9:00 – Isaac and Nathan logged on successfully and had one hour of online school. They worked on their packets that get mailed home every week, and they also had work that I have been assigning since the beginning of the shutdown.
12:30 – Caleb logged on successfully, but I didn’t realize that FCPS sent out an email saying that many people were having technical difficulties, so they were cancelling school for the rest of the day. Thankfully Caleb was able to see assignments that were posted by his teachers so he could work on those, as well as his packet, and writing for WSCH.
10:00pm – FCPS sent out a very confusing email. I think it said that we won’t be using Blackboard anymore? So school will be cancelled for the rest of the week? I don’t really understand what it said. It was really confusing. I’m sure that I’ll find out tomorrow when we get an email from the beyond frustrated teachers. They have spent so much time learning and preparing. Every time they think that the new system will work, they have to turn around, scrap their plans, and tell the parents and students that there will be yet another change.
What I DO know is that I’m super glad that I already have my plan in place, and that it involves very little technology. Take that, FCPS!