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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Prairie Interview

College Community

In December the Creek Squad went to Cedar Rapids Prairie and taught the eighth graders about Google sites. This was a wonderful experience for the Creek Squad because we got to teach students of our age group. It was a fun filled day, doing what the Creek Squad does best... Teaching about technology.
I had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice people. We were welcomed and treated very nicely by the Prairie School. I really enjoyed the experience and hope that it will happen again.

~Moriah Jonhson

Teaching people my own age was an experience that I will carry with me. It was really cool to get a feel for what other students want to know about computers.
~Rachel Beckler

When Creek Squad went to Prarie middle school, I had a lot of fun, and also learned a lot! Plus, I realized that some schools don’t have a lot of new technology to work with. I am a strong Apple person and I had to test my patience when Prarie’s Jr. High didn’t have Apple products. They did, however, have Google App accounts, thank goodness :)
For some reason, I wasn’t expecting that they were going to need a lot of help. I had to use a lot of patience to help people too. I wasn’t used to that, because in the Creek Squad, we’re all advanced and when we do need help, it’s always just a small thing that someone knows right away, and something that’s we’re very quick to get.
Overall, I had to use more “people skills” than I normally do :)
~Lauren Judge

Creek Squad went on a “field trip” to College Community. We taught the 8th grade class some basics for Google Applications. Miles, Gene and Ahren presented examples on the board to the class while the rest of us, Bailey, Lauren, Moriah, Cooper, Garrett and Trevor walked around for one-on-one help. As I said, we taught them the basics. We taught them a little bit about Docs and Forms, but the bulk of the presentation were about Sites. The students were instructed to make websites for their reading projects. We taught them how to make, name and personalize their websites and embed forms on their sites. Overall, I think everyone learned a lot. The students at Prairie learned a lot about Sites and the Creek Squad learned a lot about how to teach and how work well with other students. It was super fun and I really wish that we could go back soon.

~Bailey Mooney