Fewer than 24 hours after I unboxed a phone to replace one that had seemingly, suddenly self-destructed, I found myself at school for my second unboxing day in as many days. See, I needed to sort out equipment for my first foray into the world of hybrid learning.
Everything had already been unboxed, truth be told. I just needed to put the pieces together. To enumerate:
- What a big monitor I have, all the better to see the 20-25% of students who've opted to continue learning from home through the school year's fourth quarter.
- What a tall tripod I have, atop which sat a remarkably small web camera, all the better for students at home to see me with, provided I move either constantly or not at all to optimize the lens's fickle focusing feature.
- What a brave Chromebook I have; to be determined whether it will prove all the better to juggle these inputs and outputs while maintaining video-call connectivity.