It’s finally here. My first full year of a Masters in Educational Technology is on the books! I couldn’t be happier. This semester I took two classes relating to my emphasis of Network Administration. They were Network Administration and Leadership in Technology. I really liked the Leadership in Technology class. Its focus wasn’t just on leadership, however, but dabbled in real life situations that might be placed before a Technology Director. The other class I took focused on network communication, or basically, how information gets where it’s going and why it chooses to do it in that manner. The purpose of the class is to prepare students to take their CISCO® certified network associate exam (CCNA). It covers all the technical know-how about how computers talk to each other. I must say that it was by far the most challenging course I’ve taken in this program. I can honestly say that after completing the course, I only feel slightly more knowledgeable about computer networks than I did when I first started. No biggie, I’m done and I can move on. Next on the list is theory of something and online course design.
Kaitlyn has been very dedicated at packing up our house and selling off the stuff we don’t really need anymore. Who knew that you could still make money on old iPods and old cell phones? I have no idea why people want them, but they’re buying them. Thanks eBay! For the most part we’ve sold just about everything we have listed, either here in town or on the Internet. People in Togiak aren’t really buying our clothes though. Funny, button up shirts aren't too popular here, go figure. :) On Saturday, Kaitlyn and Kaylee joined the Crabtrees for their moving sale. They allowed us to put up our leftover stuff. Kaitlyn and Kaylee hung out there all day. The Crabtrees have two small children, ages 7-3, and they love Kaylee. Surprisingly, Kaylee didn’t mind being there either. I was busy working on college homework most of the day at the school, but was able to pop my head in for a few minutes a couple of times.
This past Saturday was Togiak’s Prom. This year it was open to the community, so we saw quite a crowd, 50-75. I was asked to take pictures again, so I set up shop in the band room and everyone filtered through when they felt like it. I saw most people at least 2-3 times (if not 5-6), because who can resist having their picture taken? I took about 200 photos and have already spent a few extra hours processing them. Kaitlyn came down with Kaylee; however, Kaylee still doesn’t do that well in large crowds. She was quite shy around most and was up way past her bedtime. Unfortunately, we were too busy to get pictures of the three of us, however, Kaylee got her picture taken with some of the girls in the school. Everybody loves Kaylee, even the boys ask about her. Kaitlyn came by last week for something and I got to teach class and hold Kaylee for about 20 minutes. Everyone was enthralled. But seriously, who could blame them?