Laurie Bobley

New York Institute of Technology

e-portfolio created in EDIT 620 Role of the Computer Coordinator



I believe that when each individual brings his or her unique talents and perspectives to any endeavor, everyone benefits. This e-portfolio represents my small contribution to the teaching profession. I have tried to provide the most current, useful, easy-to-use, low-cost (mostly free) resources for you to enhance your work in the field of education. I’m happy to share what I’m learning with you and a majority of my site contains information to get you started using technology immediately.       


My Mission

Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.                                                                                                 ~ Plato


By virtue of the amount of information available to all of us, teaching and learning in the 21st Century will be vastly different from all that has come before. The New York State Curriculum is information driven with the main objective of student achievement and an emphasis on gaining knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the ability to reason.  Now, in the new millennium, other life skills have come into greater focus, such as communication, collaboration, managing people, evaluating information for accuracy and relevancy, and accessing, understanding, and appreciating our global community. My mission as a teacher is to use technology to allow students to gain the required knowledge in an interactive, engaging environment that suits their learning styles, interests, and abilities. With these skills students will be better equipped to manage their own lives and contribute to society. As a technology coordinator, my goal is to help other educators incorporate the many available technologies directly into the curriculum with skill and critical assessment.   

This website was created to teach, inspire, help and guide.

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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To provide the resources contained in these pages. I've borrowed from many wonderful sites
and I thank them.