Sunday, May 1, 2011

Round 2 - Final Reflection

We are at the end of the 17 Things to Chew On, Round 2 class. I really enjoyed the Master class that was offered this year. The best part was making 3 student assignments with different "Things" we learned last year. It really forced me to start applying what I learned. Although I loved many of the tools from last year, to be honest, I was lazy and hadn't planned on using any of them this year in class. After doing the Master class projects however, I have made some permanent changes to traditional projects that I like to assign every year. I also loved how the students liked learning new web tools. The positive feedback from them made it all worth it.

I personally believe that teachers should integrate a lot of technology into their classrooms. With all that is available, it is our job to educate our students and to prepare them for college. Some of the web 2.0 tools would be excellent things to use in college and in the future. Anyways, these tools are not difficult to understand and can be easily incorporated into any class.

If I had to describe my learning experience in one word it would be: innovative.

1 comment:

  1. Kristi,
    Thanks for your final reflection. It made me laugh! I'm glad you felt that the students were receptive to the tools and that it was relatively simply to incorporate them into projects you already had designed. I really appreciate your participating in the program again, so thank you very much!