Grade 5 Student Recalls TechLit Before Specialties
Kevin Recalls Early TechLit
This week my story comes from the kid by the name Kevin. Kevin, one of my grade 5 students, shocked me by keeping memories from the day he started to attend the lab. He remembers those days when we had fewer programs at the computers.
In Kiswahili, he reminded me “unakumbuka tukiwa tunafanya touch typing kila wakati? (do you remember when we were doing the touch typing all the time?)" Students used to learn computer basics, then immediately started with Touch-Typing.
Games, Basics and Touch-Typing
Kevin then compared those days with our new curriculum. "Siku iyo si kama sai hatuboeki, saa hii kuna programme nyingi sana (those days are not like nowadays we were boring but nowadays we are lucky to have more program)”. He continued to remind me of the time he could see many teachers, three or four teachers teaching them only SuperTux and Touch-Typing.
Learning To Learn with Specialties
We had conversations with Kevin for about 5 minutes comparing those days to now. He told me how to now students improve by learning a lot of programs. He explained the benefits of learning video production, music production, graphic design and coding. I was so impressed to hear that even the students notice our improvement.
About The Author
Denis is our school lead educator in Mogotio Primary School.