Thursday, July 27, 2006

useful anecdote

how's this for a clever way to communicate...

a tutor of a friend was teaching a bunch of kids in class how to use some new software. The kids weren't paying attention and were using chat software to talk to each other while he was trying to teach them so he disabled the chat server.

The tutor went on talking to the room and after awhile it seemed to the tutor that the kids were finally paying attention. However all was not what it seemed.

The tutor's PC was projecting an image onto the screen behind him showing a windows folder containing files that the kids were creating during the training. The clever kids in the class had begun creating files and copying them into the folder with names like...

"hey Frank meet you in the park at lunchtime"

turns out they had been using the folder to communicate behind his back while his attention was on the classroom and not on the projector

11 comments:

laffydaffy said...

Hey, that's smart. i might do that but we can always talk to each other in person, can't we???

laffydaffy said...

I konow this is of topic but you know in class how you said if you have been blogging well and if yoyr blog is good, what do you want to see on our blogs? Sorry for being off topic

dan said...

very good way of talking if you were not allowed to talk in class but one problem. if he turns around... many things couls happen

【※ 『§mr. brainy§』 ※】 said...

Hahahaha! but wats this about anyway?

Ernesty said...

funny! But I feel srry 4 that tutor!

ash said...

is this true if it is thosse kids are smart and pore teacher by the way how did there stuff get on the progector were all there computers hooked up to it or some thing?

Mr Woody said...

spelling spelling spelling - proofread before you post.

yes it is true.

it's a message for teachers about how children are clever, innovative and will in spite of the teachers trying to hold them back.

Donkeyla (Aly-Blobber) said...

Oh i think think those Kids are smart!!

Howdy! said...

Even though that is rather naughty=P, I have to congratulate those kids for working out how to do this behind the tutor's back!

Maybe we should ask Mr Woody to give us ou r own laptops so we can do all our work on!

Sig said...

Ha ha ha ha that's a funny story! Sorry about that......... anyway, I think that's a pretty cool way of communicating but I agree with laffydaffy, why don't you just talk to them in person?

laffydaffy said...

Mia, i don't think mr woody will give us laptops, trust me i've tried millions of times .