Little Kids.. Big Potential
This video was really cute! I enjoyed watching this and seeing how students use technology in the classroom. The students seem to love being able to use technology in the classroom. I want to use technology in my classroom. I thought that it was really cool how they talked about EDM310 students in their video. This shows how important it is to comment on our C4Ks every week.
Ms. Cassidy Skype Video
Ms. Cassidy is a first grade teacher from Canada, who uses technology in her classroom. I completely agree with Ms. Cassidy in that students learn better with technology, then they do with a teacher just teaching them something. I think that having the students blog is a great way for them to learn to write properly. Blogging is a great way for them to connect with other students or teachers all over the world. I believe that students learn better when they do things themselves, opposed to the teacher just telling them what and how to do it. This is also a great way for the parents to see what their child is doing in school. The parent can just get on the internet look at the class blog and read what their child has written, or watch a video that their child has done. I love this idea, because the parent does not have to go to the school to see exactly what their child has learned or is learning in class.
I feel that there will be many benefits of using technology in the classroom. The first benefit is that the students are learning. Blogging or, Skyping with a professional, is a fun way for the students to learn. Even though they think they are just having fun, in reality they are learning. Another benefit is that they are networking. Networking is a great way to meet people from all over the world. This benefits the student by allowing them to see what someone is doing, or how they write, from all over the world. The last benefit I believe is that the parents can see what their child is doing in the classroom. The parent can look at their child's blog and see what they are doing and how they have improved throughout the year. This is a great way for the parent to get involved in their child's studies, without them having to go to the school.