During class this week, we discovered new software to use with our students to enhance our lesson plans. These types of programs can be done within any content area in school, with various ages of students, and create an environment that is interactive and engaging for the students. I learned about Kidspiration in my undergraduate work, but I did not use it in such ways that we have with this class. I feel, as a teacher, I use graphic organizers frequently. I have had students in the past make graphic organizers in their notebooks. Although this has enhanced their learning and helped to gather their thoughts, I feel that if Kidspiration was used, their attention and focus would be far greater with this program. I love that the program is brightly colored and user- friendly. I sometimes feel that some programs are easy for a teacher to use, but when the students try to use it, they get lost and bogged down. I agree with Dr. Ransom when he said that these programs assist our teaching, but they will not be something that you will use every day with every lesson. We want to keep this program intriguing for the students, and overuse will only cause exhaustion! I appreciated learning about these programs and cannot wait to use them in my future teaching.