Archive for February 16th, 2007
Before I arrived here, it had been raining heavily for a few days. There are no signs of the much talked of floods now though. They were soaked up as fast as they came. It did rain heavily last night, however. I have not seen such huge, warm raindrops since my time in West Africa. Delicious.
A really enjoyable INSET day today with the staff of Hornbill school here in Brunei. Loads of imagination and interesting ideas. It says something about the captivating nature of the Myst games, that they even appeal to folk living and working in such a tropical and fascinating place with its own (analogue!) beauty. (There are long tailed, wiry, monkeys walking past me as I write. They seem intent on getting the house cat, but she is just a little too fast for them!)
Thank you to Jason and Kathy, the staff and the children at Hornbill school, for a fantastic, fun-filled few days.
Here’s a great site, full of resources that you can use as a visual stimulus:
Don’t forget to take the time to stand still in each QTVR (Quick time virtual reality) Panorama and write or discuss – before you even think about moving. It is the first movement that creates a bit of magic when using these with children.
Me: I am in my own virtual tropical island here in Brunei, about to do a training day with the staff at Hornbill school.