Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blog Post #10

Ms. Cassidy is an Elementary teacher up in Canada. She shows us what her first grade students are up to in Little Kids...Big Potential. She shows us that her students us the very same technology we have and letting her students us it to enhance the students learning. Most of the learning comes from writing from comments. Many of their classmates and many other people from across America comment on the students blog in order to become more efficient in writing. Using the internet with blogs that let anyone read the post very helpful because the feedback the children get can become life changing. Anyone can leave a comment which could help the student learn a new thing or a new approach to the subject. I believe that is why Ms. Cassidy has her students learning and doing blogs.

Ms. Cassidy's class in a skype meeting with another teacher

I might would use the techniques that she uses in Interview 3 which is hiding the students from others. She goes out there and changes the pictures of the student and uses only first name to protect the students. Protecting the students is the most important thing a teacher ,who uses technology like blogger, to do. With all the creeps and offenders they might try to connect with the student in someway and try to find them. As a teacher you must protect the students from it always try and help the students out always let them show you there work. Ask questions about who commented and make it where the I ,the teacher, has to agree the comment before anyone else to see it. If I found out that anyone of my students were in trouble on the internet by someone out there I would call the cops to alert them about SO SO and help the student out by changing their name, age, and picture but still allow the other students to view the blogs that student post. Also to announce it in the classblog that the student has ran into some problems and this is their new blogger and this is his profile so remember this student is now called Jon.

In Interview 2 Ms. Cassidy tells us . people in EDM310, that we should start joining twitter not only for the social aspects but the learning aspects. I did not think I could join twitter to help out other teachers. I was just using Twitter as a social media but now that I know I can help more people out with my comments I will be more vocal on any question I see on my Twitter. Because any one comment can change the way you see things, one day my friend showed me a video about a certain subject ( I will not say the subject do to the fact it will raise heated arguments and discomfort) and now my life completely has been change. I always second guessed the subject even though I do not believe it. I just thinking that this could be real really scares me and makes me see the world in a different way.


  1. "...and letting her students us it to enhance the students learning." use, not us This entire sentence is awkward and needs to be rewritten.

    "... has been change. " changed, not change

    " has been change. " It remains a mystery. You should have omitted all of this if you did not want to explain what you were discussing.

  2. Hey bud, good post this week. Try resizing your picture, as it takes up the entire page and is distracting. I really like what you wrote about Twitter. I had never used it for anything more than my own personal entertainment and now I see the value it can bring to me in a professional capacity.