Even now there are kids that don't know how to write OR type on a computer! That means they're really left behind on both the literary and digital divide. Covering both chasms is very important IMO.
Kindergarten is a tough time for some kids. It's the first time that they are away from their mother or father for an extended period of time. To help ease the experience, Japanese kindergartens and pre-schools have cute, colorful buses.
The buses are supposed to hopefully make children want to ride them — and thus, go to school.
This Pikachu bus from an Osaka kindergarten does more than make kids want to ride it. No doubt some adults probably want to hitch one, too!
- Simon Fraser UniversityComputing Science, 1993 - 1998
- Simon Fraser UniversityProfessional Development Program, 1999 - 2000
- Burnaby Central Secondary School1988 - 1993
- Surrey School DistrictTeacher, 2000 - presentI currently teach ICT and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School.
- Simon Fraser UniversityITDA Mentor, 2011 - 2013I mentored in-service teachers who were in the ITDA (Integrating Technology for the Digital Age) Field Program.
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