Friday, March 2, 2012

Tool #11 - Self Assessing and Reflecting

1.  My favorites so far are animoto and poll everywhere.  I can see using the poll everywhere to see how the kids are doing.  It's unusual and I think they'll really relate to it.
2.  The kids are very sophisticated when it comes to computers and all their software and applications.  Now that I know more, I will be able to introduce some "sparks" in the classroom with the different tools I know now.  The only problem is the TIME to do all this!  I will try to keep up.  I can use some of the remedial tools or apps on the iPad, so that's a start.
3. I really hated that we had to do this during the school year and right before testing.  The timing should have been such that we could have gotten PDLC credit in the summer or given advance notice that it was coming so we don't have so many excess hours.  That said, I really like some of the tools and hope to integrate them into the curriculum.