Ms. Cassidy uses some very effective techniques, however I cannot help but
wonder how much of this is being retained. As the father of a first grader, I know
first hand the aptitude of a first grader and this seems to advanced to actually
be retained. Ms. Cassidy herself said he students are only blogging one sentence.
Believe me a first grader cannot put a sentence together much less be able to
spell the most of the words in the sentence! I believe making a video is quite
possibly the most effective of her techniques. Making a video would only be
limited the child's vocabulary and not the ability to write effectively.
Making videos would definitely be something I would be interested in doing with
my class. As a Special Education major, I would be challenged as to how I could
make an effective learning experience out of the video. A potential impediments
would be administration, fellow instructors, and student's parents. To get the
buy in from them I would have to show them how effective this would be to the
student's learning experience and also how this would enhance them as students.