March is moving along with the help of a slice-a-day hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
Yesterday I spent the morning at Poughkeepsie Day School visitng my writing project buddy, Trace and her class of 7th graders as they began creating digital stories. Recently this small private school went green, with each student required to purchase a lap top. Of course, these are kids whose parents pay yearly tuition for a space at the school.
After watching Obama’s new education secretary on Charlie Rose last night, speak passionately about their interest in pumping money into our public and charter schools, I wonder, if that might create some healthy competition.
Charter schools, should we see them as part of the public school system? Friends or foes?
Trace is working on her doctoral dissertation and will be visiting other school environments both public and charter. I will be interested to see what she finds.
It was an interesting morning watching her students play on their computers. Some have macs, but most are working on PC’s and for me that’s foreign territory, but that’s what most kids work on. I have a Dell on my desk, but it’s always closed. I know, I should lift the lid, to feel comfortable on both platfroms but I can’t, no, I haven’t. I could, yes, but I keep avoiding it. It was so easy to move from PC to MAC and much harder to return.
Oh well. time to get off, guitar lesson soon. I need to warm up my fingers first. Can’t wait.
Shower anyone??? Coffee???