19 Pencils ~ Free Technology for Schools

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Rachael La Rochelle‘s insight:

freetechforschools.com is one of, if not my favorite website/blog! I am a Preservice Teacher about to enter my credential program. I just started learning about education technology about 6 months ago and to say I was overwhelmed if the understatement of the year.

I graduated in 1995, high school that is, and although the internet wasn’t a completely foreign concept, it had yet to transition its way into the classrooms that I was familiar with. The only “technology” related class I knew about at my high school was typing class were 35 students shared ten word processors.

Since I never took typing in high school the extent of my computer knowledge was playing Atari when it came out. I had an enormous fear of technology and was completely intimidated by even the smallest things related to technology. My anxiety grew as e- mailing became more and more common, smartphones almost gave me a heart attack when they surfaced and soon it became apparent that knowing how to navigate the internet was no longer a choice, it was required..

.About a year and a half ago I jumped in feet first determined to conquer this fear and the craziest thing happened to me…I realized that I had finally found my first hobby at thirty five years old. Not only was I not afraid of “the big bad internet”, I was spellbound by how far technology had come since I had last given it a chance.

That is not to say I wasn’t completely overwhelmed by the endless amount of resources the web had to offer. I wish I had known about freetechforschools.com from the very beginning because it would have saved me a lot of time and frustration. If you haven’t had a chance yet, go check the site and I recommend bookmarking the page because it is one of the best EDTECH resources a teacher can have.

See on www.freetechforschools.com

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About Rachael LaRochelle

My name is Rachael and I am loving being a student for the first time in my life because I finally figured out "what I want to be when I grow up!!!". After having the pleasure of working as a para educator in Special Education classrooms all over the County of Ventura, I decided that I wanted to teach Special Education. I love the education program at La Verne and I especially love that I am a part of a cohort!! My boyfriend and I have lived together for 2 years now. His son is with us half of the time and he is growing into a little man right in front of my eyes!! Life is very busy for me right now and I am enjoying every second of it ;-)

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