Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This is a good video for preschool teachers. It's a game called, "What's in the Box?"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

K-12 blog

Incorporating Technology into the Classroom

This video showed how far teachers and students have come using technology. The teacher in this video used online activities and videos to teach the class. She was able to teach using technology throughout the day. I am so impressed with this video because the children were engaged and learning throughout. Some of these students are more technologically advanced than adults! I learned that technology can enhance a students' learning experience, no matter how young. This video is available to view at

This classroom was very different from the classes I grew up in. We did not have near the amount of technology, nor was it incorporated into our daily routines. It is amazing how far we have come in education in such a short time! I would like to say I will have this type of learning as a resource available to me when I become a teacher.

Naifiza: Technology Teen

This video is about a teenage High School Senior. Her name is Naifiza. She is part of a technology group at her High School. It shows how she uses technology as a major part in her life; from computers, to cell phones, to I-pods. She uses technology to create software, which in turn aids other students in learning. Naifiza has incorporated the latest technology into her own education as well. This video shows us how far students have come with technology and how willing they are to learn.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Technology Whiz Kid

In this video about a young boy who is very technologically advanced, Cameron showcases his skills. He is nine years old and is interested in technology. He learns at a rapid pace, and very often is teaching others as he learns something new. Sometimes he even needs to teach a certain subject to his teachers, or inform them of a new skill he has learned. What I took away from this video is the fact that this generation of young children are learning at a rapid pace. They are eager and ready to learn all about this world, and are well equipped to do so. In the case of Cameron teaching his teachers different technological skills, I believe that many children are well versed to teach skills to adults. I think we need to have an open mind to learn from our students as well as us teaching them. In my own experience, I have found many times that children I interact with are teaching me something. I am not the best with technology and often will need to ask for help with certain things. I have many times asked for help from someone younger than me. We can always learn from children.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

first blog

My name is Kinsie. I attend UCO as an Early Childhood Education major. I plan on graduating in the fall of 2011. I currently work as a Respiratory Therapist, but want to become a teacher. I also am a nanny for a 17 month old and 5 year old twins. My passion is children. I hope to be able to teach Pre-K or Kindergarten. I wanted to become a teacher to be able to impact children's lives in a positive and loving way.