…and on a Monday morning, it sure looks like a train, about to roll right over me…

So far this morning, my new software updates (Office for Mac 2011) had made my laptop freeze up (something that’s never happened before), the wireless network here at school has made me log in three times in an hour, and the assignment I put on the assignments drive for students will not open on 50% of the computers in this lab.  Apparently somebody didn’t quite finish off the installation of the Adobe suite…  I converted the pdf to a Word document and stuck that up on the drive, but we lost about 10 minutes.  But the assignment asks them to research the legacies of historical globalization in Rwanda, and write a letter to the United Nations.  But, there are only 29 computers in here, and I have a class of 40.  A computer lab of 40 simply does not exist in this school, so my students have learned to team up, even on assignments that I wanted done individually…

The one bright spot in all of this is that I have NO MASTER’S work for another week.  Which is great, as report cards are due next Wednesday, and I haven’t done a lick of marking in the past week, choosing to spend my time frantically working on my final assignment for LRNT 503.  I think it’s pretty good.  Of course, that often means trouble.  I thought the last assignment was a pile of crap, but the professors gave me an A.  I’m worried that if I think it’s good, they are likely to disagree…

Do I seem a bit cranky?  🙂

 

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