In the immortal words of the Game…
“Go ‘head and envy me, I’m rap’s Ed Tech‘s MVP and I ain’t going no where so you can get to know me…”
I have been in the computer arena since the early ’80s. Yes, I had Pac-Man fever, pumping quarters in those stand-up video games. Besides beating down my opponents in Combat on my Atari 2600, I received my love for computers/electronics in the sixth grade. I used to stay after school in the library to play a math game called Rockets on an Atari 400 computer. I was later bestowed my first personal computer… a TRS-80 CoCo with a tape recorder to store data and a 300 baud modem! I later upgraded to a Commodore-64 & 1541 floppy disk drive. Living the life of playing text-based games and visiting local bulletin board systems (BBSes) during my teenage days.
From my humble beginnings, I also became very fond of the classroom from my mother who is (she hasn’t retired yet!) a third grade teacher. I enjoyed helping her decorate her classroom at the beginning of the school year and begged her to help grade her papers.
Much later in life, I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics at Morris College in Sumter, SC (Minor in Secondary Ed) and studied at Coppin State College in Baltimore, MD. I have taught three years in the Baltimore City Public School System. I have also worked in the private sector as Support Center Technician where I receive the majority of my computer networking skills. Besides that, I have served my country in the MD Air National Guard as an Information Management specialist (fancy name for secretary with crazy computer skills).
I am now back in the school system where I am still in education since 2003. I look forward in sharing my mathematics and technology expertise especially after finishing my Masters of Education degree in Instructional Technology with Lesley University.
Disclaimer: What I share on this blog are my views and do not necessarily reflect the views, strategies or opinions of my school district.
Current Primary Tech Gear: (updated 2/2012)
Laptop(s) HP Pavilion dv4 & Apple Mac Book Pro
Smart phone – iPhone 4
Media Player – iPod Nano
Gaming System(s) – PS3