Technology is a huge part of my life! My cellphone is almost always with me and this is where I can keep in contact best with people and where I can also be linked to Facebook so I can check my friends’ status updates and update my own status as well. My computer is another piece of technology that proves to be very important in my life. I wouldn’t be able to take this class if it wasn’t for my computer since half of the class sessions are online. I use my computer to surf the web, watch videos, play online games, as well as search information and create reports and school assignments. I don’t think anyone would be able to get through university without a computer. Businesses also use computers and technology to keep track of inventories and stay connected with other stores or businesses in different locations. Another form of technology is my television, which I use on almost a daily basis. Technology is a major part of my life and is very important to me because I know that there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t rely on technology in one way or another.
I think that trying to incorporate technology into schools as much as we can is very important because often times children are almost more knowledgeable when it comes to different forms of technology that the teachers that are teaching the children. I think as teachers we need to keep up on as many new forms of technology as we can and use it to our benefit in the classrooms, for example, using video chat to bring in a guest speaker from a different location to help out with a lesson. This provides a much different experience for children in the classroom compared to the traditional way of teaching. I also believe it is important, as technology advances, to help children protect themselves and be aware of necessary issues when using a variety of forms of technology today.
In my ECMP 355 class, I expect to learn about different forms of technology, such as blogging which is something I do not normally do, as well as learn about how to use different forms of technology in the classroom and just as a future teacher in general.