Thursday, February 17, 2011
Coffee with a Nerd
Our first session was on bookmarking. I chose this because many teachers were having trouble remembering the address to the computer lab calendar or to the school website. One teacher even told me that she googles the school website every morning to find it. After I sent the email about the first session, I received several replies from teachers saying they were excited so I knew I'd have at least a few stop by this morning. Everyone showed up right on time at 7:50 with coffee cups in hand. They enjoyed their brew while I quickly showed them how to create a bookmark, how to organize the bookmarks and how to delete them.
Overall, I think it was a success! By the time I finished, there were about ten people in the lab and even a couple of students stopped at the door and listened. I had several of the teachers let me know they really enjoyed it and one even asked if I was going to do it every week. My plan was to do it once a month to start, just to see how things went but I might shake it up and do it every Thursday. I'm even considering some kind of nerdy coffee cup prize to give out to those who participate. We'll see how crafty I get.
One other good thing that came from it is that there were more questions asked like:
1. How do I right click on a mac?
2. How do I set a homepage in my browser?
3. What are tabs and why would I use them?
Sounds like sessions for the next 3 weeks to me!