Today was an exciting day for Global Kids' Online Leadership Program. We identify as an after school program. But today we launched our first classroom-based program, a semester long, 100+ session Global Science course at the High School for Global Citizenship (funded by the Motorola Foundation). Why is the OLP involved? The course will use the virtual world of Second Life to teach the curriculum.
All considered, things went very well. Below are my random notes from the day.
The 20 new Macbooks are beautiful and well secured by four locks.
However, as prepared as we were, I forgot that new Macs arrive sans dongle for connecting them to the projector. Oops! Instead we used a PC to project on the screen.
When students entered we already had Joyce up on Skype, speaking from her home in Mass. It was fascinating to see the teens avoid her. A few mentioned, half joking, that they were scared of her, this disembodied talking head on a desk.