Sometimes I think someone could write a sitcom using my life, and it would be really funny. But it doesn't feel funny at the moment.....
To get how horrible today was, you have to understand that I teach online, in a live classroom, in which I cannot see my students, and they cannot see me. But I can share my screen with them, and give them control of my cursor. Who would do that?
I would. And I was doing just that this afternoon with my students. I shared a geogebra file, and I gave cursor control to one student. He then inadvertently minimized my geogebra file, which revealed my twitter @mentions page, which was still there because I had checked it just before class. A couple of kids said haha miss you're on twitter, bad teacher! I didn't think anything of it, I just minimized that and got geogebra back, and we continued.Then class was over. I logged out of class, went back to twitter to see what they had seen for those few seconds.
You know how sometimes you get people following you and you immediately block them because they are clearly, um, not using twitter for the same reason you are? Well one of those people had, just moments before class started, sent me a message that was, in this person's words, "naughty and nice." I had immediately blocked that person, but that doesn't erase it from the display.....and that is what my students saw when geogebra got minimized.
Not exactly I Love Lucy, is it? This is what I looked like, I'm sure.
All I hope is that by the time Monday rolls around, I will be able to laugh at this. And be employed at the same time.