Monday, June 11, 2012

Tool # 11

My favorite tools are those that will allow my ESOL students to develop their English language skills while at the same time being creative with sound, words, and pictures. Some of my favorite tools are VOKI, Puppet Pals, and MAKE BELIEFS COMIX. I am eager to begin introducing my students to the new iPads by having them ask and answer questions about themselves on Wallwisher.The process of working through the 11 Tools has made me see even more clearly the possibilities for engaging students throughout the learning process - from conception to evaluation. The more engaged they are and the more ownership they take in their learning, the better their chances of success in school and in the future. Changes in my classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner will be to move forward to incorporate the principles I have learned from this process: a fostering of  global awareness, collaboration, good digital citizenship,  and critical thinking skills for the betterment of the individual and society. The unexpected outcome from this program is that I have gained a heightened awareness of the rich resources available for education through technology. Further, it has become even more crystal clear that despite all the progress of the modern age, a good education must be built on a firm foundation of discernment, integrity, and discipline. Another pleasant surprise was that I passed the final assessment on the 21st Century Tools with an 87.5%

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Feedback results for user: Christina Driscoll
You correctly answered 35 of 40 questions, for an overall score of 87.5%


  1. Christina, you are amazing...finished already, I wish I had your focus and determination. Congratulations, you did a great job!

  2. You might also want to take a look at and/or Both are great sites and apps that students can record audio and upload to. What a great tool for improving fluency! congrats!