Teacher Training

iSTEP 2013 - India

In the next few weeks, Vivek and I will be training some of the teachers at Mathru to use the basic functions of computers.  Yesterday at the end of the school day, eight teachers met us in Mathru’s computer lab for a brief introduction and discussion to help us get a better idea of what exactly they would like to learn.  Most of them have very basic computer skills and can use a mouse and keyboard, but they all expressed a desire to learn how to type faster, how to use Microsoft Word, and how to send emails and use the internet.

Preparing to teach these basic skills has made me realize how I take for granted simple typing skills that allow me to make this blog post or simple navigation skills that have allowed me to conduct research via the internet.  Training the teachers presents a new challenge that…

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