Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have been working with my students to complete a project. The details of the project are insignificant beyond the fact that I have asked the students to write a folder to CD-Rom.


Let me say that all of our students have passed the computer competency exam required by our state.

I would say that about half of the students in my class were clueless about how to write to a CD-Rom in windows XP. Beyond that, they were fairly uncertain as to how to copy a file to begin with!

I am amazed that our students are up to the "standard," but cannot complete two such basic tasks! Are the standards that low?

Again, I am amazed that I had to spend class time teaching my 9th graders how to complete basic tasks. wow.

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