Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blog Post #11

Technology in the classroom wordle

Little Kids....Big Potential
This video was great! It really makes me excited that kids that young are starting off with all this technology. Like Ms. Cassidy said "Kids and technology go hand in hand". I believe that is so true considering we have 3 year olds that are playing games on their parents phones and all. I think this video is showing us a great way of how Ms. Cassidy uses technology in her class. She uses blogging and Skype and even has a great class webpage for her first graders.

kid with a cell phone

Skype Interview with Ms. Cassidy
This Skype interview was great. Ms. Cassidy talked a lot about how technology has helped her in her classroom. I think technology is a great aspect to schooling to get kids interested in coming to school. Its a new way to do all of the things you did before in school. With technology kids don't have to write they normally type, but writing still should be taught. Web pages and blogs are great tools to use in the classroom also. I will definitely have a class blog when I become a teacher. I like how Ms. Cassidy has a web page with lots of different learning games and links to sites to help her kids out. I like that idea of them knowing what to do on that one site and it has all these different places it takes you, so I will have to remember a web page also to use in my classroom. I think Skype is a great learning tool. I think its great that Ms. Cassidy's class has used Skype with a class in Alabama and did skits or something through that. Its a great tool for the kids to see other children their own age and how they do things in their classrooms too.


  1. Hello Kimberly,
    I couldn't agree with you more about the little kids... big potential. I mean you are seeing it more and more every single day, and its crazy. Those younger kids know more about my phone than I do myself. I have to ask my niece sometimes how to do stuff on my phone and she is 6!
    I also like what you said about Ms. Cassidy's class dealing with skype interviews and blogs. I think it would be a great idea to have that available in your classroom. The reasoning for that is because it can make your life easier because they have it available at home.

  2. Hey Kimberly,
    I totally agree with your post. I think it is great that Ms. Cassidy is using technology in the classroom with kids at such a young age. I also will definitely have a class blog in my future classroom. It's a great way to keep parents and other people up to date on what's going on in your class and what the kids are doing and learning.

  3. Hey Kimberly,

    Ms. Cassidy really does have a good foundation for her young students in technology. I believe that this will help those students so much in years to come.

    Good job Kimberly,

    Stephen Akins