I am very encouraged after watching the videos with Mrs. Cassidy. Her use of technology in the classroom, especially at such a young age, is inspiring. These children are learning to use valuable tools in the 1st grade, which is beneficial on multiple levels. For starters, by them staying current on technology, they are able to adapt to and learn new technology as it appears. Secondly, they are learning skills that they will utilize for the rest of their lives. Thirdly, they are able to collaborate with other children around the world.
I definitely plan to implement the use of blogs in my classroom. I would like my students to be able to collaborate with other students on project, such as learning about customs in other countries. I will be a social studies teacher and feel that technology will be very beneficial to my lessons. If I can teach them about Russia, why not also put them in contact with people in Russia? Technology is so beneficial to educators and their students. I want to keep up with current technology and assist my students in their educational journey. My opinion is the biggest problem I may encounter is that students may not have had exposure to technology prior to entering my classroom in the middle or high school level. To remedy this, I must be knowledgeable enough to be able to teach the use of technology, as well as my social studies lessons.