Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Assignment 11

Ms. Cassidy's First Grade Class

In this video, Ms. Cassidy's first graders show you how they use blogs, the internet, wikis, videos, Skype, and Nintendo DS to learn, share their learning, and communicate with other people around the world. They talk about why they like to blog and that every time they write on their blog their writing improves. This video would be perfect to share with all the anti-technology teachers to prove to them that technology is a good thing. It really helps improve the way students learn and it allows them to have fun as well!

Ms. Cassidy working with a student.

Ms. Cassidy's Skype Interview with EDM310

After watching this video, I can honestly say that Ms. Cassidy is a very inspirational teacher. She is so passionate about her teaching. She encourages her students by giving them feedback from their blogs. When her students see the comments from other people and they see how many people go to their blog, they only get more excited about learning in these new ways! She is lucky to have a school board that supports her use of technology, not all of us are that lucky. It is difficult to obtain these tools and be able to use them in your classroom when funding is being cut left and right. 

Watching this interview showed us many ways to use technology and the safe way to do it. This would also be a really great video for the technology-fearful teachers out there. Teaching her students to be smart on the internet and not use things such as their last names is awesome. She is on the right path of getting technology more accepted in more schools!

1 comment:

  1. She IS in the right path of getting technology more accepted in more schools. One reason I agree is because she is sharing with future educators like us. Technology allows us to connect and be inspired to follow in her footsteps to make great changes in our local community,