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 a young age. They each have their own blog and a classroom webpage. It amazes me how young they are that they know so much. Their teacher, Mrs. Cassidy, should be very proud. They know not to say something mean on someone’s blog, but to encourage their fellow classmates. By writing on their blog everyday also helped them with their writing. 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 how well educated they are for children of their age.
For Mrs. Cassidy Skype Interview she talks about how 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 were giving to her class. The blogs is like an online progress. Parents can check up on their child through the classroom blog or their personal blogs. 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 class. Mrs. Cassidy also thinks teachers need to be technology literate. I think so as well because it’s 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 learned so much this semester through other people blogs post.
I would love to use technology in my future classroom. I would love to use blogs, Skype, wikis, videos, and much more in the classroom for a fun learning experience. There will still be class work without technology. I do not want technology to take over the classroom complete because I do not want the students to forget what is more important. Sometimes technology can be just a tad bit too 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.