1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? Briefly describe a particular activity that you will plan for your students using at least one of these new tools.
Throughout these eleven tools I learned many different ways of incorporating technology in my classroom. One of my favorites tools were the educational applications we can download in the iPads. I think students are going to be so engaged during our workstations practicing concepts related to different subject areas. I also like the idea of students creating their own books and sharing them with our class. This is a great way of practicing their writing skills they need for our state test.
2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom? How has your vision for your classroom changed? Are you going to need to make any changes to your classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner?
Students love to use technology; therefore, I think the use of technology is going to make a difference in our classrooms. The use of iPads in my classroom will bring another way to make the workstations appealing to my students. I am currently using notebooks and computers in my classroom so I just need to make some small adjustments to incorporate new devices.
3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
This program allowed me the opportunity to explore just some of so many resources and interactive tools we can use for each subject area. It was a great learning experience and I believe I will be using these excellent tools with my students!