I am very honored to part of this committee. I am familiar with the work of
several other committee members. As others have stated, I became interested in
computers in the late 80's while using them with my elementary students. I was,
and still am, fascinated with the enthusiasm and excitement children express
while working with computers. I continue to be impressed with the impact that
technology has made on education and the learning opportunities that have opened
up for children due to technology. Since joining the faculty at the University
of Central Arkansas where I teach reading methods to preservice teachers, I have
tried to provide experiences for my students that allow them to experience the
enthusiasm, excitement and learning opportunities technology offers. I have had
much success with the applications I have incorporated into my courses.
Additionally, I have conducted research in the public schools on incorporating
technology into the literacy curriculum. I have presented at conferences and
written articles about these projects.
This summer I created my own webpage. What an undertaking! It is simply a guide
to other resources on the 'net. It is in its infancy, to say the least.
Assistant Professor of Reading Education
Department of Childhood and Special Education
131 Mashburn Hall
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035