Originally Posted by Geofizz
I've ditched ppt in all but general ed classes.
Yeah, the main problem is that it is a gen ed class. And that class goes so much more smoothly if I'm not shuffling through CDs. (Yes, in theory I could put everything on my iPod in a playlist, but sometimes the technology breaks down and then I have no music.)
Originally Posted by kerc
Like me, asking students to write in a notebook. No, really, WRITE the answer to the question in your freaking notebook.
For real! On the opposite side of tech issues, would you believe a student actually handwrote an assignment and handed it to me, telling me he couldn't print it out because his printer broke? I stopped myself from asking him if it was 1998 or from pointing out that he could email it to me, or better yet, actually upload the document into Blackboard in the very same area where he read the assignment instructions originally. Though, if he read the rather scathing comments I left on that assignment, he won't make that mistake again.
(It had major spelling and grammar problems in nearly every sentence, he guessed at what the piece was as opposed to I dunno, looking in the very expensive textbook that they purchased and actually finding out what kind of piece it was and which instrument was playing
, and it gave overall impression that he'd scribbled it on a piece of paper during class even though he could have gone home and done a decent job because their assignments aren't due until midnight.)
tjsmama--yay for the super citizen award. BTW, which hospital are you at (clearly not University or Lutheran)? Not that it matters as I'm not having more babies, but I'm curious.
zub--glad to hear everything is sticking so far. Walking is good for stress relief. I could usually walk at a fairly decent pace while pregnant with R, and that satisfied my need to move without doing anything too strenuous. Disclaimer: I didn't have the energy to do anything strenuous once I was 5 weeks pregnant with R. I think you'd be fine to run, keeping it easy and short and all that, but walking and hiking are great middle-ground substitutes if that would help your peace of mind.
La4--congrats on your DD's part and woohoo for 12 miles.
I think the hormones are beginning to settle. Also, life goes more smoothly with pain meds. I've decided we're going to spend the first part of class watching more of The Magic Flute
and that should help too. Still left: packing R's lunch, finishing class prep, grading papers, editing and sending my revised article to writing group, and a shower. Working on J's costume would be a bonus, but I'm not holding my breath.