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Reflection

Reflection

As an educator, I truly believe that preparing our student for the 21st century is very important. Integrating technology aids in the learning process. During the course of this class, I have learned how to use various tools to facilitate learning. Teachers should make a significant investment of their time to prepare themselves to use technology resources well.

The information that I have acquired from this class will allow me the ability to integrate technology in my future lesson planning. I am convinced the goal of this course was cover in its entirety.For example, we covered the most modern, yet foundational, theory, research and practices in educational technology. I learned that by integrating technology we create a flexible environment.

At the beginning of class, I enjoyed the assignment where the professor had the class use “Wordle” to talk about the things that were all enjoy doing. I now have shared this site with my friends, and will use it at the beginning of the school year to get to know my students. In addition, I have a deeper understanding by collaborating with my classmates on how to create a “Wikispace”. Previous to this class, I was fascinated on how people created “Avatars”, I had the opportunity while creating our wikispace project. As a result, I have several “Avatars” listed on personal webpages.

I chose to display these artifacts because they were very meaningful to me while learning how to integrate technology in my every day teaching. I hope I don’t go overboard with these tools when school starts.

As I conclude this course, I can honestly say that I have gained so much knowledge about the force behind technology. With technology, every child should be able to learn.

Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Spanish Teacher

Peach County High School
Jul 2007Jun 2009

Spanish Teacher

Northeast High School
Jan 2005Jun 2007

Spanish Teacher

H.B. Plant High School

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Education

Bachelor of Arts

University of South Florida
May 2010Present

Master's in Education

Columbus State University