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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Real VT: a week in the life of a rural community tech mentor

Posted By on Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 11:28 AM

Just came across an interesting August 5 post from Jessamyn West, the former Rutland Free Library Outreach Librarian who is now working as an Americorps-funded community technology mentor in Randolph. Jessamyn writes librarian.net, but she also keeps a personal blog, and that's the one where she describes a typical week in the life of a rural tech teacher. Here's part of Wednesday's entry:

I went to a low income housing development in yet another townwhere I teach a regular every-other-week class to a group of mainlysingle mothers. This week we learned: how to filter mail in Yahoo mail,cutting and pasting between applications, what a cookie is, and how touse the Undo function. Everyone felt good by the end of it. The ladywho runs the Family Center where the three-computer lab is made us allscones.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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