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.
For the 7th grade students, I will do a end of year project where the students will show what they have learned. They will be divided into small groups of 2-3 and each group will have 2-3 subjects that they need to cover. They can use a variety of tools to accomplish this (iMovie, Glogster, Prezzi, etc.) and they will then post it on their French blog where I can review it.
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?
My French class of the future, each student will have a internet connected device available so that all learning, teaching, projects, assessment can be done online.
3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I was happy to see that I am already using a lot of the tools, but was surprised to see how much more there is available for teachers and students. It opens up a lot of new opportunities for me and the kids.