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5 Issues I am Excited About for the New Faculty 12 months

Yesterday morning I wrote about how I am getting ready for the worst for the brand new college yr and my nervousness in regards to the begin of the varsity yr. To stability that submit, I feel it is a good suggestion to consider and share what I’m wanting ahead to in regards to the begin of the brand new college yr.

Reconnecting with college students. 
I am lucky to have a program during which college students can stick with me for 3 years in the event that they need to. Most of my college students from final yr are coming again. A few them have been emailing me all through the summer time to inform me about what they’re tinkering with and or to ask questions and make ideas for actions to do within the fall.

Raspberry Pi four
A type of youngsters that has been emailing me all summer time obtained an 8GB Raspberry Pi four this summer time. He is off and operating with it. I’ll have spend a while in August attempting to catch as much as him earlier than college begins. And if I do not catch as much as him, that is okay as a result of I will readily admit that I’ve heaps to study and he can train me.

Phidgets
I wrote about Phidgets yesterday. They’re cheap sensors and micro-controllers that may be programmed in Java, Python, C#, or Swift. Setting them up is simple. As soon as set-up youngsters can tinker with the code to do every kind of attention-grabbing issues. You will get a free Phidgets starter equipment by filling out a brief request type on their training web page.

Rebuilding a community
Because of the abrupt finish to in-person lessons and a few miscommunication between the upkeep employees, myself, and administration the wi-fi and wired networks that have been in-built my classroom have been unceremoniously dismantled earlier than a correct schematic was made. So I am this as a chance to rebuild it higher than earlier than.

Seeing my colleagues
Even when we’re masked and 6+ other than one another it’ll nonetheless be good to see them face-to-face once more. Aside from my fast household and some socially distant conversations with neighbors, I have not had any in-person social interactions since March 13th and I feel it is making me a bit nutty.

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