Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tool 11

As a technology teacher, I was very familiar with a large number of the resources provided in this program. My favorite would have to be Tool 5 because it encompasses so many good tools. Big Huge Labs has always been my favorite because it has so many options and applications that can enhance student learning. I did find a few new items that I will try to incorporate into my classroom in the coming year such as saveyoutube and Dropbox. Specifically, I will use Dropbox for storing and sorting the photos that my students take throughout the year as they develop our first digital yearbook.

Having worked through the original 23 Things and the follow up 11.5 Things as well as completing my Master's of Educational Technology Leadership, my vision has not changed through this version of 11 Tools. I am committed to sharing technology skills with my students and peers and doing my part to help the education process move into the 21st Century.

The only surprise I encountered was how detailed the program was this time. I will still want to return to the 11 Tools site and explore several of the resources in more depth. I will most likely share many of the resources with my students and invite them to explore with me and suggest uses for many of the items. I am glad I was able to complete the program and look forward to incorporating my new devices in my classroom in the fall.


  1. Congrats Gail-you are amazing at using the tools.

  2. Cool Gail, I don't quite understand Drop box I may be bugging you when I go to do more work with that. You are amazing. I don't know how you keep it all straight.

  3. Congrats on completing the 11 tools blog. I'm glad you found some useful resources. The blog will be there for you whenever you return. Use it as much as you want. Enjoy you new devices.

  4. Nice job Gail!! I want to go back and explore some more of those in detail as well!

  5. Congrats Gail on completing the 11 Tools! I so appreciate your great work and attitude, even though you teach tech courses! You will be a great resource for me and others as we move into this new year! The leadership team uses Dropbox and we love it! I have all the documents on my phone, computer, and ipad! It will be great for your kids to put their pics in!