[lit-ideas] Re: smartboards ?

  • From: Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:50:17 -0500

I would have replied to your FB post if I had any idea what Averbakh was.

Julie Campbell
Julie's Music & Language Studio
1215 W. Worley
Columbia, MO  65203

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM, Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Any thoughts on the Averbakh variation of King's Indian ? I asked my
> Facebook friends but I haven't got any replies... :( Maybe they don't live
> in my head after all :)
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> *From:* Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:46 PM
> *Subject:* [lit-ideas] Re: smartboards ?
> I'm a little surprised at these replies because I've been given to
> understand by my grown daughters (19 & 21) that chalkboards and white
> boards have not been used in some time, that chalk is a thing of the past
> and difficult to find for purchase here in the city, and that "everyone,
> Mom (rolling of eyes) uses smartboards".  They're apparently ubiquitous in
> public school class rooms -- interesting.  They can't fund teaching of
> grammar, literacy, or science, but they can afford smartboards.  Frankly,
> sometimes I think such techi moves serve as a soothing feeling to cover the
> uncomfortable fact that they really aren't doing anything to improve
> education -- how can they?  The current crop of adult teachers weren't
> educated in their public school experience.  (Climbing down off my soap box
> now, at least for a minute).
> My daughters can't help with using the smartboards because they didn't
> actively use them - only watched while the teachers did.
>  What I urgently need to know about Smartboards is if they interface with
> files across OS's, if files on my laptop can be pulled up on them.  I am
> using a text which I don't want the students to have to purchase because
> the use is spotty, and I want to scan a few pages that have color
> illustrations and throw them up on the smartboard -- color copies of such
> pages would cost me an arm & a leg and I don't really want to have to go
> through that much color ink.  The smartboard seemed the optimal solution,
> IF it'll do it -- I'm walking in to the classroom on Tuesday and trying to
> pull my act together at the last minute, only just having gotten a class
> roster and room assignment this week.
> Julie Campbell
> Julie's Music & Language Studio
> 1215 W. Worley
> Columbia, MO  65203
> 573-881-6889
> http//www.facebook.com/JuliesMusicLanguageStudio?ref=hl
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> As one of Julie's Facebook's "friends", I would have surely replied if:
> 1. I saw the question
> 2. I had any idea about the topic
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> *From:* John Wager <john.wager1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:53 AM
> *Subject:* [lit-ideas] Re: smartboards ?
> Julie Krueger wrote:
> > One would think (well, this one would), that with all the "friends" I
> have on Facebook, a general plea for anyone with experience with
> smartboards would receive a response.  One would be wrong.  Considering all
> the teachers who are on this list, I thought I'd throw the net out here.  I
> haven't been in a classroom in years (I teach privately in my home Studio),
> and am going to be teaching starting next week in a classroom equipped with
> a smartboard -- I have a couple basic questions about the way they
> function.  Anyone willing to let me pick your brain a bit?
> We have them in several classrooms, although I haven't taught in a room
> with one yet.  I'm supposed to know the basics, although I wasn't paying
> much attention a year ago when they tried to tell us about them but it
> looked like we weren't actually going to get any for a long time.  I can
> always ask some of my other Luddite (caps?) teacher friends about questions
> I don't know, or I can just make up a likely answer, but I'm willing to
> help if I can.  I can say that a few things I remember gave the distinct
> impression of them being pretty "dumb" boards for being so smart.
> Use email address jwager@xxxxxxxxxx
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