Add something new to my planning....

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Add something new to my planning....
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Wed, 10-05-2005 - 11:34pm

I got a COW! That would be a computer on wheels, or a NetTV, or a presentation station, or a destination station...lol..whatever you want to call it. What it means is now I can do PowerPoint Presentations!!!!

It's a BIG TV (32") with a computer hooked up to it.

Bad news is, the only "live" wire in my room for Internet access/networking is right in front of my one & only 4x4 bulletin board! And I JUST finished putting up my "Don't Let Math Scare You" BB today..ack!

My COW is not hooked up yet...guess I'll be the one configuring that one..yippee. Also, I just uploaded the newest version of GradeQuick to my home computer and my other school computer..just in time for grades to be due (next week). We have to upload the grades to another program to be sent to the school board.

Alysha


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 10-06-2005 - 2:06pm

You can get a longer cable for the connection at any electronics store. Then you can move your cart to another location and reveal you bulletin board.


What do you think of Grade Quick? I hated it when we used it. You had to make so many selection or entries to do the simplest thing. I've seen others that were much more user friendly. I hope they've improve it some. I can't remember what version I used.


Sherry

Sherry

 

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Thu, 10-06-2005 - 5:04pm

Compared to doing it on Excel, I love it..lol. In our ed tech course, we had to do it ALL manually in Excel, then we had to use GradeBOok in our 2nd methods course. It was okay. Then, my supervising teacher used GradeQuick when I was student teaching. I did it all on Excel at home (MY copies), then transferred it to GradeQuick on the school computer. I MUCH rathered GradeQuick than Excel. GradeBook I feel is identical to GradeQuick. I haven't seen any other grading softwares.

I have NO other place to put the COW other than behind my filing cabinets which would not be seen. The way my room is designed is not ideal for the 31 student desks, 2 tables (1 for the SPED inclusion teacher, one for the wheelchair bound student), my desk, 2 filing cabinets and technology. The only place I have is that one corner...1 corner is where the door is (most classrooms have space between the door and the wall, but mine & one other class has the door right in the corner), 1 corner is where my desk/filing cabinets are, 1 corner is where cabinets that I use are, and the other corner is where my bulletin board is.

Alysha


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 10-06-2005 - 5:51pm

Yuck! Can you hide it behind the cabinets and move it out as needed? It sounds like you have a room much like I used to have. Every inch of space was windows with heaters under them, cabinets, locker cubbies, and blackboard or bulletin boards. I had less than 2 feet of bare wall between the door and the first lockers. Oh, did I mention the two poles in the center that held up the roof? It was a maze in there! Luckily they hung our TV/monitor from the ceiling in a front corner.

Sherry

 

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Thu, 10-06-2005 - 8:19pm

Equipment that doesn't work yet!! I got it all hooked up, and a screen comes on saying something like: If you can see this the visual adaptor has been connected successfully, please go to the control panel and adjust the settings. Well, I can't get off of THAT screen..not with enter, escape, ctrl+alt+del, or ANYTHING! Put a sticky on the tech coordinator's desk. I'm back to no Internet access! And we use PCLink to send in our absentees, so I'm having to make sure they do it manually for me again.

My back wall is all cabinets, too. This NetTV is MASSIVE and is not conducive to moving...and the wheels are pretty tight anyway, to keep it from moving too easily. So, when you get it somewhere, you leave it there.

I have a TV hooked up in my room, too...that's mounted to the top of the wall. No VCR, though. But we do have cable!

I did see today though that the CD-rom on the NetTV is a DVD player!!

Alysha