Monday, September 10, 2012
Tool # 11
1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? I plan to use the Web 2.0 activities such as MangaHigh to reinforce skills that my students are working on. Because I am an intervention teacher and don't have my own classroom, much of my instruction needs to tailored to the individual student. Programs like this will enable me to do so. 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 have increased my knowledge of the tools available to me and my students and become more aware of the activities that will engage a 21st century learner. I really enjoyed the video in one of the first tools about how we continue to try to teach students in the same "Industrial World" ways when they are living in a Digital World. Our school system isn't suited to what our students need. Many of the students I work with are labeled ADHD and I hope to be able to help them by incorporating technology into what I do with them. 3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? No. I was only surprised in how extensive it was. It took me a long time to complete.