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A Gonzalez Etec442 Tl

  1. 1. Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>My name is Amanda Gonzalez </li></ul><ul><li>I started school in 1990 in Chula Vista, CA </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated from high school in 2003 in Chula Vista, CA </li></ul><ul><li>I first went to college at Cuyamaca Community College in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>When I finish my degree, I hope to become an elementary school teacher </li></ul>
  3. 3. My definition of educational technology The many different forms of technology used to support student communication, collaboration, and learning, either as a direct tool or as one to create a greater awareness
  4. 4. Web sites on ed tech history <ul><li>www.techlearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.edutopia.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.educationworld.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/tnc.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kindergarten technology <ul><li>1-3 computers (hardly used) among The Children’s Company, an educational child development program for children 18 months to 5 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum was more hands on; using paints, clay, building blocks, etc. to learn </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elementary School Technology <ul><li>Clear View Charter School; Cox International Model Technology School </li></ul><ul><li>Technology embedded into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>“ Middle rooms” with 20+ computers per grade level; use of powerpoint, video cameras, microphones; floppy disks used to save work </li></ul><ul><li>4th-5th grade: Use of electron microscope and video conferencing with SDSU to study hair, bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Each grade level had 1-2 television sets with VCR </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers used overhead projectors </li></ul>http://www. edutopia .org/clear-view-charter-elementary-school Open in separate window; this was my fifth grade class:
  7. 7. High school technology <ul><li>Drop in usage of technology from elementary school to high school </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 Computer labs on campus; used to access internet as seniors for FAFSA </li></ul><ul><li>Required Intro to Computers course; focused on Word and Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Handwrote most assignments; CDs used to save computer work </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers used overhead projectors </li></ul>
  8. 8. College technology <ul><li>ETEC courses offered </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of assignments typed, posted online (ex: Laulima) </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of interactive conferencing (ex: Elluminate, Skype) </li></ul><ul><li>Every student owns a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers use ELMO, powerpoint presentations, YouTube videos, DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Flash drives used to save work </li></ul>
  9. 9. A vivid technology learning experience <ul><li>The popularity of 3D has made watching videos a more realistic experience </li></ul><ul><li>Video games and SecondLife programs are used world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 5 teens own a cell phone and 57% say they have improved their life , according to a national survey by CTIA and Harris Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Many colleges require that students own a laptop computer and bring it to class daily </li></ul>
  10. 10. A technology I want to use in my classroom <ul><li>I would love for each of my elementary-aged students to have their own laptop for use in the classroom! </li></ul>
  11. 11. My vision of the classroom of the future <ul><li>A collaborative, self-governing classroom where students at any age have a multitude of resources to complete real-world, critical thinking problems appropriate to each individuals abilities and learning styles. Students are having fun, pushing their limits, and learning the importance of responsibility in order to become contributing members of society, in and out of he classroom </li></ul>
  12. 12. A challenge for teaching <ul><li>FUNDING = resources available </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>Student/parent base knowledge and skill </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
  13. 13. Words of wisdom <ul><li>&quot;The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, &quot;The children are now working as if I did not exist.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Maria Montessori </li></ul>

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