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.
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.
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- 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.