Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Calling the Teacher


Sometimes the teacher I'm covering will leave a phone number that I can contact them at "just in case". When I started subbing, the very thought of actually using that number

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But with cellphones and text messaging... I still won't call. Unless...

AP English. Seniors. They were starting Frankenstein. The assignment was to answer five preliminary questions using approved websites for research. Only, the handout had blank spots where the websites were supposed to go.

Could I figure it out? I could Google the topics. And I had a vague idea of where she was going with her questions...

Nah. I texted her.

I could probably get close to the websites she wanted, but there was a lot of room for error. And when I alerted her to the omission, she posted the websites in their Google Classroom. Because they were working online, and links are easier anyway.

Yeah, school has gotten hi-tech.

28 comments:

  1. I guess that's a good thing!
    And I'd say you made a worthy exception.

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    1. It's happening more and more. Otherwise I doubt I'd have mentioned it.

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  2. Left to their own devices, who knows what sites the students would've visited.

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    1. This kinda describes the week I had (that this story would be blog worthy ;)

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  4. Hi Liz ... sounds a good idea, saving your and their bacon?! But school really is high tech isn't it ... glad it was sorted though - cheers Hilary

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  5. Computers are high tech but its funny because technology is so easily hacked every day. Thats the sweet advantage about putting paper under lock and key, its safe from prying eyes.

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  6. It makes things a lot easier, doesn't it? I bet you don't have to handle as many mountains of textbooks as you might have once.

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  7. It certainly has gotten Hi-Tech. Both good and bad, I guess!

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  8. Oh yay, glad it worked out. That's crazy how they do it all now though *tilts head*

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    1. It is. You'd be amazed at what they can do nowadays.

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  9. That sounds like it would make things a lot easier. Now if there's a mistake, the teacher can correct it from home. (I wouldn't want to call either)

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  10. I think as long as they give the number, if you run into a problem, it is good to call/text like you did when you couldn't quite figure out the websites. It is amazing how much has changed over the year with school and technology that is available for it.

    betty

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  11. Too high tech for me. Alas, all the money my poor parents (I mean poor in the money sense, because we were far from wealthy)spent on the World Book Encyclopedia. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I loved our encyclopedias when I was a kid. If I knew then what I know now...

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  12. As things for techie stuff I have mix feeling. I've meant a few who complete scared of techie stuff.
    Coffee is on

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  13. I have to agree with Spacer Guy, though I do write a lot on my laptop more than pen and paper. The 'cloud', though? That is too dystopian for me.

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    1. Until "the cloud" stores all your family photos from the '70s and you can now access them on your phone. Not secure, but so, so convenient.

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    2. Holy cow. I don't want anything from the '70s seen by current friends. My parents dressed me up as Little Bo Peep and then a German princess. My favorite era was in a spangly baton twirling outfit. Gah...

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    3. I used a pic of me in a cowboy hat (at age 9) for my new Twitter pic.

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  14. If I were the teacher, I would appreciate that you care enough about your work to bring your questions to me.

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  15. Nice to have that bit of a safety net even if you don't need to use it often :)

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