Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Timer

I arrived at Hercules Middle High School at about 10:50 AM to attend the SAT training class I had the opportunity to partake in due to the ILC. After running through the rain and up the stairs to the library, I was greeted by the normal group of students sitting in the dark. Either the school forgot to pay their electrical bill this month, or just like at my house, they were experiencing a power outage. After sitting through a lesson on critical reading and writing the ILCers were dismissed a few minutes early to go to the tutorial. I led the way to room 106 because I was most familiar with the campus, seeing as I attended grades 6-8 at that school.

When I opened the door to the computer lab I was relieved to see my parents sitting there. For about two and a half hours, Don went through a boatload of information that is still sinking in. There were jokes here and there and comedy spread throughout the presentation that made it a little more bearable. I found the hands-on part to be the most entertaining. I must say, I was a little intimidated when I learned that a lot of people there had already went through this process before so they were all pretty familiar with the information.

I found the tutorial to be very beneficial in terms of the technicalities involved with blogging. I think once things pick up speed and get a little more exciting it'll be really easy for me to share with you all what's going on.

I can't wait until I get to meet the rest of my cohort!

1 comment:

  1. Alysa,

    Even though there were some ILC alums in your batch, there was enough information there that demanded that they attend this one, too. And just because some of them had been required to blog last year, don't for a second think that they couldn't use a refresher on what we expect of them--even with blogging and using MediaFire

    On the whole--in spite of the antiquated computers--I thought the session went well. This is the first time that we had a structured hands-on session about the blogging. I think it was worthwhile and allowed us an opportunity to try things where others could assist.

    As you mentioned, things will get a lot more interesting once you get to meet with your cohort companions and start doing things together.