I think one of the most valuable modules I completed in this course was about evaluating Web 2.0 tools. More and more of these tools are being created and used in schools every day. However, not all Web 2.0 tools are created equally. Throughout this course I learned about some specific tools that are currently popular and effective in classrooms. The module on evaluating Web 2.0 tools to determine their value and potential use in the classroom, though, will help me for several years after this course, and indeed this degree program, is over. When new tools come to the market, I will be equipped to determine whether or not my students can benefit from their use.
The Web 2.0 Lesson Plan Project was also a wonderful experience for me. I was able to create an immersive experience for my students in which they got to use a variety of Web 2.0 tools, some of which they had never seen or used before, to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity. I had a great time designing the project for my students by applying many different skills and knowledge sets I acquired in this course. I had an even better time implementing the lesson with my students. Even though there were some bumps in the road, my students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and I got to see a creative side of them that I don't usually get to see. I am excited to take what I've gained from this course and apply it to my classroom for years to come. Not only that, but now with everything I have gained in this course, I am also closer to being fully equipped to coach others in their use of technology in the classroom as well.