Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, Blackboard & Howard

Well, it's Memorial Day and I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday and taking a moment to remember all those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.

I am trying desperately to close out the school year which is why I am spending part of my holiday trying to get caught up on grading, paperwork and end of the year stuff. I hate stuff, don't you?

We are going to use Blackboard next year and have to have certain items done before we are allowed to check out of school and leave for the summer.

I'm not exactly sure what happens to people who don't complete these tasks. Will they chain us to a desk for the summer and lock us in the school until we come into compliance? Just the mere thought of that rather terrifies me which is why I am spending this holiday frantically searching for a video to embed so I can complete Item #1b. Luckily, my friend over at Teachj has a wealth of stuff.

I picked a 20 minute video on depth of field. As you can see, Howard the Shelter Cat was not impressed. Not at all. In fact, he rather exhibited the attention span of some of my students.

I'm not sure that bodes well for next year.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug - appreciate it.

Melissa B. said...

Well, silly...that's because Howard the Shelter Cat is a lot smarter than those bean counters that we all work for! As I write this, you're probably already on your summer break. Your alma mater, however, doesn't close up shop until June 22. Yes, you're reading that correctly. And, no, nothing every happens if one violates the check-out orders. I've had friends clean out their detritus from the previous school year a couple of weeks before staring the next school year!