Thursday, October 14, 2010

Silent Generation Meets Generation Y

Today is a day to remember.  Today, the 'silent generation' (people born in the 1930s and 1940s) met 'generation Y'.  Here's a picture to prove it.
That's my mother who is embarking on her journey of hyper-connected, brain-juicing, soul invigorating learning.  I'm so proud of her I could simply bust.  My mother is the model of a perfect learner: she's tenacious, very bright, inquisitive and her creativity is almost boundless.  She wants to be a part of this new landscape of learning and sharing.  Her passions are many, but watercolour painting is high on the list.  Today is her first day with her brand spanking new Asus laptop.  In a short time, she learned how to open the browser, find her gmail account, bookmark web pages and look for interesting videos on YouTube.  She's going to be a force to reckon with, I'm sure.  I can't wait until she starts blogging about her painting.

Can you imagine a world where our teachers, regardless of age, are as enthusiastic about learning new web technologies as my mother is?  How powerful and transformative that would be; for them and their students!

Why not wade in and leave her a message of encouragement?

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Lucy!!!
    Curiosity really never 'killed the cat' it made her mind and body more agile. I will await with eagerness to read more about your learning exploits,