Our world became a little more connected today as I skyped into Karen Lirenman's First Grade Classroom in Canada. She allowed me to join in the learning as they had a video game programmer sharing with their class today! The reason I asked her if I could join in was because I know that this is a career area that Kam is considering (yes, I know he's only 8-"Really?"). So Karen, such a dear person, allowed us to join in on the Face time call from her friend Beth.
Kam was listening intently as he heard what Beth got to do with her job. She shared with Karen's class all about the process of how video games are developed by the writer, the artist and then the programmer. She also answered questions from the children-at the end of her presentation. Kam even got to ask a question-"how many years of college did she have to do?" She told us lots-but noted that there are both 2 year and 4 year programs for this line of work! Yay!
After we ended our skype call with Karen, still more connected learning in the Twitterverse as she tweeted about us joining in...
Look who joined in on our FaceTime with a video game programmer? @aruddteacher100 twitter.com/KLirenman/stat…—Karen Lirenman (@KLirenman) February 18, 2013
Yes, that's me and Kam trapped in the computer screen!