Friday, November 4, 2011

Never been to the Vatican? Well, step right up....

Check out this very cool website.  One of the issues we face with our students, many who come from poverty, is a shortcoming in their background knowledge.  It's not an achievement gap, it's a background knowledge gap. Technology has the potential to somewhat even the playing field in terms of taking kids to places they might not ever get to visit, or seeing things they might not otherwise see in their lifetime.  How can you grasp the vision and the magnificence of Michelangelo without visiting the Sistine Chapel?  I was fortunate enough to visit Rome last summer with my wife, but most of my kids will never see it.  Or maybe they might....  It's just a click away.

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