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-- 25 August, 2007 --


Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
I have to learn to be a Design and Technology teacher because teenage girls know all there is to know about computers, or so they believe, which makes Computing teachers redundant. This is my first step on the reinventing of me - learning to make silver jewellery.

I learnt how to make a ring ... and that I can't cut a straight line with a jeweller's saw. I learnt to solder and file and polish ... and that saw blades break when you least expect them to. I still have to find a silver brooch back for my silver dragonfly.

Posted by robynls at August 25, 2007 7:48 PM

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Isn't that incredible? the girls know all there is to know about computers and don't need teachers anymore? I am so far behind the times. I can work my computer OK, but those gadgets like iPods, most cellphones, etc. are beyond me.

Posted by: Bex at August 25, 2007 10:28 PM

Boy I'm slow on the uptake. I couldn't figure out how jewelry making fit in until I saw the first comment. sigh.

Posted by: bb at August 26, 2007 1:01 AM

i wish I knew more about computers...haha! Im clueless most days!
love the jewellrey making - how creative!!

Posted by: Anastasia at August 26, 2007 11:19 AM

you do have to wonder how much more you can teach them about computers when a 16 yr old can take 30 minutes to crack the government's $84 million porn filter
I think you'll do a lot more good (for the students) in the long run teaching design - much more satisfaction in creating than computing

Posted by: Erica at August 28, 2007 2:35 PM

My speciality area is computer programming so my students have enormous scope for creativity and also the skills to be very employable. I like to keep my arts and crafts for my own enjoyment, not spoilt by trying to direct teenage girls in the skills.

Posted by: Robyn Smith at August 28, 2007 3:23 PM

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