Monday, January 30, 2012

I love Technology!

Introduction to Principles of Instructional Technology
For the past year, I've been working on my Master's degree from Ashland University.  It all began because I needed to take 12 college credits to renew my Ohio Teaching License.  But if I'm going to spend time taking classes, it better count towards a degree. So, I enrolled in Ashland University to gain a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  As a working mother of two very active daughters, I love Ashland's online offerings.  As I type this homework assignment, I'm on the WiFi at my church while my daughter is in Youth Group!  I can get class work done and take my daughters to their activitites.

As part of my current course, I must create and maintain a Blog.  Thankfully, I've already created this blog.  So, I plan to add a few posts over the next few months about my classwork.
Most recently, we learned to make a Wiki.  Here is the link to my Wiki:
 http://melissaforney.pbworks.com/w/page/50289233/FrontPage

I hope that you'll check it out.  The best part of the Wiki is my research on creating an Art History timeline on the Internet.  Since a basic timeline is required for all 4th grade students in Visual Art in Ohio, I decided to add a technology component.  I'm currently working on the logistics to take the Harmon Elementary students into the computer lab so that they can create their own timeline.

Art History Timeline on Timetoast



After suffering through a college course rich in data and numbers - Quantitative Analysis, I am loving this current course - Introducation to Principles of Instructional Technology.  I've even considered adding a Technology endorsement to my teaching license and adding a "minor" in Technology to my Master's Degree.  Any teachers out there have any recommendations for me?







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