Wow! I feel I have become so much more aware of how technology can transform our classrooms! It is a very exciting time to be in education! My favorite tools would be using i-Pad apps for my individual and small group instruction, Skype Chats to discuss books with another campus' speech students, Wall wisher to post our comments and questions, Wordle to expand vocabulary comprehension, and Google Docs to help gather teacher concerns about any of my speech students.
11 Tools has totally transformed how I view engaging kids with lessons. It is so true that this generation has grown up with technology so to try and keep them excited about learning with paper and pencil tasks is no longer working. We need to meet their expectations in the class and along with that comes a huge benefit to teachers....we become excited about finding new ways to teach!
My only dilemma now is to insure that I have technology in the speech class to build on the momentum of using these tools! I am scheduled to receive an i-Pad next week, but next on my wish list.....the use of an ActivBoard!! How awesome would that be for my speech groups?