I shared with a small group of faculty & staff who just happened to be in the library while I was “introducing” myself to kids that the mp3 player or iPod could be used to hold audiobooks. Little did I know I was the talk of the group, who suddenly began conversing about taking back their players from their kids. I didn’t have the heart to say in all liklihood, their children wouldn’t be willing to give it back.
In my role as school tech contact (troubleshooter-fixer-report big issues to the district office) I managed to fix three workstations in different classrooms today by simply plugging them back into their power source. I promise this is the truth…none of them even thought to check the power, they just called me b/c the little green light wouldn’t come on, the monitor didn’t seem to be working, or just a “something’s wrong…” Then shocked amazement when all was well. (I didn’t have the heart to say I just plugged it in…oh yes i did…with a sickening gleeful smile and a glad to help, have a good day skip out the door.) I really do love it when it is that easy, but am amazed it wasn’t checked before I was called. <blank stare>
Image: ‘Shameless Plug‘