Tech Queen of the Day

4 Mar

“Who feels as though they’d be a good resource for others?” I asked the class yesterday. A number of students raised their hands.

“You know I am the least tech-savvy person in the room so look around. Ask all of these people before you come to me for help,” I told them, laughing at my own ignorance.

Last week the class turned in the Teen Activism books. This week they are reformatting their work into a website. Not my forte.

And yet, today, I solved several students’ dilemmas.

Scenario 1

Student: Ms. Gillespie, I can’t get my pictures into my website.

Me: Remember, you have to download them into a file before you can add them.

Scenario 2

Student: Ms. Gillespie, I saved my website yesterday, but can’t find it today.

Me: Click here on “New Sites”.

Scenario 3

Student: Ms. Gillespie, I can’t create a new page.

Me (poking screen a few times): There you go.


Maybe I know a little more than I think I do.


6 Responses to “Tech Queen of the Day”

  1. arjeha March 4, 2020 at 8:16 am #

    Way to go! Sometimes we just don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we do know.

  2. mrsstrasser02 March 4, 2020 at 9:09 am #

    I am fairly tech savvy, but it still surprises me when I know things that my 5th and 6th graders don’t.

  3. Lisa Corbett March 4, 2020 at 9:42 am #

    Good for you! You do know more than you thought! I like the way you have included the dialogue here.

  4. terierrol March 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

    Congratulations. I have learnt so much from my students, but it is great when I can do something better than them!

  5. jarhartz March 4, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

    It’s always interesting when tech gets involved. Somethings are so instinctive for students, but we still have a tad more experience from time to time. Today, I introduced my kiddos to Google Slides. I started out knowing how to guide them, but in about 10 minutes they were teaching me!

  6. Brian Rozinsky March 4, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

    What better way to confirm you know a little more than you think you do than to share the revelation in writing. Turns out you are tech savvy enough, and getting savvier!

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