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!