I worked in an autistic program before my enrollment at Clemson. I had already decided to major in Education, but working in with the children in this program gave me the drive for Special Education. I am very happy with the way things have turned out. There is no doubt that I am in the correct field.

I am pretty good with technology, but can usually only use the basics with most programs. I am really looking forward to learning how to efficiently use some software in my classroom.

The class this semester was really informative concerning technology in the classroom. It was interesting to learn about the Smartboard and all of the different features that could be used when delivering instruction. This information can definitely be used in the classroom when teaching lessons, giving a fun interactive aspect to the topic or objective of the lessons taught. The class was also helpful when completing assignments that involved creating spreadsheets depicting data collected for different projects such as Curriculum-Based Measurement and Progress Monitoring. This skills that we learned about using Excel and PowerPoint will be handy in the classroom when designing lessons and recording data on students using charts and graphs over time. Overall, the class encompassed numerous aspects of technology that could be used in the classroom.

I would suggest giving instruction on how to use some of the other presentation devices that are used in classrooms such as Promethean boards. Other than that, I don't really know of anymore helpful software that could be introduced other than what has already been made available.