Monday, March 14, 2022

I can't believe it's not a run-on sentence 10 - 3.14 #sol22 Story Challenge

While working on a laptop or desktop computer that has its display extended to the classroom's digital-projector screen, have you ever had the experience of trying to drag a browser window (perhaps containing -- fingers-crossed -- engaging and informative slides) from the former to the latter, only to have trouble first locating the arrow that pinpoints the mouse whereabouts on on one screen or the other, then complicating that trouble by momentarily confusing whether the dragging operation to which you aspire should proceed to the right or the left , until finally, after great struggle, you land the box you want in the precise spot you want, now leaving you with the unforeseen difficulty of needing to navigate with precision on that faraway screen -- go ahead, crane forward, squint your eyes, it won't help -- using only a postage-stamp-sized track pad that's feels disconcertingly close to you -- yes, that experience, that's the one -- except in this case you're trying to teach someone else how to execute this very maneuver I've been painstakingly describing with them "driving" and you coaching (as some say, I've heard, in IT circles) at the elbow?

6 comments:

  1. Phenomenal sentence--a good exercise for diagramming.

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  2. Coaching at the elbow - perfect term. Still nerve wracking being the one coached, but fitting term.

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  3. I love this format. I remember it from last year, too, and maybe the year before? I may need to give this a go. Makes me laugh each year!

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  4. Love this. I sometimes practice writing like I talk and it's a LOT more like this than most of what I publish!

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  5. How happy my fifth graders would be to be able to write their stories in one long sentence. Maybe I should give that a go and see what happens. I love your stream of consciousness. I

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  6. Whoa! That is so cool. I can't believe it wasn't a run on either! Lol.

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