Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Not Again

The last time I covered a class at the continuation high school, I was in the "wrong room" for the virtual meet. So as not to make the same mistake twice, I made sure to add the classes as a student, and I used that link to access the meet for the first class. 

(I'm using an old picture for my header for this post. It's from this teacher's classroom, but she's modified the room since then. And, it's not like I'm actually on campus at this point, anyway.) 

So, 9:00 AM. No one logged in. 

I took a deep breath. I had not done this again? 

I double checked the link. It was correct. It was the one in their Google Classroom. I logged in with a second computer. It was the same room. 

One minute passed. Then two. Then three. . .

Then someone else logged in.

Whew. I was really, really starting to get nervous. But, they were all just late. (Considering how the class went, that turned out to be not surprising.) 

The rest of the classes logged in just like normal, some early, some later. But first period decided to throw some anxiety my way for the day.

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  1. Throwing around anxiety sounds just like a first period thing to do.

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  2. Glad it was the right class. Do you get to mark students as tardy?

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  3. We really need to get a handle on timeliness and the virtual class! That would make me nervous, too!

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    1. Usually, one or two of them are early. I don't worry about the stragglers then, as sometimes it's just a technical thing with them logging in.

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  4. That would be crazy if nobody logged into a class! I hadn't thought about that, but I guess with the online learning, it's a real concern.

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    1. If the class contains several students, a few will show up. I haven't yet had a class where no one shows.

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  5. That would definitely give me anxiety.

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  6. We have found new and interesting ways to torture teachers.

    My friend teaches middle school. Her class is 100% remote. All of her kids log in ...and sit and stare at her until class ends. No interaction. If they were all in a classroom together, she could do something about it, but on line...

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    1. Do they turn their cameras on? Most days, I have no cameras on, so I'm staring at their avatars. And yeah, getting the interaction going is hard, some days near to impossible.

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  7. Thank goodness it worked. Boy they really just meandered in...can you mark them as late so their main teacher knows?

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    1. I email the attendance extension files which show exactly when each student logged in and logged out. There's a picture on a post from earlier in the year, October I think.

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  8. I'm sure every teacher has done that at least once, especially the subs.

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  9. I guess if you want to post a pic of your classroom, you'd have to post a pic of your computer!

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  10. I agree with Diane that other teachers must have made this mistake too. Glad it worked it the next time.

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  11. Oh, that sinking tummy and the tendrils of panic. Know the feeling well. Never fun.

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  12. I'm glad they logged in. It's good to know the kids have some initiative.

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  13. Man, I can imagine the anxiety with that. Good job not freaking out. I would've.

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    1. Oh, I freaked out. I just downplayed it in the post ;)

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  14. I cannot imagine dealing with that ON a computer. My daughter does, and it takes work.

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    1. It's harder online as we don't have bells there. At school I can see if anyone is headed my way.

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  15. That would cause me anxiety too. Whew!

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