The scene: After trying to get online for 5 minutes a student realizes the machine is unplugged from the network. The student then hands the unplugged end of the network cord to the teacher. After examining it for 30 seconds or so the teacher shouts across the room."Hey IT Guy, do you think this has something to do with the problem"
Teacher: IT Guy, my grade verifcation sheet has different grades the what are in my gradebook
IT Guy: How is that possible? Those grades come from your online gradebook
Teacher: Must be some magic
IT Guy: Yeah, that’s it. Magic……let’s pull it up and check
IT Guy: Which grade is dfferent?
Teacher: This kid has an “A” in my book
IT Guy:It says “B” in your online grabebook
Teacher: Not in mine
IT Guy: THIS IS YOURS’!
Teacher: Not on my computer
IT Guy: ITS THE SAME BOOK, it is web based software
Teacher: Yeah, but mine is different
IT Guy: THERE IS ONLY ONE! I AM LOGGING INTO YOURS
Teacher: But it is different……..
IT Guy: Why are you not understanding this??? There is only one online gradebook and this is it
Teacher: Let me get out my book and show you
IT Guy:What does your paper gradebook have to do with this?
Teacher:I I’ll show you I have an A
IT Guy: Your paper gradebook is in no way WHATSOEVER linked to the internet, your online grading program and perhaps your brain.
Teacher: But I have an A
IT Guy: This is the dumbest converstation I have ever had.
I think this story is pretty funny. Most rooms in our school have the same brand of DVD players. Apparently a few of the kids figured this out and swiped remotes from other classrooms. When a sub went to show a DVD the kids would let it run for a minute then fast forward it. When the teacher would get up to fix it the kids would let it play. As the teacher would begin to walk away the kids would fast forward it again. This went on for about 20 minutes alternating between the kids fast forwarding the DVD and turning it off entirely. Giving in to a teacher’s natural urge to ask for help the teacher enlisted the help of the two kids with the remotes. Shockingly, they couldn’t pinpoint the issue and the problem persisted until the teacher gave in and granted a free period,
Kids 1 – Teachers 0
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