Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Vision

Hello, I am Pam Green and I have been teaching elementary physical education for 15 years. The first 6 years I taught in San Antonio then I moved up here to Dallas, taught one year in Terrell and the last 8 in Mesquite. One of the requirements when you teach in Mesquite is that you have to get a Masters degree with in ten years, so this is why I am getting my masters.

I decided that I would totally go in a different direction by getting my masters in LTIS/Library & Information Systems. This class is a requirement for my certification. I would like to go into the library after obtaining my degree. My expectations for taking this class is to learn more about blogging, movie maker and other types of technology and just an over all a better use of technology not only for myself but for my students as well.

What has meaning for me as I go through this class would be gaining the knowledge of being able to create things on the computer, such as power points, blogs, movie maker and such without having to ask my daughter for help.

Educational/instructional technology

The goal of instructional technology in Sheldon ISD is to assist teachers and administrators in seamlessly and effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning. Technology skills are key to 21st century education. Technology projects tied to the curriculum provide engaging ways to create, practice, and investigate. Technology supports research-proven instructional strategies in ways that engage students and teachers.

This definition for Sheldon ISD really sums it up. Technology enhances the curriculum to further the student’s education.

Educational Technology, Edutech Wiki. Retrieved February 3, 2009, from http://edutechwiiki.unige.ch/en/Educational_technology

Instructional Technology, Sheldon Independent School District. Retrieved February 3, 2009, from http://www.sheldonisd.com/education/dept/dept.hph?sectionid=123

Educational Technology. In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 3, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_technology

  • Key elements from my educational technology philosophy include:
  • Teachers should use technology as an enhancement to lessons.
  • Technology is and will be a part of our lives.
  • Teaching technology is my responsibility as an educator.
  • Technology is a hands on type learning.


  1. So...you're in LTIS/Library & Information Systems. One thing is for sure, you will not have to worry about work. It is a good field to be working in. I too would like to learn different technologies this semester. I should tell you, Windows movie maker is really a good program. Don't know if you hate windows or not:):)....you should give it a try. There is a great menu on the left that can help you with every step of the process. The thing to delve into is video formats....there's your dozens of possibilities:):)

  2. Your blog looks great!! I saw where you commented on Jennifer's blog that you were not happy with it. You said you were trying to get it to look like everyone else's - DON'T! Yours looks great!


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I live in Rockwall, Tx. and have been teaching Physical Education for 15 years. I have taught in Mesquite for the last 9 years. I decided that I would get my Masters in Library Science so here I am going in a totaly different direction in my life. I have a daughter who is 12 going on 22, but who is the love of my life. She plays select soccer in Dallas and I spend all of my time carting her all over creation to games, practice and tournaments. My time is her "social life". Before soccer she showed horses and we were on the road to horse shows. She was very good at that as well, but had to make a choice between the two when she went select and so she chose soccer. Besides my daughter I have 5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses that I share my life with.