Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Technology or Bust
Excel was the supervising teacher's idea, and I had some back up just-in-case-there's-a-naughty-child work so we used the data from the worksheet to create our graphs. Regardless of the flexibility required, the lesson ojectives were achieved so all was well. I am so glad the supervising teacher was there though!! When you're in an unfamiliar school and don't know what is available to you, it's a little more challenging to build that flexibility in.
Despite it all I didn't feel flustered or stressed and the kids were really good. Patient, helpful. Such a blessing to work with such lovely kids. And I've learned my lesson: When planning to use technology, have a plan B.
Tomorrow's poetry/rap lesson is not reliant on computer access or reliability. Should be a piece of cake, don't you think? I hope so. I'm going to miss my day off!