Thursday, January 22, 2015
7th grade world history. They were working on a project about China.
A student asked if he could look something up on his phone. He needed to find an image of something so he could draw it for his project. (They were creating "scrolls" of Chinese inventions.) So, once I said yes to one, I had to say yes to the rest of them.
Surprisingly, they all used their phones for their assignment. (Well, mostly. There was the incident of the boy who took an unauthorized picture of a girl...) They were looking up maps. They were looking up images...
One boy gave Siri a query: "Images of ships."
Siri gave him images of chips.
The boy was not happy. Others in the class chimed in on how hit and miss Siri can be. I figured the room had a bit too much noise for Siri to make out what the boy was asking. So, I suggested that the boy emphasize the "sh" sound...
The boy didn't get images of ships. But what he got images of did start with sh...
(I really should have seen this one coming.)
"Who takes pictures of their poop?"