Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why I'm in Rwanda

I'm here with an awesome team to help bring computers into schools, and primarily to help teachers learn to use them well from a pedagogical and technological perspective. It's a brave adventure for teachers, this trying out technology to augment lessons and increase student engagement.  We're focused on 21st century skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. It can be a frustrating experience for teachers, learning so many new things at once. 

And then they see the eager faces of their students and they are encouraged. We all are.

Below: a physics experiment being captured on video.


Teafan said...

I have some experience with teaching and learning, and you're right - the key is to do it well and to get kids engaged. Keep up the good work!

Angela McRae said...

Oh my goodness! Seeing all those beautiful eager faces has to make it soooo worthwhile. Cannot wait to hear more!