Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blog Post #11

Ms. Cassidy made a smart decision by making a form for the parents of her students to aware them of what they will be working on throughout the year using technology.
1st grade students are at a young age and it is important to include the parents to monitor at home or get involved with what the kids are learning and participating with in the classroom. Elementary students need to be informed of the risks and privacy aspects of the internet. Also, an effective way to use this method would be including the parents and using it at home. Ms. Cassidy takes a great approach into the technological world by experimenting with her students and trying to learn how to communicate and write on computers through their blogs. I would definitely use the technique of making a form and including the parents as much as possible to encourage the blogging and computer use as a way of learning and educating the kids.

The students had great questions that each of us may think time to time. Ms. Cassidy spends her time wisely doing positive research on the computers to improve her technology skills. One of the most important things that I am continuing to hear over and over is that teaching does not stop in the classroom. Your job as an educator does not stop when the dismiss bell rings. Teachers are constantly trying to improve their lessons or finding new methods and techniques to improve their classroom. My favorite thing about her Skype interview was when she said, "Technology isn't going away it's here to stay." As a future educator I can not be intimidated by technology. I need to embrace the wonderful aspect of the computers and find ways to benefit my classroom by using them.


  1. Embrace it! Your students already have!

    Well written. Thoughtful.

  2. I agree with you,as a educator we can not be intimidated by technology. I admit I am a little intimidated by technology, only because where I come from it is not used as much as it is in other areas. Even on my job there are a lot of people who do not own a smart phone or a computer. Even as a substitute teacher, the students are not even concern with education better yet technology. I think I need to know more about technology for professional purposes.It just is just a tough process to say how much we need technology when I see so many other issues that need to be addressed in my community, but like she said "technology is here to stay".