Help Primary Students Connect with the World and Share Their Learning Using Blogs, Twitter, Skype and More!

“Kathy Cassidy (is) a shining example of what one teacher with some grit, curiosity and passion
can do to realize the powerful potential of computing and technology in the classroom. And
she does it with 6 and 7 year olds.” –Dean Shareski, Community Manager, Discovery Education

There is a change in pedagogy in the lower grades these days. In Norway many preschools are using iPads and tablets to teach digital skills and to learn. In the lower grades at school many teachers have started using Smart boards and tablets. To really make the change in your classroom I recommend that you read this book and share it with your colleagues! The shift to connecting your classroom is not that hard if you know how to do this. If you already have a Smart board and computers online, what are you waiting for?

PLPIn her new book Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, primary teacher Kathy Cassidy makes a compelling case for connecting our youngest students to the world, using the transformative power of Internet tools and technologies.The 120-page eBook is the first in a series of solo-author works published by Powerful Learning Press to support teachers and school leaders as they make the shift to digitally infused, inquiry-driven teaching and learning, fueled by students’ own passions and creative interests.

Tweet about Connected From the Start! Join Kathy and Powerful Learning Practice CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach for a one-hour Twitter chat on Sunday, April 14 at 7pm EDT. Use the hashtag #plpnetwork to follow along and participate!


  1. This is really interesting and hope my learners will one day be in a position to make blogs that other learners around the globe will learn from them.

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