Monday, August 9, 2010

Tool #11 Reflections

1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox?
I personally like the Wiki page. I really think it will help my students, and me, stay well connected to what is going in the classroom. It gives them a place to document what they are doing. They can also look back and connect to what they have done in the past.
Photostory is another tool I think the students would really enjoy. It's a great way to use all the different learning styles. This would make for a great research/group project. 4th and 5th graders love to do research. Photostory will give them a way to document what they have learned.

2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom?
I definitely feel more comfortable now with using technology in my classroom. For me, the summer is a good time to learn these different tools. There are too many distractions during the school year.

3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
Most, if not all, of the tools are pretty user friendly.