- Powder Springs US-GA
It took me several years to obtain my Bachelor's degree. I worked part time and went to school part time as I suppose several students have to do. After taking a few education courses, I decided to switch majors and obtain a nursing degree. At that time, my college was excepting a small amount of students into their nursing program. They required 5 out of 7 grades to be A;s. Even though I met those requirements, I did not get accepted into the program. So I had no choice but to continue college and obtain a degree in education.
After raising two children, I chose to use my degree and start a career as an educator. I have been teaching for seven years now. I am so glad that I chose education. It gives me great pleasure to watch children grow and learn and to realize that I am making an impact on their future.
I look forward to integrating technology more this school year. I feel that I do integrate technology often in the classroom setting. I have enjoyed taking this course and I feel that the information I have obtained throughout the course will benefit myself and my students within the years to come.
Look at where we are today? Years ago we weren't able to gain knowledge and share information so quickly with people all across the country. Technology is taking over our world and children are our future. Children need to be able to keep up with new technological advances. Research has shown that children who have a basic understanding of technology tend to do better in school.
I feel this course has helped me better understand the value of integrating technology into the classroom, regardless of the grade level. Every aspect of technology needs to be examined before it is integrated to explore its potential benefits for the students as well as the teachers. I also enjoyed the Technology Integration Planning models that were presented in the textbook.
I feel that the software that is available for ESL and foreign language instruction could be very beneficial to my students. This past school year, out of 21 students, nine were ESL. As a kindergarten teacher, I find that developing language and vocabulary is very challenging for me. Although, it looks like most of the software available has to be purchased, it is certainly something that I could inquire about within my school.
My interests include reading, surfing the web and playing with my children.