WOW!! Vicki Davis has done a tremendous job. It was cool to witness that type of technology and teaching taking place in just a rural area. Which I hope will give inspiration to all students and teachers to know that you do not allow your environment to dictate the hopes, dreams and wonderful experiences you can have in your life. I especially loved when she said, "you do not have to know everything in order to teach it". I think that says a lot, that we as future teachers should not try to override our brains with all the information. For we learn each and every day and in that process it makes it worth teaching when you can learn with your students. It gives them the example that you never truly stop learning, no matter what you profession may be.
The idea of learning through technology like this, I think is brilliant. What do all kids over the world know about? Computers. For the past two decades these students have grown up with either a computer at home or at least access to one in the schools and libraries. Children are fascinated with technology, for it gives the sense of urgings to learn all they possibly can about it. I personally grew up with a computer at home and every day I most definitely was learning all about email accounts and instant messaging. I thought it was so cool that I could write a letter or have a conversation with someone and they would receive it within in minutes, all through the use of technology. Technology is indeed the wave of the future and we as future educators need to know we must learn our students and adapt the curriculum in a way that leads to a investigation of the mind to learn and not just using a test on paper with a pencil. We all indeed learn differently, which makes each and every one of us truly special.