1. Dropbox, XtraNormal and CommonSense. I really liked XtraNormal and found it be fun and engaging not only for me but for the students. I would create a lesson in which the students had to create their own XtraNormal relating to the current unit to be shared with the rest of the class. This gives them a chance to be creative, interactive and review the material.
2. I think this has opened my eyes to how much technology can be used in my classroom. When I went to school, we did not have all of these resources so when I was first faced with the prospect of using them, I didn't really know where to begin. There are so many ways that I use this technology in my life, but I had never really taken the time to figure out how it could be used in an educational setting. I think that my classroom will now have more of an emphasis on the ActiveBoard and not the dry erase board to focus the students on the technology.
3. I was surprised by how much I learned about different ways to use the technology. To be honest, when I began this project, I thought it would useless, lame and a waste of my time, but I have discovered many useful resources and been given many great, innovative and engaging ideas. I am now much more ready and excited to use technology in my classroom.