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Etec 442 Timeline Kanesa4

  1. 1. Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology Kanesa Duncan ETEC 442 July 15, 2008
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>My name is Kanesa Duncan </li></ul><ul><li>I started school in 1979 in Alameda, CA </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated from high school in 1993 in Fremont, CA </li></ul><ul><li>I first went to college at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA </li></ul><ul><li>When I finish my degree, I hope to become a better teacher </li></ul>
  3. 3. My definition of educational technology In my opinion, technology is a mode of inquiry used in the search for new knowledge. Under this definition, technology does not have to be “high tech”, rather technology is any tool that helps satisfy a need through construction, production and testing of artifacts, systems, and techniques.
  4. 4. Web sites on ed tech history <ul><li>Slates, slide rules, and software: teaching math in America ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Technology History ( ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kindergarten technology <ul><li>We had a felt board to tell stories in class. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t remember even knowing there was such a thing as a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, I don’t remember having a TV until 2nd grade, but I do think it was in color. </li></ul>
  6. 6. High school technology <ul><li>In middle school, people had Texas Instrument and Atari games. There was also “speak n math or spell”. </li></ul><ul><li>In high school, we had an Apple II that my step dad bought from his friend who had upgraded it to an Apple II E. My mom took a college class and made a picture of a roadrunner using code. I wrote code to make the cursor draw a square. You also had to press the escape button before the key to make a capitol letter. </li></ul><ul><li>I school, I made the year book using real photos and an enormous half-toning machine. We actually cut pictures for the layout. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide shows of pictures played to music were really high tech, and we spent hours creating them! </li></ul><ul><li>Ps. Just say “mix tape”! </li></ul>
  7. 7. College technology <ul><li>I bought my first real computer my freshman year in college, along with the book “The Mac is Not a Typwriter”. We used “real” floppies… and then new floppies. </li></ul><ul><li>I did statistics by entering code. Learning EXCEL and powerpoint was huge. Then, WWW started marketing, even at Safeway. </li></ul><ul><li>I really learned to type in the later half of college because email became popular, and I was trying to communicate with prospective graduate school advisors (1998). </li></ul><ul><li>By grad school in 1999 (UH), I had an IBM Thinkpad and zip drives. The school computer room had scanners and laser printers. People still used overheads as backups for slide projectors at conferences. Powerpoint was a tool to make slides for the slide projector (at the photo store). </li></ul>
  8. 8. A vivid technology learning experience <ul><li>In “Back to The Future” there was a radio that was “small”. I remember my step dad telling me after the movie that the country’s most forward envisioning think-tank members were not able to get close to the current rate of technology growth. I’ve always remembered that; we are progressing faster than we can even imagine in our wildest dreams. Now I use an ishuffle when I paddleboard in the ocean, and it is so small it fits in my ponytail. It also has a memory 4x larger than the hard-drive of the computer I began graduate school with, less than 10 years ago. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A technology I want to use in my classroom <ul><li>I would like some “regular technology” in my classroom - like microscopes that connect to a computer and an LCD projector dedicated to my room. A smartboard, a printer and classroom computers would also be great. I’d love to have these things on demand, but right now I can check out a lot of technology, it’s just not as immediate as I would like. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d also love to use more online technology like Google Earth as well as online blog sites and classroom networking that is safe and educational. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My vision of the classroom of the future <ul><li>A classroom without borders … and a world to explore. </li></ul><ul><li>In my classroom of the future, we are connected but also independent explorers. </li></ul><ul><li>We share knowledge and feel empowered. </li></ul>www.InteractiveArchitecture.Org
  11. 11. A challenge for teaching <ul><li>The challenges for teaching with technology are that: </li></ul><ul><li>1. It takes a lot of time (especially because it doesn’t always work). </li></ul><ul><li>2. It can be very expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>3. It is always changing. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Words of wisdom <ul><li>&quot;Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver </li></ul><ul><li>I plan to teach. </li></ul>