Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I want to know Wednesday

1) I want to know what this year's Web Class web pages are going to look like.

The rumor is that we have a couple of very talented young web developers in this year's class. Each spring we hold special academic enrichment classes in the area of technology. We've been teaching kids how to build their own web page almost since the beginning of DinoMights. (Click here to visit the Old DinoMights website and view the orignial student web pages!) After all, DinoMights began as a collaboration with the Park Avenue Computer Center. The kids actually write all the code for their own web page. These are fourth and fifth graders doing this project!

You want to know what is even more amazing? The teacher of the class is a 21 year old college student that learned how to do this stuff as a DinoMight growing up in the same way that these fourth graders are learning it today! Micah is truly amazaing. Not only has he taught the kids to build their own pages, but he actually designed and build the entire DinoMights website at age 19! You should definitely check out his work and the work of former Web Class participants. Stay tuned to view this year's class accomplishments coming soon!

2) I still want to know who is going to win the Stanley Cup!

The Blackhawks knocked off the Vancouver Canucks. So the dream is for Willie Mitchell for now. On the other hand, all three other series are going to game 7. This round has absolutely been so exciting, even though I don't have cable and I can't actually watch any of the games. Three of the Original Six teams are still in contention, several remaining teams have not won the Cup in a generation, and we have Sid vs. Ovie (Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.)

3) I want know why the Capitals vs. Penguins game is not on network television tonight.

This game could define the next ten years of the NHL and I'm not going to be able to watch it. It has got to be at least as interesting as American Idol or whatever cop/doctor drama is on the other stations. No offense if you like those things, but just imagine if American Idol was only available on selected cable networks.

I'm just going to have to face it: until today's web class fourth graders are old enough to design a free web based solution for watching the games, I'll just be catching the highlights afterwards.

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