Using these new applications and programs in the classroom has helped me become more confident in my ability to effectively integrate technology to help my students succeed. It is so easy to use technology as another route to the same-old-thing. Using technology as a tool for students to facilitate their own learning is much more meaningful and the real purpose for using it in our classrooms and schools.
As I used more tools and tried more things, I told more of my peers about the awesome things I was learning and using in my classroom. Doing so has helped me become even more of a leader in my grade for technology tools. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take this class to do it! There's nothing that you WON'T use in it!