Have a giggle on me from work yesterday
It's an IT lesson
The cheeeeelders are learning to create a PowerPoint show all about their steam train of choice ( real, not Thomas ) - it's our topic - I'll show you a photo of our display what I have painted so far at the end.
Child : How do I get this picture on my slide show?
Me: click 'view image'.
Child: clicks view image.
Me: you can either save the image to the computer library if you think you are going to use it more than once or you can copy and paste.
Child: I only want to use it once
Me: ok, you need to right click on the image itself.
Me: Look at where your pointy finger is on that button ( we are on lap tops )
Me: well that's the left click button
Me: so the other button is a right click button
Me: now move the cursor so it's on the image
Child: blank look
Me: ( inwardly sighing and rolling of eyes ) This little white arrow ( pointing at the screen ) that moves around the screen when you are on the touchpad ....
Child : ahhhhh ( moves cursor )
Me: ok, right click now
Child: left clicks
Me: remember it's *this* button here, one is left, that you will use most of the time, but the right one will show you magic menus!!
Child: tentatively clicks the right button
Me: that is the magic hidden drop down menu
- it's always there, but only a right click will reveal it ( yanno, trying to attach a story to it to help poor Child remember it )
~Anyway after a few attempts , Child successfully copies the image - The Flying Scotsman ~
Me: so Child, now take the cursor to select PPt from the bottom tool bar to bring up your PowerPoint. No, not the right click button, that's just for the hidden menus, yes that's right , the left click button to select icons
Me: now, you have to move the cursor onto your slide where you want to paste your picture.
Me: yes, it's just where you want your picture to go.
Child: moves cursor
We now have a blinking cursor ( that's not me being sweary ) and Child is set to paste their first ever google image.
Me: now right click
Me: now right click
Me: come on Child, right click
Child: waits, looks at me,
and slowly types 'c l i c k'
Lots of love from
Rachel *might go work in a supermarket again* Radiostar xxx
Oh dear, that's me I'm afraid. Terrible with technology. I just hand the laptop over to Mark telling him the outcome I want and he dutifully does it and hands it back. He's a total enabler where me and technology are concerned. xxReplyDelete
Just shows how we assume kids are a whizz with technology - tablets have a lot to answer for - just slide n glide on the screen innitDelete
Oh, that's so, so, so funny. That's exactly what makes it worth doing, just for the laugh! It's one of the many things I miss about teaching, all those funny little happenings.ReplyDelete
I have one little soul in my class that is providing all the laughs right now!Delete
Brilliant - You've got to love themReplyDelete
I do! It's why I go back!Delete
Sadly I too am useless on the computer, I fear that would be me. You must have the patience of a saint.ReplyDelete
A lot of people say that about me. I think I'm a right old rangy mare. I must do a lot of inwardly seething!Delete
Delightful. You'd miss all that if you were in a supermarket :o) xReplyDelete
True- but I love people and the contents of their trolley watching at the Supermarket!Delete
I think that is how my own children must feel when I ask them to explain how to do things on my phone / laptop / iPod... -JennReplyDelete
I am turning a bit that way myself with Mr 19!Delete
Gawd...you've the patience of a saint Rachel.ReplyDelete
It's all an act Sheila xxDelete
Oh do I miss working with children, not~ReplyDelete
They are smelly beings too! I won't miss that!Delete
Absolutely hysterical with laughter, hubby thinks I have gone mad. Soooooo needed that. Thank you, Lynda xxReplyDelete
You are welcome xxxDelete
Ahhhhhh! were do you get your patience. :) xxReplyDelete
I pretend like mad!!!Delete
It almost as funny as working with adults.ReplyDelete
Human beings are funny souls!Delete
Aww! It is harder than you think when you don't know isn't it. Yesterday I was trying to explain in my post how to do a hyperlink and although it is easy for me to do, explaining it was hard!! I understand!ReplyDelete
I read that post and found it very easy to understand, you did a good job Amy xDelete
LOL! This is where the term 'patience of a saint' really applies.ReplyDelete
Saints, like me, must have been jolly good actors!Delete
sounds like someone trying to teach me how to do something on a tablet or phone. Not a clue. Whereas Violet seems to have been born with The Knowledge. I'm always asking her to help me do something! xReplyDelete
She's a star xxxDelete
Oh yes, I have an appendage like that, his password is 'a m n e s i a'ReplyDelete