|The added advantage in african american children's |
education...Computer Homeschooling (Part3)
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit how 'bout you!
In our last article our subject was finding resources to
homeschool african american children using the Internet and
other avenues. In part 3 of 4 we will champion the use of
computers to teach our african american children and prepare
them for the future where computers will be involved in
almost every aspect of our society.
Recent news came out that John Singleton, director of Boyz N
the Hood has joined the ranks of other high profile
directors in game design development. Video games these
days, like the ones your children are probably playing are
not only big business, but they also have small movies in
them. These directors are becoming involved in video game
design because it's a natural extension of their talents.
I'm mentioning this because if your child is playing video
games now, with the proper development in the coming years
they could be prepared for video game development. The first
step is getting them used to using a computer and then
adding other skills in software programs that will help them
in the future. An example is a powerful graphics program
Adobe Photoshop, getting them to dabble now while they are
young (and my 9 year-old nephew is better at Photoshop than
I am) and exposing them to a formal class later (he had the
class) will put them on the road to careers that are way
above the pay at your local burger place.
That is just one career example with computers in the
industry, it would take a book to show you the ones
available today. In the not too distant future computers
will be part of our society even more as the computers
become smaller and smaller and faster and faster. Not
exposing your children to computers now will only harm them
and make sure they are left behind with the digital divide
growing each day.
A computer homeschool will develop children who are not only
computer literate, but able to install software, learn new
software, know how to use the Internet for research and
communication, know how to keep a computer network secure
and other numerous benefits.
Remember this subject is worthy of more than just one
article and therefore will be covered in a 4 part series.
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About the Author
Daviyd Peterson: 10-year consultant, instructor, trainer
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