I'm doing a program for 3rd-6th graders this summer, at the public library. After a rocky start, I've sort of focused on the goal of teaching kids how to make stuff online. I'm sure I'm being influenced by the whole Maker movement, but I also notice that lots of kids use the computer passively--watching videos and clicking madly, but rarely contributing by commenting or creating something new. So now I'm on a mission to change that.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The Tale of Despereaux, which the teachers at my school like to read aloud, when I came across The Adventures of a South Pole Pig. It has an old fashioned way about it--well spoken animal characters, true danger, and a slightly bumbling but good-hearted hero. And while I don't usually go in for talking animals, I was quite charmed.