Hello, my name is Amanda Dorsey. The attached files are work that I have completed that demonstrate the knowledge I have obtained from this course.

Technology is only going to become more and more prevalent in the classroom. I plan to be teaching in the early childhood age group. This group ranges from pre-school to 3rd grade. When I think about technology, I do not picture children of preschool age spending time on the computer and knowing how to work it by their selves, but a lot of them do. That number will only continue to grow larger as the years go on. There are already colleges that offer degrees that you can receive from taking classes that are purely online. As technology continues to improve, I believe the availability of online classes will only become greater. Learning opportunities will also become greater for students. The internet already provides full books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspaper articles, and other valuable informational sites at the click of your mouse, this is all information that you would have to go to the library for just a few years prior to now. It is incredible to think about the past and how far we have come already, and then think about how far we will go in the future.

When I saw that I had ISTC as a class on my schedule, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it. It was my first semester at college and I was more or less clueless as what the requirements were and what classes I needed to take as an undergraduate degree. This course has given me a wake up call when it comes to research papers. I waited until the last minute to get everything done, thinking it would just be a little longer then a typical paper. I realized I was very wrong. I will definitely plan to manage my time more effectively and not procrastinate. I really enjoyed make the wiki space. It was a breath of fresh air from a typical PowerPoint presentation. It exposed me to a new tool and helped me to learn about something that is becoming very prevalent in today’s society: Cyber-bullying. I was very interested in this topic and it made researching it easy and fun. Looking back on this course I believe that it was very useful for me. I think it is a really good idea to keep this as a required course. I think it would be even more effective if was made into a freshmen seminar type of class. I feel like we learned a lot of useful skills that will be extremely helpful for the rest of my college career.