I define technology as a piece of equipment or material that advances the users capability to achieve a certain goal or objective. I define it this way because many objects throughout my educational career have been branched under this particular term. From computers and calculators to game stations and cell phones, I have grown up in a society that has been constantly increasing the level integration of technology into all aspects of our lives.
Elementary school had introduced new interactive learning experiences (like Oregon Trail), that were able to bring students to another world and helped them learn how to read, create and analyze strategies, memorize patterns, and create goals.
Middle School proved to be different, a little more dull. Typing tests and experimenting with software such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel filled most of the computer time my 6th-8th grade years.