WHAT? NO FACEBOOK?
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>South Burlington School District's Internet connection went down
>yesterday morning and stayed down throughout the school day.? Being
>teachers, and used to making last-minute changes to plans, we adapted.The
>district's websites were unavailable, having moved to the cloud, but
>students and faculty still use local file storage and?a local email
>server, so everyone could get to critical services and local email
>without any problems.? Our learning management server (Moodle) is
>in-house, so for?those who haven't started using their schools' web
>server for these features, it was business as usual.?
>The steam of students looking for computers to check their personal email
>accounts dried up.? Students stopped looking for the latest sports scores
>online and there were very few mindless Flash games seen on LCD
>displays.? People walked outside to check the weather.? People seemed to
>adapt to life without the Internet pretty quickly, though there were a
>few wandering around vacantly, looking for an errant wi-fi signal.? Since
>we were only receiving local email, I only had to process 30 or so
>messages all day.? None of the messages was a list of links from Lucie
>that I would feel guilty about never getting the time to check out.? No
>breaking headlines or live video feeds of oil leaking into the Gulf.? It
>was just a peaceful, productive day; the most pleasant day of teaching in
>at least a decade.
>It was almost like a dream.
>South Burlington High School
>550 Dorset Street
>South Burlington, VT 05403
>(802) 652-7013 (Fax)
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>become a musician. Neither can we become engineers by just studying a
>textbook, because practical experience is needed to correlate the
>so-called theory with practice." Charles Franklin Kettering
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