My favorite tool is Diigo. As I mentioned before, I think it is a great tool to use with inquiry based instuction/ research. I also liked exploring the iPad apps and downloading new books. I want to experiment with incorporating Today's Meet and wikis with literature circles in order to make the reflection and evaluation more meaningful to students. I would also like to connect to other classrooms, especially in other states and/or countries. The more we can get students connected to the outside world and engaged in real world learning applications, the better.
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?
One can always improve on teaching practices. I want to focus on finding authentic ways to use technology to increase student learning, instead of just using technology as a gimmick. There are lots of activities out there that emphasize using technology just for the sake of using technology. I think some of the referred websites and tools, such as Learning Games for Kids and Thinkfinity (in some regards) do just that. Of course, that is just my opinion.
3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I guess I was most surprised that we had to take a multiple choice "test" at the end of this session. Just a little ironic.