Yay!!! I'm done.
1.Some of my favorite tools in my 'technology toolbox' would be BigHugeLabs because there are so many different things you can do on that site. I also like Studyladder. What a great website. I plan on using this website this year. It does take some time to explore and match the curriculum. I plan on using Studyladder for math stations. I did see it has some things for language arts. I would like to spend some time exploring what they have to offer in this area. I know we do reader's and writers workshop so I wonder how I can bring this into language arts.
2. Well considering I have done 23 Things and 111/2 Things, I haven't learned too much new stuff so I don' think my thinking has changed a whole deal. It did make me realize how important it is to incorporate technology into the classroom and what a big push it is to do it. It's time to put into action rather than saying I'm going to do it. I think the only changes I will need to make is setting aside time to utilize these tools in the classroom. Time... if only there was enough time in the day. I think it's great to use technology in the classroom but a lot of the tools you need to explore to go along with your TEKS and objectives.
3. There were no surprises really. It was nice learning some new things. I'm glad I did it. It took a lot of time but it was worth it.