Kathy Cassidy

I am a grade one teacher who learns from and with her students. Since 2005 my classroom has been connected to the world using various social media sites.

My students each have their own blog, which is a digital portfolio of their year's work. Their blogs include video, podcasts and images as well as their written work. We are now a one to one iPad classroom.

I share ideas about literacy and the ways that I use technology to support learning in my classroom with local, national and international audiences.

I have been fortunate to win several awards, including the Canadian Innovative Teacher Award from Microsoft, the Canadian Regional Award for Reading and Technology from the International Reading Association and the Kay L. Bitter Award from ISTE. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator.

In 2013, I published my first book, Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades.

In addition to the icons below, my online spaces include

My Classroom Blog

My Professional Blog

My Classroom Twitter Account