All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Friday, 6 October 2006

I'm Evil I Am

I was entering the classroom to teach a Year 11 class and saw a technician fiddling around with my PC. It turned out he was given me a new machine to teach with...and it was now equipped with software to control all the other computers in the room.

I have to profess that the "kid in a sweet shop" expression pretty much describes my behaviour over the next sixty minutes.

Using the new software, I blocked the Internet on all the machines; took over the kids' computers and broadcast the whiteboard content on their screens; sent messages like "hello" to some of the PCs ; blocked the machines of any kids who were not on task (that was sooo much fun - suddenly their screens turned dark blue!) and basically tried out every feature available....to the understandable groans and sighs of many of the students, who just wanted to be left alone to do their work.

Aren't a terrible teacher? (especially since I spent the entire lesson with an evil grin on my face, working out new ways to control the machines).

I don't know about the kids, but this was definitely the most fun I've had in a lesson in the last six months.

4 comments:

Tense Teacher said...

You're not evil, just wisely using the tools given you.

Have fun! I'm jealous; all I've got are the eyes in the back of my head and an uncanny sense for hearing things kids don't want me to hear. Mwahahahaha!

Larrythelamb said...

Yup, E V I L

Freudian Slip said...

That's really cool. It's about time we hear about technology actually helping something, rather then bringing more trouble, lol.
You must be hated :)
Matt

The Teacher said...

I would say that indicator of how popular I am as a result of the software is discussed in the posting above this one ("I've Arrived)...