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Teaching Leaders to Use Technology in Their Troop Programs

by Wynne Whyman
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Can get them to admit fears -- use colored strips (red, yellow, green): How do I feel about using a computer? (Hold up the appropriate-colored strip)

Fear is Normal!

Could ask them to write in a journal and describe a time when they overcame a fear (non-technological!)
Don't need to share this with the group -- just think about it!

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot."

--Eleanot Roosevelt

Gender Equity issues -- are the girls being short-changed?

Example: the Junior Pet Care badge.
The instructor demo'd some charts, spreadsheets, web sites, and text/documents. The point -- show how an office suite and a web browser can be used to find information and organize it for a typical badge. The ulterior motive here is to sneak technology into other stuff to get everyone comfortable with the idea!

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