Irving Three: Expanding Our Minds in Kenya

Three educators from Irving ISD (with the help and support of South MacArthur Church of Christ) will be spending a portion of their summer in Narobi, Kenya, helping to set up a networked computer lab (among other things) for the students of Made in the Streets.

After reading their recent posts, it seems that all three made it to Kenya safely (although missing some luggage).

If you are unfamiliar with “the three,” Darren is a webmastering teacher at The Academy of IrvingJerram is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Irving ISD, and Emily is Jerram’s wife and new teacher to Lamar Middle School (I think).

The three left with some hardware (digital cameras, iPods, Wii, mics, etc.) and a 500 GB hard drive full of instructional materials created by students and teachers from The Academy (and Brown Elementary… again, I think).

The goal is to make some connections with the students and teachers and network the computer lab so the instructional materials created will be easily accessible by all of the students… Internet is not an option at the moment, so the learning materials and open-source software will be the staple of the students’ learning with technology until next year when another group of volunteers can attend.

I am sure the group would appreciate your support and comments while they are away from home, so add them to your feed reader and follow along with their journey.

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2 Comments on “Irving Three: Expanding Our Minds in Kenya”

  1. […] July 14, 2008 — musingsfromtheacademy Yesterday I posted about three Irving teachers who are visiting and working in Kenya this summer, and yesterday I […]

  2. Grace Esau Says:

    It’s a very good idear.There are so many children who don’t know anything about computers.I possible it will be better if people in the slums will benefit from the project.Please find away to help those who can’t access it.
    Do you have officess in kenya? Grace

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