Ms. Young is a graduate student, mother of two boys and an aspiring teacher. She is doing her best to raise them to be global citizens and competent learners in this journey we call life and does the same for her students. She believes technology can provide a channel for student exploration and learning that they wouldn't be able to experience otherwise with out technology.
Hey mom, do you think other kids get to go to the aquarium?
Yes, other kids go to the aquarium but there are children that don't get to go to cool places like the aquarium.
Those kids are really missing out!
Ms. Young has worked with virtual and augmented reality technology. Google expeditions and virtual reality platforms that allow you to travel the world, visit space, habitats around the world and more provide students with first hand experiences that enhance classroom instruction and support deeper learning for students.
Well hopefully their teachers at school utilize technology appropriately so that those students can have similar experiences through VR and AR tech, That's what I would use!
I wonder what life is like for kids that live on the other side of the world...
Ms. Young has also enjoys exploring the real world but she also knows the benefits of tech, like google hangout and other platforms that enable communication and collaboration between people. Ms. Young believes that students should learn how to use technology well, safely and appropriately to become competent global citizens to bring great minds together for societal advancements.
You know Rowen we could use technology to take a virtual field trip and talk to other students in classrooms across the globe to learn more about their culture!