Sunday, August 23, 2009

The students

This is Crisseyda, my computer student and Spanish teacher. She's 11 and lives just down the street in Suchitoto, and she loves learning how to use a computer - in her school, there aren't very many computers and each student just gets a few minutes on one once in a while. So Crisseyda and I have explored the basics - turning the computer on and off, opening a program, writing a few sentences in Word. Right now Crisseyda's learning touch typing (OK, keyboarding, I learned in another era) from a cheerful program, the Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor. It's all been fun to experience with her, and our conversation is very good for my Spanish. We're acquiring a useful vocabulary of computer words in both languages. For me, it's good to be a teacher again - and a learner always.

1 comment:

  1. Also consider the One Laptop Per Child project at