Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog Post 11

In the video and the Skype interview that we watched of Ms. Cassidy and her class it is so amazing to me how she uses technology in her classroom of first graders. She incorporates so many different ways of learning into her classroom that it makes it FUN for the students. They are never bored and they are always learning...and they don't even realize it, what a great head fake. Anytime you can teach children something and they have fun learning it you have been successful. Ms. Cassidy uses blogs, wikis, Skype, and webpages in her class to teach first graders. She uses these programs to teach the alphabet, reading, and many other things that first graders are to be taught, she just teaches it in a very different way than your traditional teacher would.
I hope that when I am a teacher I am able to use all of these programs in my classroom. I think that it is really great that Ms. Cassidy has the support of her administration and fellow teachers. I think that this would be one reason that I would not be able to use these programs in my classroom, but I hope that this is not the case. I really enjoyed seeing the students learning and navigating on the internet. It is truly amazing what a 7 year old can do...children always surprise me!

boy using computer


  1. Small children are amazing. I have a sister who is eight, a brother who is three, and a brother that is one and they never cease to amuse and amaze me. Fun learning is indeed the best kind. You never want to hear the whiney voice saying "I'M BORED!". Because that usually translates into "This sucks and I don't want to be doing this." I just hope my students , who will be a great deal older, will be as excited about it.

  2. Mrs. Cassidy is doing an outstanding job with her students and they are obviously having fun. You said, "what a great head fake. Anytime you can teach children something and they have fun learning it you have been successful." I think this is a big part of how using technology in the classroom benefits students.

    You said you expect to run into problems form school personnel regarding using technology in the classroom. How will you address these issues? SS

  3. Hi Elizabeth! Ms. Cassidy is doing a great job with the children. It is so inspiring to watch them learn. This is another great example of having fun while learning. I believe once children get to the point of boredom, it takes a lot to get them back into the swing of things. If we use the technology and things that we are learning hopefully we will never reach the point of boredom. Great work. Thanks for sharing.