Ms. Kathy Cassidy and students
In Ms.Cassidy's video and Skype interview I was able to see first-hand what a difference technology makes in a student’s life can start at a very young age. In the video Ms. Cassidy makes a comment on how when the whole project started she only had five computers and from there she developed a center of learning through technology. This video shows how much enjoyment the students get from learning with a different learning tool. Having students use the internet to learn about different traditions is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! In the video it showed how Ms. Cassidy’s students are able to post blogs about things they have learned which helps the parents be able to track their child’s progress other than a letter being sent home once every few months. I think this is a great way to help parents make sure that their children aren’t falling behind in school. While watching this video I was able to see how well the students work with the use of technology and how they know the difference between learning and playing. The use of a DS makes the idea of having a child think they are playing a game rather than learning so they don’t lose interest. I think that I would love to have technology used that much in a classroom of my own one day. I know that having kids use the internet at such a young age might be risky but can also teach the kids to be aware if the dangers that can come along with the internet! Technology is always going to be a part of life and what better way to teach someone by using something they will use every day?