I really wanted to use my ipod shuffle on my trip up to the school today so I figured time to get downloading the program to go with it so I can load some music. I have to admit I was a bit put out that I could not just drag and drop music onto it in the first place that would make the most sense.
I tried MediaWidget and did not get to far. I am sure it is a fine program based on reviews I have read there are no complaints – except mine… where the heck are the instructions for low tech people like myself. All it seems to want to do is transfer music from my ipod to my computer – if I had music on my ipod in the first place I would not be doing all this.
Now I am on round 2 and downloading iTunes which according to Belize internet is going to take about 1.5 hours to do so – not impressed ha ha I am ready to go now. I think it’s time to go toast a bagel and chill out a minute.
Actual download time – 57 minutes. Was I able to get it working before I had to go? Unfortunately not. I know I make jokes about being low tech but this goes way beyond that lol – I did not think it would require a rocket science degree.
When I got to the school and checked out the progress on the new computer lab, any trace of my technology induced bad mood vanished. I was totally wowed seeing 40 brand new Dell computers set up and ready. This wonderful gift came from several members of Parish of St Matthews congregation (who wish to remain anonymous ) Pacific Palisades, CA. Thanks to their generous donation, the students can take their learning to the next level and the teachers will be able to get their Associate teachers Degrees without leaving the Island or their jobs to do so.
Other school news is just as exciting as the computer lab, Vernon has been working with working with CNU college in USA and the Minister of Education in Belize to bring CNU’s marine biology department and set up a study of mangroves and the micro biology associated with them. They will be working together setting up a farm to grow mangroves for transplanting to other areas of the island to help replace what the developers are destroying by clear cutting of the mangroves. What a huge education opportunity that will be for HC kids and teachers to learn as well as grad students and professors from CNU. They will also be pioneering the transplanting of sea grasses in Belize to help replace the sea grasses which are often displaced by dredging for sand for piers, landings, and boats. To lean more about this, the health post, and new child counseling center please visit the Holy Cross School blog.
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Heading to the bridge
Side road by Casa Pan Dulce
Roads are a bit bumpy
Not as bad as they were last time I passed this way
Boca Del Rio roads
A bit wet from the rain a few days back
40 new Dell computers – thanks to Parish of St Matthews
A must here – surge protectors
Imagine the possibilities
Lots of learning potential for teachers and students
Miss Grace our school Nurse and Miss Linda fitting and collecting payment for uniforms
Volunteers washing chairs