Yesterday's fun: Day #1 of the wireless smart slate. I'm not kidding when I say it makes me feel like a totally uncoordinated five year old. And my writing on the screen looks like it too. (Like signing on those electronic check machines or trying to write on an Etch-a-sketch. ARGH!)
The problem is that you "write" on the slate (with a stylus), but you can't see what you are writing. You have to look at your projection screen to see what you are writing or have written. (I'm learning that if I pretend like I can see my invisible writing on the slate, I write almost legibly.)
In the first two hours, the kids were getting a good chuckle out of my struggles. Finally, 3rd hour rolled in and as they watched me making a mess of it, one of the boys told me that his last hour teacher had them try it out in class. (Smart teacher.) He said, "You're doing really well. That darn thing is hard to control. I felt like an idiot."
And he got an A+ from me for the day.