Sunday, June 06, 2010

Teacher in U.S., students in Haiti! Awesome! Thank you, Internet!

Two dozen Haitian students manage a ragged unison in their stab at English.

"Today we go to school," they pronounce, more or less as one. Their instructor approves and gives the next cue.

"In school I will learn to write."

"In school I will learn to write," the students repeat.

On this day, the teacher, Justin Purnell, sits 1,300 miles away in Asheville, N.C. The students are packed into a bare-bones classroom in Port-au-Prince, watching and answering via video on a laptop computer propped in front of them. The steamy air carries the whine of a generator running in the makeshift tent camp outside. Full story...
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