Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Start of Fall 2008

Welcome to our course!

Please introduce yourself to the group. Describe yourself in terms of your technological competencies. Explain why you are taking this course. What does "teaching and learning with technology" mean to you.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

My name is Kimberly. I am an Elementary Education major with a French minor. My hopes are to teach Kindergarten. Years ago, I used to be interested in web-design, but since then, I haven't really learned anything new about it. I am taking this course to become better acquainted with the use of technology in the classroom because in the future, that is all we may be using as teachers. With the changing pace of our society, it is important to stay up to date on the latest technology.

Beth said...

I do not have much experience with technology. I feel that I need to take this course so that I am able to keep up with technology and bring that to the classroom when I am a teacher. This class was also recommended for education majors, so I thought it would be a good idea to take it.

Natalie said...

My name is Natalie. I am a junior educational studies major. I want to teach elementary education. I am fine with basic technology, but I am not that technologically savy. I am taking this course to improve my technology skills so I can use technology in the classroom to aid my students. I think technology is an important aspect of teaching students today. Technology is a useful tool to engage students in learning.

Beth said...

oh, I didn't introduce myself! My name is Beth Izzo and I am an elementary education major.

Cara said...

I'm Cara. I'm an Elementary Education major. I hope to teach 2nd or 3rd grade. I decided to take this course because I know that teaching is evolving and technology in the classroom is very beneficial. I do not have much experience with technology, which is another reason why I chose to take this class. Like Beth, I recognized the need to be able to bring technology into my classroom in the future.

Chelsea said...

My name is Chelsea. I am able to use the basic tools of a computer but do not have much experience with more complex programs. I feel that it is essential for me to be knowledgeable with computers and technology since it plays a huge role in our everyday lives. It will also be important for me to use when I am a teacher. I'm hoping this class will help me to be more comfortable with using a computer efficiently.

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Emily A. said...

Hi, everyone. My hame is Emily. I am an Elementary Education and Spanish double major, hopefully, and would eventually like to teach primary English Language Learners. I think that using technology in the classroom can only benefit learning when it is done well. I am taking this course to learn how to better use technology as a part of teaching. I think that it is important to bring technology into the classroom with the changing times.

Amanda said...

Hi Everyone!
My name is Amanda. I feel like I have a pretty good competency when it comes to computers, but I am not sure the best way to incorperate them into a classroom. I believe technology is important in the classroom and I hope this class can strengthen my future classroom.

Liz said...

Hi I'm Liz Ave Maria and I'm a sophomore elementary education and psychology major. I wanted to take this class because technology is becoming increasingly important in the classroom and I want to be able to keep up once I have my own classroom.

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Emily H said...

Hi! My name is Emily Houk, and I'm a junior English major, with secondary education. I guess I would consider myself to be pretty good with technology, knowing basic skills and learning fairly quickly, but I know there is so much that I do not know. Learning more about technology, especially for use in the classroom setting, will present more opportunities for my future English classroom.