in Elementary the major technology was a rare reel to reel movie. There were no computers. We used mostly pencil, crayon, glue, paint and paper.
    • High school technology My high school only had two early word processors which were reserved for journalism.
    • College technology My college course work didn’t require a computer until 1999. I first learned word processing and layout for a journalism class. I took a beginning computer class and it helped me on the job so I went ahead to earn an ITS degree.
    • A vivid technology learning experience
      • One student learned PowerPoint in class and completed impressive projects at home like a family genealogy and a tour of her flower garden. It taught me that sometimes a little acorn becomes an oak.
    • A technology I want to use in my classroom
      • I’d like to learn podcasting and using social networking tools to get students interested. I don’t know much about the gadgets younger people are using.
    • My vision of the classroom of the future
      • I believe classes will continue to become more global because of the Internet. Classrooms in China will be one day able to speak with students in Vermont with computer software translating. I think many tradition teaching methods will be through digital means.
    • A challenge for teaching
      • I need to learn more of the technology young people are using. This will mean constantly working to keep up with newer technologies as they come out.
    • Words of wisdom
      • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats