My name is Austin Crocker and I am in the program for Secondary Social Studies. Three qualities that I wish to embody as a teacher are honesty, integrity and the ability to approach each situation with an open mind. I believe technology can be great in the classroom. It can excite your students and help make deeper connections with the learning material when students are being interactive with their work. However, technology can also be a distracting and ineffective. Just using technology is not enough to excite your students. Technology must be used effectively in the classroom or it just proves to be a distraction. I hope to learn in this class about new ways to incorporate technology into classroom activities.