The idea was received well, and it was decided that I would be in charge of giving a presentation in Russian (!) to the kids the following day. I spent the rest of the day constructing a power point.
|Some of the kids during the presentation|
When it came time to give my presentation, I started by asking the crowd of children who likes computers. All hands went up. I went on to tell them that I love computers too, and feeling confident that they would like my idea, I just dove right in.
I titled my power point:
"ВАШ БЛОГ – ВАША ЖИЗНЬ : ВАШИМИ ГЛАЗАМИ"
"YOUR BLOG - YOUR LIFE : THROUGH YOUR EYES"
My first slide asked the question, "What is a blog?" One of the kids responded with, "Bog??" which is Russian for "God." It was quite funny, but as soon as we cleared that misunderstanding up, the rest was smooth sailing.
I explained what it meant to have a blog, why it would be interesting for them to write down their stories, and how much fun it would be to act like a journalist everyday. They all seemed excited about the idea, but getting them to sit down with a computer and just write will be the next step. Today, I will chase down some of them and try to get the ball rolling. I am excited to learn about where this project will lead the foundation!
|Art in the Classroom - painted by the children|