Stephenie Schroth EDTEC 461 As I previously mentioned, I am pursing my Masters of Education in Instructional Systems - Educational Technology and working on my Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate. The reason that I selected this particular certification/degree is that I have a desire to more effectively integrate technology into the classroom setting. Here are some things that I already do in the classroom setting: I enjoy designing Power Points on various subjects/topics, in particular, I enjoy creating Power Point review games, such as: Family Fued, Hollywood Squares, Jeopardy, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, just to name a few. Some of the technology projects that I have done with my students includes: Keynote presentations (various subjects/topics), Numbers assignments (charts/graphs), Pages assignments (documents/flyers), digital storytelling podcasts (with images/without images), and iMovie presentations, just to name a few. Personally, I enjoy designing educational websites for students, parents, faculty, and staff. I enjoy researching educational websites and linking them to my personal website. Throughout my eight years in the field of education, I have been the teacher that everyone goes to for technical assistance and support. I enjoy this role along with many other roles that I participate in at my school. For the past seven of those years, I have been in the public school environment, so I have had some advantages in terms of technology. Here are some of the advantages of technology: Each teacher had his/her own MacBook laptop in which to type lesson plans, create documents, design presentations, etc. At my school, we had a one-to-one laptop correspondence with the students, meaning every student had a laptop that they used in school and at home. We had laptop training workshops that I conducted for the parents and the students. In every classroom, I had access to a Promethean Board to display documents, images, presentations, videos, etc. An iPad at each of the building locations was made available for teacher use. Stephenie Schroth EDTEC 461 This academic year, I am teaching at a small private school that does not have any of the aforementioned advantages of technology. Here is what the school has in terms of technology: The school (Pre-K to 12) has a single, wireless computer lab consisting of approximately 15-20 computers, 5 printers, and 1 scanner. Over the summer, I have been fixing the following problems areas: the wireless network, the printers, and scanners. My goal is to have the computer lab operable for the spring semester for when I teach keyboarding and Microsoft Office to the high school students.