LAUSD Tech: Equipment for Moisture Farming
Moisture Farming doesn’t sound like fun, does it?
Nope. It was the way to stay alive, as a subsistence farmer, on Luke Skywalker’s crummy planet. The coolest things to do there are bullseye womp rats in your T-61, or go to Tosche Station to get some power converters.
Wireless internet? Probably don’t have it on a sand planet.
These are the educational conditions in my 21st century school. Conditions envisioned for a forbidding waste of a planet back in 1977. Today, A science teacher needed the internet for an assignment. Guess what…no go. ITD has been installing a new wireless system, which they SAY is live…but if their lips are moving, that pretty much means they are misrepresenting at best. That edu-problem got its band-aid, only to get to the next.
I’ve been taking my attendance on my droid phone (hence the R2-D2 reference, natch!) because otherwise…I wouldn’t be able to. Last week it was suggested that to heal our work as a team, we should communicate via e-mail, to which I questioned today…”How?”
These tech problems are frustrating, but will eventually be resolved. During this academic year, I think not. With the upcoming, poorly defined tablet computer grant…it almost has to come to pass.
One hopes. At this point, the computer technology and wireless access are a real obstacle. After CST testing is the time of year that I would like to experiment with new tech, and new resources, but the infrastructure still isn’t there. I ran the Obama filter, mostly for the slogan that determines how i feel about the quality of goods and service from ITD and Pledge LA:
Tomorrow: We visit Pledge LA!