Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday, Monday, Monday

We're back and I've already heard from so many of you - you worked on your 11 Tools on your break and you finished and I am so proud of you!!!  There were very few problems apparently and I am working with those of you that ran into glitches.  Looks like we will muddle through... especially since Terri M. will offer afternoon Tool Times in the regular spot for those of you that need help to add the finishing touches to your Tools.

By the way, I took the Atomic Learning assessment before the break and I scored an 82 and I was THRILLED with that 82! I'm usually one of those perfectionist-types but I know better than to stress over it.  It's a hard assessment and it really doesn't reflect your PERSONAL LEARNING experience.  Remember - this was supposed to be a personal journey for you.  So again, don't stress over the score!  Just print that sucker and put it in your personal records.  And then email me that you've finished 11 Tools :)

There is a light at the end of the tunnel - I can see it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wow - this is the beginning of the end...

It's 4:00 on a Friday...and the regular crowd's logging in...(to the tune of Piano Man)

Actually, it's the beginning of Spring Break and I'm waiting for the few die-hard afternoon students to make their way to the door and leave already.  This will be my final blog post until I return to work Monday March 19.

Hate to break it to you, but I will be traveling abroad and I am not packing my 11 Tools.  So this is me telling you that I will not be available to answer your 11 Tools questions.

If you need help, refer back to my previous posts or the numerous emails I have sent you over the past 11 weeks.  At some point in one of those emails or posts, I have answered,addressed,cussed at,solved, and prayed about just about every known 11 Tool issue there is.

I have faith in you. I know you can do this.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Websites being blocked on your teacher laptop?????

It's happened to a few of you! You're toolin' along and then you can't see YouTube videos. It's those darn gremlins I keep telling you about. Well, here's a way to fix it according to Chris Mitchell, our very, very, very, very, very busy campus tech:

Go to start > run
In the run box copy and paste this phrase without the quotes: “gpupdate /force /boot”

And hit enter. This will refresh policies on your computer and restart it. After you log back in youtube etc should be unblocked.

And it really works!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 21 deadline fast approaching!

Hopefully, this post finds you comfortably coasting to the deadline. If not, refer to the archived posts on my blog for help. Also, I sent you an email with some hints. You have to post about all 11 Tools and then take the Atomic Learning Assessment THEN you have to email me stating that you have finished. But only after you finish both the posting AND the assessment, ok??? Good luck and do I hear an "AMEN" coming???