I have seen lots of friends and family lately, virtually of course. I feel like we are all going to be Zoom and Meet experts in the coming weeks!
Yesterday we had a family Zoom call. We looked like the Brady Bunch in our little boxes. It was fun, if a little over-stimulating. We’ve already got next Sunday’s call on the schedule.
School official begins elearning next Monday, but today started the onslaught of information, meetings, etc. So I had two calls today, one on Zoom with our department and one on Meet with the faculty.
I’ve made about five screencastify videos today: for my students, for friends, for colleagues. How to do all sorts of things. For my students I made one explaining my plans for eLearning and also shared a Google Form to get their feedback. I figure this is an opportunity to reimagine education, so I might as well get some feedback from the kids, right?
Tonight we have a happy hour Zoom call with friends, both local and abroad.
As weird as this time is, it’s really offering us a time to be intentional about reaching out and touching base with the people we love.
For that, I am thankful.