Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Missing Third

Last Tuesday morning I was called to cover a photography class. As we're doing things virtually, that means I roll out of bed and then log in.

The school sends me an invitation to join the Google Classroom classes. I logged into the four classes and perused the lesson plan.

Four classes? I should have five.

I verified that the teacher did, in fact, have a full schedule. (Some teachers don't.) I then emailed the school to let them know I was missing a class. 

I started first period.

The class I was missing was immediately after first period. (We're on a block schedule, so we go periods 1-3-5 one day and periods 2-4-6 the next.) But the staff is busy, so I wasn't concerned right away. I got first period going with instructions and attendance and such. 

Halfway into the period, I still had no response. Time for a follow up email. 

I got a response that time. The secretary's email said she was having technical difficulties, and did I get the invitation that time? 

Technical difficulties? You don't say...

If I didn't have technical difficulty posts, this blog would have been blank for weeks. 

Luckily the invitation went through, and I was good to go in time for the class. 

Of course, that wasn't the only technical difficulty I had this week, but that's another post.

12 comments:

  1. Yeah, lots of technical difficulties.

    Yesterday the entire Northeast Corridor had a technical issue ... Verizon Wi-Fi glitched.

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    1. Yikes. But I guess that's kind of like a snow day, eh? No school (or work) for anyone ;)

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  2. Technical difficulties cover a very large range of problems!

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  3. I like the 'rolling out of bed' part of your work day's start. The tech difficulties I could do without. :)

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    1. That's always been part of the start of the day. Now I just don't have to go anywhere after :)

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  4. I'm guessing there are a lot more technological issues these days.

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  5. "Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun." That's what came to my mind when I read about you rolling out of bed. That's the best kind of commute in my book.

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  6. I'm fascinated by there being a photography class. High school isn't like the one I went to in the late 60's (obviously).

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    1. Really? I went to high school in the late '80s, and I took photography. It's shifting into more digital photography nowadays. It's popular. (It satisfies the art requirement, so it's going to stick around.)

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  7. the real questions is do you wear pants during your meets?

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  8. I have to laugh at Powdered Toast Man’s question and ask...do you? hahaaaaa. I’m glad it wasn’t too drastic but I guess thes are par for the course right now. I wear sweats by the way.

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    1. Yeah, I wear sweatpants, too. When it was warmer, I wore shorts.

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