Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Wrong (Virtual) Room

I "meet" with my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are broken down into two groups. I meet with the first at 10 AM, the second at 11:30 AM. This is done online via Google Hangouts. 

Once I got access to the class rosters, I created a recurring meeting on Google Calendar and input all the kiddos email addresses. (They have a district assigned email.) Of course, I made a few mistakes along the way, but eventually I had it all set up so all our class meetings were scheduled. 

The day before, I've been sending out the invitation to the meeting. 

There were some technical issues, of course, but things were going pretty well. By Thursday of last week, I felt I had it down. 

10 AM. The meeting went off without a hitch. 

11:30 AM. No one showed. Not even the instructional aide. (She gets invited, too.) And the aide was usually on time... 

As the time ticked to 11:33, I started to wonder... 

I went back into my calendar. Guess who clicked on the link for the 10 AM meeting? Whoops. 

When I finally found the correct link (which I generated and sent out to everyone else), we had two students who hadn't made it to class before. And I was late... 



  1. Oh man. Well, that's embarrassing.

  2. It's a new thing to get used to. You will have it down before long.


  3. So easy to do. But luckily so easily explained as "technical issues" ;) Did it go well? And do you think the two new to the meeting will keep turning up?

  4. Let's the kids know you're human like them. :-)

  5. Growing pains are real. We're all learning new ways to get along - and at least our mistakes aren't on live TV (although those ones do prove rather endearing).

    1. Live TV in a way, but at least it's not recorded for posterity.

  6. It been for every since I could say it all went off with a hitch

  7. It happens! I once scheduled a class for 9 pm instead of 9 am!


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