First Graders in Mrs.Cassidy's Class
Mrs.Cassidy use of Technology in the classroom serves a purpose of having fun while at the same time educating the students and protecting her students blogs by using Class Blogmeister to see who's viewing her students blogs. Students in Mrs.Cassidy's class are able to work individually or in groups. Having technology in the classroom with students this young only goes to show you that you are never to young to start using new technologies nor to old. If a school age child can learn to use it, so could a senior citizen.
Mrs.Cassidy has her blog set up to where the students parents or guardians and or the public, are able to go and see what they have been posting and actually post their comment to their child's blog. Teaching children always write good things and to never use bad language or say mean things to anyone ever on the internet is something that I think all teachers should tell their students, and not just for writing blogs for an everyday rule. You will be amazed by simple little gestures or suggestions like this would cut down on bullying in schools. Mrs.Cassidy rule on never posting your last name is a great security measure for her students as to not fall victim to online predators(First names only). Using skype and wiki in the classroom is a great way to get questions answered from all sorts of people from around the world. The technique that I would most likely use would be the Skype. Skype would allow me to connect with my fellow educators and have them join my class with discussions on books that we may be reading or class projects that we may have.
Mrs.Cassidy 1st Grade Teacher
I was actually in Dr.Strange Class when he fist did this skype interview and it was the first time that I had even heard of skype, so I am really not surprised to see how much skype has really taken off since I first heard of it. Watching this video again for the second time only reassures me of the era of technology I am now living in. Sort of a "BEAM ME UP SCOTTY" moment for me. Seems so foreign to me still though. Mrs.Cassidy is not one of those teachers who was left behind when this new age technology started to become more pronounced in the schools. Instead she has grasped the bull by the horns and has learned to familiarize herself with such technologies as skype so that she can become the best teacher that she can be.