“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” – Arthur Clarke
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” – John Dewey
“Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed” – Jospeh Addison
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school” – Albert Einstein
“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance” – Benjamin Franklin
“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives” – Robert Hutchins
I am a young, energetic full-time computer and technology teacher at the Gesu School in North Philadelphia, PA. I have a BA in International Studies from Drexel University and I am currently working on my MS in Education at St. Joe’s University.
My mission is to provide my students a supportive environment that promotes discovery, exploration, discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.
My goal is to have my students develop an enjoyment for learning and technology as well as respect for themselves and others and to motive in them an understanding and appreciation for technology, a confidence in their basic technological skills and a desire to constantly further their knowledge of new technologies.
My hope is that this blog shall be a valuable resource for educators and technology-minded individuals alike.
The purpose of my blog shall be to:
- Share with you my experiences as an Elementary Tech Teacher in urban North Philadelphia
- Explore new educational technologies and their applications in the computer lab and classroom
- Post and discuss interesting and relevant articles concerning technology and education