Students taking you *too* literally
This made me laugh yesterday.
As with all schools, students here inevitably share accounts, despite any AUP telling them not to and my constant remonstrations about the dangers therein. With the increasing use of the VLE (with SSO) and LanSchool, though, we're starting to spot more miscreants. Pulled a pair of Year 10's up for sharing an account earlier this week and had the following conversation
"Why were you sharing accounts?"
"Mr Wotsit told us to"
"Why would he do that?"
"My account wasn't working in a lesson so he told me to share Thingy's account."
"When was that?"
For over 3 years, two students have been sharing an account because they were told to for one lesson when one program didn't work. Back on the old CC3 system that's been out for over 2 years.
As someone else in my office said, it's a good job no-one ever told them to dig a hole.
So! Any interesting tales of students taking your words to heart a little too closely? It's a grim and grey Thursday and I could do with some laughter to cheer my day.