Good day All,
I am Mr. Mac (to my students, at least). I have not studied computer science since 1983, when a colleague and I spent 15 weeks developing a short elementary music tutorial, using the Pilot language. So, my need to catch-up is very extensive.
I have used computers for my work since 1989, mostly for word-processing. I helped students use Finale and Sibellius (sp?), music programs which showed me how advanced the systems have become and how much I have missed. My current motivation is to assist a computer lab teacher, helping students from pre-K through 8th grade. This volunteer post is in Fall River, Massachusetts.
I enjoy and do well in collaboration, so I am glad to have people with whom to interact. Also, as a volunteer, I do not have the resources to go to an in-person seminar.
Evidence of my computer illiteracy, I need to learn how to post my linkedin link; which I will do, as soon as I have the opportunity. Ditto regarding a picture. Although one favorite sweatshirt says, “Tough times don’t last. Tough teachers do.”
Ice cream? Butter-crunch. Even better, butter-crunch with peppermint-stick under hot fudge! My partner says it’s disgusting
It’s good to be “here”. I hope I can contribute as much as I learn.