topics about computer programming in Scratch that will be used by the teachers in Barbados to
be able to continue teaching after the week we spend there. We have finished up the first four
booklet topics and will continue working on them this week.
This class has made me realize truly how fortunate we are to grow up in a place where education
is so heavily valued and we are provided with some of the best resources and opportunities the
world has. While we are so fortunate, there are plenty of others who just do not have great
opportunities. That is why our One Laptop per Child program is so important. The children we
will help were not born in a wealthy country with great opportunities. For them, an introduction
to computer programming could change the course of their lives and could be the difference
between being able to get a good education and good job for themselves or remaining in the
same situation they are in now.
This image suggests that learning computer programming can provide an opportunity to create
wealth and leave poverty behind.