Wednesday, May 12, 2010

the tech police

This week has been state testing week at my school, and since I am not a classroom teacher I am testing special education students that require extra time. I am also in charge of the overflow room for students who are taking longer than their class. The state allots four hours for each test, with several breaks in between. If they test long enough, then they can stop for lunch and then come back.

On Tuesday I tested until 2:21.

Today I tested until 2:27.

School lets out at 3:15, mind you.

It has been two long days of quiet in the library. I have been sitting, walking around, sitting, walking around. I am getting lots of reading done, which is a good thing.

Tomorrow is another day of testing, and I know I will spend more quiet hours with these kids. To tell you the truth, I kind of like all the quiet. When I do talk to the other teacher, we're whispering, but I when I finished and walked to the office, I kept whispering! It was pretty funny.

Oh, also, just to let you know, if you haven't seen me much around the blogs, it's because my job just installed a Quota Timer on all blogsites. If I want to go to my blog, I am timed. We get 60 minutes per week on sites they want to block. It makes me a little nervous, to be honest, because I don't want them actually timing how much time I take with blogging at work. I sit at my computer ALL DAY, cause I have to check out books, and I used to have my blog as one of the tabs and would check on it between classes. Now I am paranoid about the whole thing, because if they are timing us, I don't want some report to pop up, itemizing my use of time. I mean, there are 7,000 employees, so I don't think they are keeping track of all of us, but you never know. Ugh. And I don't really think I want to complain about it, do you? I can just imagine if I emailed the tech support people and asked for the blogging site to be unlocked and then they asked me what educational value it has for my class. Ha. It helps their teacher stay sane?

So, I am only using a little bit of time at school, and not everyday. I will have to blog at home from now on, which means I may not get to devote the time I would like to to read your posts and comment. If you think there is something I really need to know and know NOW, email me. That I can still do at school.

Sooooo...that's the update from this end. No adoption situations on the horizon, but lots of babies around the blogosphere to enjoy. You new mommies just need to remember to post for all of us living vicariously through you!



JellyBelly said...

Testing SUCKS!

I thought I won the internet lottery when my school board's internet nanny gave me access to the blogs. I keep on thinking that I'm going to get found out!

Lost in Space said...

Big brother sucks. Don't they know a girl needs her connection?