So this is the end of a very busy four day week; next week I’ll get back to the fun IT stuff!
I had a meeting last night where one of the participants couldn’t physically attend so we used Microsoft Teams to bring him in digitally. Now, the host of the physical get-together hadn’t used Teams to “skype” someone in so I watched her learn about Teams before he arrived — she went through and clicked EVERY button, flicked every switch and slid every slider figuring out what happened and what it would mean for a meeting/presentation. On a couple of options she asked me a question and occasionally I would feed in an anecdote of how I would have used it but generally she satisfied her curiosity by playing. I mean, learning.
We should encourage such bold experimentation in all our students. I mean, teachers.