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Maybe I Need to Hold My Excitement in a Little More

At the teacher's convention, I went to a few sectionals on technology, which really got me fired up to use even more as I teach. Since I have my new interactive projection system, I feel like it is pretty easy for me to do. Also, doing stuff like blogging and other things on the computer help to feel a bit more confident in trying stuff. I know that some of the other teachers at the sectionals were feeling a bit overwhelmed.

One of the things that I had to have in order for my interactive projection system to work was a laptop. The only computer in my room is the one on my desk, which really is not all that helpful or useful since it is at the back of my room and the board is at the front. So finally last week my laptop came, so I was eager to use it. I had been using our old laptop, but since it is not hooked up to the schools network, I had to ferry everything with my flash drive and run a long cord back to my desk to get internet access. The laptop has wireless network and internet, so that makes it so much easier.

Now, since we run Macs at school, some of the teachers have run into problems using this interactive system. So, during my free period today, I attempted to get it up and running. After a bit of finagling, it started to work beautifully. So, in my excitement I said, "Yeah!" and jumped in excitement.

Unfortunately, that is right when a student walked in with a question. I heard him and looked over and started laughing and tried to explain my joy. He said, "I won't tell anybody." But, I am pretty sure he told, because I had some pretty funny looks later on. Just wait until tomorrow when they can see it in action.


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