Little kids... Big Potential is an awesome video by a first grade class using technology. For the students to be so young they are well educated. They know so much about technology at an young age. They each have their own blog and a classroom webpage. It amaze me how young they are that they know so much. Their teacher, Mrs. Cassidy, should be very proud of them. They knew not to leave nothing mean on someone blog. They knew if they write on their blog everyday, that their writing skills will improve. They learn through their blogs, wikis, classroom webpage, videos, and their Nintendo DS. They liked to Skype with other classes from other states or towns. It Just amazed me at the ages they are they was well educated.
For Mrs. Cassidy Skype Interview, she has accepted technology into her classroom over ten years ago and has been using it ever since. She helped her students in many ways with the five computers that was giving to her class. She learn how to make webpage and blogs to help her students learn. The blogs is like an online progress. Parents can check up on their child through the classroom web or their personal blogs to see what they have been doing in the class. I like how she said "the world will go on without blogging, but one of the things the students get with blogging that they cannot get with paper and pencil is an audience. They are learning to communicate with other students around the world and not just the students in their classroom. She also thinks teachers need to be technology literate. I think so as well because its much more then word processor or Microsoft software. I also liked when she says "getting information off of other people blog is not cheating its collaborating." She made a good statement because I have learn so much this semester through other people blogs post.
I would love to use technology in the my future classroom. I would love to use blogs, Skype, wikis, videos, and much more technology in the classroom for a fun learning experience. But there will still be class work without technology. They will even now and then use paper and pencil. I do not want technology to take over the classroom complete because I do not want the students to forget whats more important. Sometimes technology can be just a tab bit to much fun. When I took computer courses in school or college I could not stay focus without chatting or being on Facebook or YouTube. I want them to learn but also have fun.