Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Blog Post #11
Ms. Cassidy, a first grade teacher from Canada, uses technology in her classroom everyday with her students. In the video, Little Kids...Big Potential, Ms. Cassidy's first graders explain their use of technology in the classroom. I loved that these first graders were blogging! My first blog was this year in EDM310 and these first graders do it everyday in their classroom. I want to incorporate blogging in my future classroom. People from all over the world are reading these students blogs. Amazing! If they were writing on pencil and paper, that couldn't happen. The students said that writing on their blog makes them a better writer. They are able to see their mistakes and correct them. Another tool Ms. Cassidy's class uses is Skype. They use this to communicate with other educators and other students around the world. I will use Skype in my future classroom as well. Skype would be a great tool to use to let the children ask questions, interview, etc. to other people. It is amazing that a first grader can use technology so well.
In the interview, Ms. Cassidy, Dr. Strange and his class discuss questions about how she uses technology in her classroom. This interview was very helpful. I agree with her that every teacher needs to be technologically advanced. Without EDM310, I don't think I would be. Ms. Cassidy says, "technology is not going away." Technology is not going away because it is constantly changing and progressing. Ms. Cassidy says that she has great support from her school, technology coordinator, and district area. Having support to help you with technology in your classroom is important when blogging, making video productions, etc. A quote from Ms. Cassidy that stood out to me was, "we have to change because the world is changing."