That's Not Funny, Internet
So there I was, two hundred plus characters into writing a new post, when POOF, I was evicted from the editor and deposited back on the login screen, having been completely logged out.
I dearly hoped that since the autosave had autosaved I might be able to log in and find the post I was working on waiting for me to finish but evidently the location of articles that have been autosaved is more than my tired mind can deduce at this point in the evening.
Five minutes ago the clock on my computer showed 8:57pm and I had just finished typing that it seemed like a lot later than that to me. I was blaming my feeling on the fact that I worked a 12 1/2 hour day at school today because we had a grade level parent event tonight at 6pm and attendance by the teachers was mandatory.
Counting my Principal, AP, the Guidance Counselor, the Data Keeper, two elective teachers, the Title 1 teacher, and 5 of us seventh grade teachers, there were twelve staff members at the event. Twenty parents showed up. We have over 200 students in the seventh grade. Considering there were three married couples there, only 17 of our students were represented. To be honest, it was still twice what we were expecting.
The event, which was a presentation by our Principal and our Grade Level chair was required to be held in order for us to receive Federal money to help buy a few computers for our school that were actually designed and built in this century. Each homeroom class is supposed to get two new computers for the students to use. When I add those to the student computers now in my room I will have exactly two student computers. My average class is thirty students. They are with me for eighty minutes. That averages out to just under three minutes of computer time per day per student. I am really excited about how that will positively affect their learning.
P.S. To top it off, the image app wasn't working when I typed this article. Try to imagine 15 twelve-year-olds all working on one computer at the same time.
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