As a substitute sometimes I have to think on my feet. This morning there were not many plans available and I just hate having kids do worksheets all day. I was happy when I saw a bank of five new looking computers in the back of the room. I thought I would set them all up to do MAP Attack, which is a web site based on Missouri's state test, the MAP. There are activities geared for each grade here and I am guessing that many of the standards are very similar here in Texas.
Too bad, no one knew the passwords to get into the student computers. I talked to the teacher of the class on the phone, the teacher across the hall and the media specialist and no one knew the username and password. They gave me things to try, but nothing worked. So, the bank of 5 computers sat unused. I thought of other activities instead of only doing worksheets, but the students and I were disappointed.
The school does have a pretty good web site that is up to date though.