A view from the road, a glimpse of the world.
Longing for the calm that comes from the lake.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Gugang Tower on Kinmen Island
On a recent trip to Kinmen Island, this tower caught my eye from the road. The Gugang Tower is a beautiful sight on an island that is full of military history. Situated near a lake, you can walk around the lake and enjoy the tower from various vantage points and then go enjoy the interior and view from the top. The tower is 16 meters tall and was built in 1964.
A teacher for many years in the USA, Thailand, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel and Taiwan, I have tried to have a "full experience" in the countries I have lived in. I always try to improve my teaching through observing colleagues and from web-based resources. Today, the use of technology has changed the role educators play. Educational practices are changing in order to recognize and embrace all that technology brings to our programs and all that technology makes possible for our students. We wanted lifelong learners, independent learners. Now we have more of these independent learners because they make use of technology to collaborate and further their interests.