Well, our workshops today were very successful, but now I am so tired. We had two sessions, with 20+ kids in each one. I first asked the kids what some of their favorite websites were. Then I explained how our company has an intranet that can only be seen from within the company, and asked if some of the kids knew what department their parents were in, and we found the department’s website. Then we had them draw their own imaginary web pages on paper, with markers, while they came up one at a time and gave me some information to put on a real website I had started. Heather and Jess walked around and talked to them, and Jess snapped a few pictures of the kids at work. At the end of class, they got to share their drawings, and then I showed them the website I’d put together, with all their information and photos on it. The workshop really depended on the kids being interested and wanting to draw, and luckily they were all really into it, which was great. And really, they were all very well-behaved children. During the second session, a photographer came in to get pictures of me presenting and working with the kids, so maybe those will turn up somewhere. After we were all finished, I e-mailed the parents from each session and sent them a link to their child’s session’s web page.
Overall, I think everything went really well. I’d probably volunteer again next year, it was fun, even if I do hate children.