I have been able to find the information and resources that I need to carry out my GAME plan. Thankfully, other teachers have shared ideas for web 2.0 tools that do not require e-mail addresses and allow teachers to monitor the accounts. I have sent a request to the Head of Schools to see if kidblog.org could be used in the classroom. I also sent him an animoto on how we use technology already. I am hoping that this will help me go forward in my goal to inspire student learning through web 2.0 tools. I also want to personalize the learning experience for my students. This is still a struggle because of the lack of technology available. It looks as though the school will be purchasing tablets for next school year. However, the computer teacher is posting a schedule for the lab starting next week. This should help my goal.
I do not need to modify my action plan. I think that I will be able to meet my goals based on my current actions.
I have learned that to change the technology policy and attitudes at my school requires a lengthy process. I had hoped since I teach at a small Christian school, it would only take a week or two. It looks like it will be at least a month because the school ministry team has to approve my request. My students completed a survey on their learning styles this week. It opened my eyes to the varying styles within our class. Many of them prefer to use music and technology to learn. I use this strategy in most of my lessons so I feel that I am at least reaching my students.
Right now I am questioning the timeline on meeting my goal. The school has requested that I find acceptable technology use policies from other schools that we could adapt. If any teachers have a policy that they could share, this would speed up my process.