Monday, September 1, 2008

Slaving away

Okay. I've been slaving away on a holiday. So far today I have:

  1. posted (finally) the second part of my online lit students' "getting to know you exercise"
  2. responded to their introductory posts (something personal for each student, don't you know)
  3. finalized Task #3 for my 101 students
  4. begun a draft of Task #4
  5. thought seriously about how much of Odyssey I have to read tonight to stay up with my mythology students (yikes). Never mind that I've read it before. They expect me to read right along with them.
  6. downloaded "A Connected Life: A look a mobile strategies for schools, colleges, and universities" from, of all places, the folks at Blackberry. (BTW, when filling out their "form" to get access to the above, I noticed that in the field for department, they don't offer any academic fields except engineering and the like, and under "job description" professor isn't listed either. What? They don't think anyone except engineers will use mobile devices in teaching? Hmmm.)
Now it's time to run over to the fair and pick up my premiums. I won a blue and two red ribbons in photography. Hurray! I'll get maybe $4. That's okay, though.

After that, a BBQ and water party with Arringtons. It's pretty chilly in Twin Falls today. Is it too cold to swim? We'll see.


Murphy's New York-a-go-go said...

Blackberry huh? Amazing where out teaching tools are coming from these days. I worked on a chapter all weekend, sigh.

Peetiedy said...

that does sound busy. Terrell worked Sat and Sun. So we just had a family day yesterday. It was nice to spend just some together.