2010-2012 - M.S., Educational Technology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2006-2008 - Post-Baccalaureate Certification, Elementary Education, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2001-2005 - B.A., Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2012-present - 3rd Grade Teacher, Highland Park School District, Highland Park, NJ
2011-2012 - Tutor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2007-2009, 2011-2012 - Counselor/Drum Instructor, Appel Farm Arts Camp, Elmer, NJ
2008-2010 - Elementary Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
2006-2007 - Teacher Aide, Montclair Public Schools, NJ
2005-2006 - Classroom Aide, Rockaway Township Schools, NJ
Why I Use Educational Technology
I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, no matter how small or trivial. I realized while I was teaching private drum lessons how much I enjoyed working with children, and how much of an impact I was having. This realization came while I was nearing the end of my undergraduate studies in anthropology, so I chose to graduate in that field and do a post-Baccalaureate certification program to become a certified elementary teacher. While teaching, I realized how technology was becoming a more important and necessary tool in the classroom. From this realization, and my love of learning new technology, I decided to come back to school and get my masters in educational technology.
As an elementary school teacher, I have seen firsthand how technology is becoming increasingly intertwined with education and how much technology is a part of students’ lives. I know that if I want to be the best educator I can be, I need to learn how to properly integrate technology in the classroom. My goal for using in educational technology is to help children learn how to use technology for their education, as well as give them overall knowledge of technology so they can apply it to everyday life. I was fortunate to go to a school that had a full computer lab and have a technologically savvy computer/technology teacher. I was taught how to type properly by the age of ten and was taught how to properly use word processors and computer programs during my elementary school years. This base knowledge, added to the fact that I grew up with a family computer from the time I was three, allowed me to gain a tremendous amount of experience with the technology that came about during my childhood, and thus enable me to have a better handle on the technology of today. Since many families today have at least one household computer, I want to give students the base knowledge they need to truly use technology as a tool, and not just as a toy. I truly believe that technology is the key to the future of education, and I want to use technology to open doors for students.
Joshua B. Frisch
- Last Updated: September 2012