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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

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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