Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Computer class 101

Dennen and I are teaching an 8 week introduction to computers to people in our community. It's once a week on Tuesdays for 2 1/2 hours. This is a very basic class, like how to turn on the computer, what a USB port is, where to type a web address, emailing, and more. We have quite a few ESL students (Peruvian, Colombian, and Korean) which is always difficult but entertaining nonetheless.

It's fun to see our class get so excited when they learn something new. Last night a lady in our class named Maria (she's Colombian) double high fived the lady next to her when she figured out how to attach a picture to an email. It was awesome. This same lady clapped her hands whenever she completed a typing exercise during our learning how to type lesson.



Many of them can't get jobs because they don't have basic computer skills (like typing). I think this is something many of us take for granted. We grew up with computers and it's very natural for us to know how to use them. For these people it isn't.

We had an assignment last night where they had to comment on our blog post. Check it out, I think they did a pretty good job.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I learned alot tonight.

Anonymous said...

is a nice teachers in are class.

Anonymous said...

hi this is mark

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Youngoak. Thank you so much for you help and teaching and all. Thank you, thank you and BIG thank you. ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

hi.love this class



marcela nunez

Anonymous said...

Thanks for teaching me.
Vilma :)

Anonymous said...

Good looking class and from comments it sounds like students enjoyed the computer class.

DAD

THE KYNASTONS said...

What computer class are you teaching?? Sounds like you guys are pro teachers :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the joys of being a teacher...as your mother and I agree to. and ..How do I attach a picture to an email?
grandma-j

Nichole said...

I love the earrings that I bought off of etsy from you. I get a lot of comments on them. That is so exciting that you are pregnant! We just had a baby boy, Wakefield. Being a mom is so hard! But it is also fun. Congratulations!