The Can Do project, which is a joint venture of the Charleston County School District and the Medical University of South Carolina received a $30,000 grant from Kodak, Inc. One of the components of the grant is to train Can Do teachers in computer applications, home page authoring, basic computer troubleshooting, and advanced imaging skills. The grant is also funding digitizing the repository of photographs and slides acquired over the ten year life of the Can Do Project. Eventually all of these images will be available through the Internet from the Can Do Homepage and in other media.
Each Saturday from January to May teachers came to the Medical University of South Carolina. The instructors for the course were Richard Slonim, Technology Manager for Garrett Academy of Technology; Jim Nicholson, Image Analysis Supervisor; Sandy Schaller, Multimedia Developer; and Tom O'Brien, Systems Engineer, of the Medical University of South Carolina.
The purpose of the course was to familiarize teachers with all areas of the computer use. It was the hope of the grant writers that what was gained from the course would be carried over into the classroom.
The course was designed to support users of both Macintosh and Windows computers (about 50% each) in the class. Software was chosen that had nearly identical versions available for each platform. All students spent equal time working on both computer operating systems. To get started we used this slide show.