Grade 4 Student Overcomes Challenges
Struggling With New Skills
Bowen, a grade 4 student had a problem with Inkscape vector editor this week. He was not able to use some of the shape tools and didn't know how to colour them. He was just saying “Mi sielewi." (I really don't understand.)
Examples of Success
Other students were telling Irene, a girl in their class: "we saw your photo in a phone making shapes changing colours." We shared a story about Irene on TechLit's Facebook page last week, so all the students had seen her on their parents' phones. Irene was so happy hearing that her photo was in the phone.
So Bowen said i want also my photo to be in the phone. So he really focused on it struggled with it, asked Irene to show her how it is done. He was shown everything and made different shapes with different colours. Bowen, after completing, was just saying "take a picture of me! I want also to be in the phone."
About The Author
Irene Pepit is our school lead educator for Zawadi Yetu in Mogotio, Kenya.