Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Day 6

Just figured out that 1 monitor is so much better. What was I thinking?!
Updated after the lesson. I had the best lesson so far.
Numbers are good.
I had people send me their answers via chat.
Chat only comes to me.
1 monitor is the solution.
Never again will I use 2 monitors for Zoom.
Since every person has their own audio recording, I can look at the properties of the file and see the LENGTH of which they spoke on microphone.
It's not the perfect metric, because sometimes they just leave the mic on.
I also figured out how to save polling questions, so I can use them more. Kids love poll questions.

Huge epiphany I had recently - not only are my headphones kind of uncomfortable, they really make me look stupid.

The kids were really into the lesson.
Just noticed a bunch of people did their Google Classroom homework. 46-48 students now.
29 people in our LiChess tournament.

Sunday, March 22, 2020


One time a 1st grader (college now) wrote a thank you card. "Thank you for keeping your promises."
I don't remember what promise I kept, but maybe it has something to do with having a party or something. But I try very hard to keep my promises, and sometimes I say "I promise - wait... I promise, that I don't forget... I will do it.. I will write it down!"

Anyway, after a long day, I'm proud to remember that I kept a promise to send someone some opening notes (I don't think I had a deadline, but it feels so good to deliver on the promise early). It is the perfect finish to a good day.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Google Online Classroom

1. Download the Google Classroom app (or visit http://classroom.google.com with your browser).
2. Enter the classroom code: h4whqbr

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Katy Homework

Thursday January 30 Homework:
Download your homework here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Au4xwApOTPtIhadV8_Z2M9wBHOINeg?e=YJfy8H

Sunday, January 12, 2020