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. Tools 1 and 5 are great for kids to showcase themselves. Students might create a math blog where every week (or perhaps strand) they will respond to specific questions to show what they know. Tool 5 could allow them to show what they know in different ways along with their posts.
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? I think I'm doing OK with this, but I'd like to be great. I need to do better with the real world connections. I just hate how we are not yet at the place where we have the 1-1 ratio of students to technology on a daily basis. This limits us SO much.
3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? No it was great. I just wish that the district would differentiate for its teachers like we are expected to do for our students. Many people on our campus including myself went through the original 23, 11, and 11 1/2 more tools training, yet we still had to do this. I know there is always more to learn, but training/requirements should have been modified for us.