Well, it happened. We aren’t going back to work for the rest of this school year. All California schools are shut until June 19th. Why that random date? I think because by then all schools will be officially out.
So now we have a new challenge – holding office hours virtually! We also can’t teach any new content. This will make office hours interesting! I’ll keep you updated with some of the things my darling middle school students talk about during office hours.
I was able to figure out why I couldn’t hear anything when I was on a Google Meet. I have the extension “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” installed on Chrome. After spending about an hour searching online for a solution, one person of many in a thread mentioned their autoplay blocker prevented them from hearing others. Disabled mine and VOILA! I can hear! It is so much easier than using the phone for audio and computer for video. John and I tested it with him continually saying “can you hear me now?” Just be sure to refresh for the change to take effect!
Another thing happening in California (our county) is the recommendation that everyone wear cloth masks IF they must leave home for essentials. So today was figuring out which sheet and pillowcase I was going to cut up to make them. I also am using a water repellent boat cover that we happened to have in the garage as part of the design.
It was an eventful day!