Sunday, October 4, 2009
I had the pleasure of viewing Dr. Christie's site and found myself getting carried away with too much stuff. I listened to the information on Dr. Christie and what she has started in her classroom. By having children work with graduate students and teachers to increase both the knowledge of the teachers and the confidence of the student she has created a great learning environment. This is a perfect example of what learning could be. There is children walking throughout the class showing the adults what to do, and everyone is learning. The graduate student is able to put into practice what they are learning by teaching others to become familiar with the technology. This is what is missing from most class environments that I have experienced. The quality of the instruction is great, I learn the information, take a test and loose 50% of what I learned within six months. The old expression is "Use it or loose it." There was a child by the name of Jamie who is doing his sixth summer internship by helping teachers to learn. He will never loose it and the people in the class have more hands on experience in a comfortable environment with many instructors. Who is more qualified than Jamie?
click here to go to Dr. Christie's site.
I started going round other places and found myself on google Earth. I downloaded the latest version and was able to take a visual tour of my home. I have not been able to travel to the place I was born in the past eight years and it has changed dramatically. I was also able to look up building and places that my father has restored. The site has a historical button on it that allows you to look at images from years gone by.