As the technology coordinator and network administrator, I am the means by which these educational opportunities can occur. I ensure that each teacher has a Tablet PC or laptop. I ensure that each classroom has an interactive board (Promethean or SMART). I ensure the availability of hardware and software that can make a huge impact in our classrooms. I am also afforded the benefit of witnessing the excitement for learning evident in the classrooms as both the teachers and students utilize technology daily.
new strategies that excite and increase
student learning through technology is one reason I decided to enroll in
the MSET program.
Although my primary responsibility is managing our network, Iím very
interested in learning integration ideas and techniques. As the
technology coordinator I am always searching for new tools and
strategies that will enable our classroom teachers to enhance learning
opportunities. The MSET program has increased my understanding of how to
incorporate technology in the classroom; this will benefit and
strengthen my teaching, technology leadership, ability to collaborate, and ultimately my
I am very excited about the opportunities that technology is providing education and even more excited about what it will do in the future. Preparing teachers and sharing my knowledge will provide learning opportunities for our students that will better prepare them for a global environment. One of my favorite quotes is a statement of the evolution of technology in education, "Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will replace those who do not."