Mrs. Cassidy's first graders have it made when it comes to education. They get to use so much technology in the classroom. Each student has their own blog to post on certain topics. This helps them with grammar and writing skills. They get really excited when others comment on them. They also have a class webpage that has links to other learning sites. They can use this webpage to study up on a certain topic or they can use it in their spear time. The students use Wiki pages to learn about rituals and the alphabets. They posted videos about alphabets and received response videos from EDM310 students. Mrs. Cassidy's students use Skype to communicate with other students miles away and are able to ask professors from colleges questions on a specific topic. They even get to bring their Nintendo DS to school to play educational games. This helps them learn to read, solve problems and share with others.
Teachers like Mrs. Cassidy is doing her students a great service. By using these technologies her students are getting so much more knowledge than they would using just text books. I applaud Mrs. Cassidy and hope that other teachers follow suit.