Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tool #11

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.

Right now my favorite tools are twitter and prezi but I have been using them since it is what works for my students and how we communicate and share.  I know that with more time and more development on my part that other tools might develop more usage by me.


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 feel the only way to get what I teach into the next century of learning is to spend a bit of money.  Going with more mac products is a huge help in the arts and with more access to these devices we will see more happening with both the students and the quality of what we do.

3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?

I was happy to learn and share and explore.  I feel that more time in the day is needed to be more effecting in moving into the learning style that we are moving toward and that time seems to not always be on our side as educators.  Hopefully things will change in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Apple products offer a nice seamless environment for the creative arts. Professional development in education is a really tough challenge. there is little time during the day because teachers are in the classroom. And, a teacher's work doesn't end with the bell. At least the web offers a lot of breath and depth that you might not get with a lot of face2face. You just have to know how to find it and follow it and carve out some time weekly to explore. By developing a strong PLN (which does take a little time) you can continue to learn and grow. Here are a few sites I found. Maybe one or two of these will work for you:
    http://www.thedramateacher.com/
    http://dramateachersnetwork.wordpress.com/
    http://contemporarydramanewsletter.contemporarydrama.com/public/blog/203097

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