I am not good with gadgets. Technology is not my friend. We are no more than nodding acquaintances. Kissin' cousins thrice removed. All I ever needed to know about gadgets, I learned from my remote control.
Imagine my surprise when I entered my classroom Monday, and saw that a special new screen had been bestowed upon me. Sweets for the sweet. A reward for a job well done. A cutting-edge appliance to add to my sturdy red Craftsman toolbox of educational equipment. Kudos to me. I wondered if everybody had one now. Or if I really had been singled out for this honor.
I walked past it to my desk. Sat down. Admired it some more. Wondered exactly how it worked. Like images projected on the windshields of fighter jets, perhaps? Something that would link up to my computer screen, like my projector? It must be interactive. Otherwise, it's just a duplicate projection screen. I didn't see a box that went with it, with speakers or a light source. Must be self-illuminating. Sound through my computer, perhaps.
The screen hung at perpendicular angles to my projector screen. So I would have to change my student seating so that all could see. I wondered how that would work. Would some on the back side see the images reversed? Or was it set up to show the same image on both sides? So much to learn during our three workdays next week. New technology.
I took another good look:
It was the light cover over my burned-out light. Waiting for a new bulb to be installed.