Patience is a Virtue

I have to say that my students have more patience than I usually give them credit for.  Today was the second day of using Glogster and Task 2 involved them watching a series of videos…completing a Tree Map…and then creating two quotes from one of the five kinds of people found on the manor.  Simple, right?  Wrong.

The wireless was only sporadically working.  When it was working, it only worked on some computers.  Not all students who were able to log in to the laptops were able to actually watch the videos.  I saw a lot of Q’s with the question mark and an X.  Poor kids.  I told them to try viewing the videos at home.

Do you know how hard it is to get kids motivated to work?  This glogster assignment is almost guaranteed to get them motivated, but the frustrations with the wireless and the temperamental nature of the laptops are proving to be solid adversaries to learning.  I wonder how long my students will be able to handle the pressure and frustration before losing it.  I know that I’m easily frustrated with technology and I’m the one who’s supposed to be in charge.  Ha!

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