You, as an inexperienced teacher, should begin with simple technology, slowly. You need to adopt the ‘KISS’ principle, i.e. ‘Keep it simple, stupid.’ Keep away from the ‘complicated teaching aids’ that the more advanced technology represents.
Troubleshooting: The troubleshooting was a complete waste of time for both of us. If the cable company really cared about wait times they would put an end to these pointless troubleshooting steps so the technician could get right to the issue. However, that is impossible so here we go…
Do I think things will improve any time soon? I’m afraid not. While we remain at the cutting edge and on the fast, exciting part of the curve we’ll always be a few steps ahead of what we can actually do well.
Control the onion. Don’t base your decision to take a job strictly on the people the company wants you to meet. An interview should cut two ways: they get to know you, and you get to know them. Many companies will be surprised when you make this request prior to accepting an offer. That’s why it’s sometimes best to wait until they’ve made a solid commitment to you. Once you have the offer, you have more control and they’re less likely to refuse. The onion is in your hands; keep peeling.
That said, it is important to realise that no form of technology is the ‘be all and end all’ for a teacher. A teacher needs to be flexible and gain experience in all forms of Connections worldwide to add interest and real life data as well as efficiency to their teaching.
Ensure that the service that you are paying for are the ones that you need. Find out the various services that are being provided to you and then compare them to technology company the ones which you need.
The internet connection I’m using is extremely slow and drops out occasionally losing it altogether for a few minutes at a time. Whilst trying to submit some articles to a website earlier I had to give up because I saw nothing but “timed out” errors and I lost yet more work.
Sales men are trained to sell. They do not care whether you get benefits, though they pretend to. To them what matters is the sales numbers and not you. If you want to succeed with your football marketing plans, do not listen to the technology sales men. They must listen to you. Start by mounting a major business strategic review of your club. Change your focus towards a more fan based system. Change the way all your people work and information flow through out your whole club. After you have done this then talk to the software men to bring a product that will support the new work and information flow processes.