Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What I Want to be When I Grow Up...

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The kids at each school answer this question differently, but they all dream big. They strive to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, and many other prestigious professions. Just like kids all around the world they want to go to school so that they can do what ever they want when they get older. The XO laptop allows them to get ahead in education and become closer to their dreams; it can also be a resource for finding more opportunities in life.

During our winter camp sessions at Katane we will be working on an "XO Job Fair." After talking with Wilemina, we learned that the students are already use the laptops to create cv's. We are going to combine their work with cv's into a job fair. The students will research "what they want to be when they grow up" and create cv's based on what they already know and what they find out while doing their research. After this they will be able to research jobs, careers, and fields related to their interests. They whole idea of this is to open up new paths for them in life. Hopefully they will be able to find countless opportunities and goals to work towards.

At the "XO Job Fair" the students will make a presentation using their XO. They will incorporate browse, record, write, paint into their presentation and then share with the other students what they can do in the future.

To add to the job fair, we will also incorporate what the students have been learning in their math classes by having them learn how to create charts and graphs on the laptops. They will chart the interests of their students into different career areas. This will also show them all of the different opportunities there are within one area.

By the end of this learning project the students will be exposed to many new and interesting professions they never knew existed, they will learn more about their fellow students, they will find out more about their own interests, they will be able to successfully use the laptop for their studies in math, and they will master their skills on other XO programs.

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