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1st Hour Guest: Rene’ Compton
“Computer Puppets Go to the Head of the Class”
The “Shark Tank” TV show missed a good one. Last September, Rene’ Compton of Orlando, Florida, sent in an audition tape and made it through the first round but then was cut. She could have shown them a thing or two: How she has Kindergartners already typing in public and private Florida schools and Preschoolers asking Grandpa how much RAM he has on his home computer.
Compton takes her cues from Sesame Street by using her Computer Puppets to teach young children how to use the computer. “If I do this in a fun, interactive way, then frustration could be eliminated. Kids are easier to teach than adults because I took away the fear of the unknown. When Sesame Street first came out, a lot of people couldn’t read. Many adults learned to read with it.”
Compton heads up Compton Learning Co, Inc., ( www.computerpuppets.com ) with her learning program for kids from Kindergarten through Fifth Graders using puppets via a professional teaching video in four parts.
Part Four is about Internet safety , and it features the Byte family. There is even a surprise guest portraying Megabyte, the Mom. It’s none other than Dr.Hildy voicing Megabyte. “It’s just a fun way for the kids to learn – and, of course, the adults,also,” says Compton, whose fertile imagination has created 24 individual puppets. Read the rest of this entry