Integrating technology into education in the 21st century. My name is Grace Yamato.  I have been teaching for more than 20 years, with 14 years of experience teaching in an international school. I have experience as an elementary teacher, middle school, and high school. I have been teaching students to use technology for the past eleven years in computer classes and digital media. However starting this year, my role is to help elementary classroom teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum. I learn by doing and I teach the same way that I learn–through exploration and project based learning. I have been playing on a computer since they first became available as “personal computers” in the early 1990’s. I hope to teach students how to “play” and to learn how to use technology to become effective collaborators and productive thinkers.