1. My favorite tools are Google Docs; especially making surveys which you can then use to make
graphs, etc. I also enjoy blogging with other teachers so I am ready to let my students blog
about important topics. Trading cards are a great way to get students to study different facts.
I will have my students make wordles when we begin a new unit of study. Also, I will show them
how to make trading cards with different facts they need to remember.
2. I now understand what is meant by a "flat classrroom." The eleven tools course has opened my
eyes to the many ways we can help students learn using the tools which they enjoy and are extremely
comfortable with. I want to continue to study the different tools and websites which I did not have
time to thoroughly explore. This course has helped me to want to learn more about how to use
technology with my students to enhance their learning experience.
3. The unexpected outcome for me has been overcoming fears that I am going to do something
wrong on the computer that will mess everything up. Now I realize that it is only by exploring that
one can become comfortable with new ways of working. I believe the students are so blessed
to be attending school at a time when there are ways to learn which truly address many different
styles of learning. We as educators are also blessed to be a part of this global learning environment.!