Lindsey asked me today about a project I have a work. I started to explain it, and she was following. I was surprised and encouraged, so I kept going.
You see my wife is a smart woman, in fact she is a very smart woman. But she doesn’t love or really care to understand technology beyond the fact that it’s my job. But tonight she hung with me and asked questions.
The conversation ended with a diagram sketched out on an iPad and a live software demo. I am very excited about this stuff, she loves me and I guess that’s enough to keep her interested.
Honestly, I’m blessed to have a girl like this by my side. She cares about me, and acts like it. I hope she feels the same way about how I treat her.
Tonight I got to help Lindsey out in the best way possible, I got to help her tech out her classroom.
One of the best parts of her job is the freedom that she has in her classroom in a private school that she didn’t necessarily have in public schools. We’re playing with some new ways of doing things and I think we have a cool solution for her. Lindsey wanted to use more tech in her classroom, have an easy way to show her students multimedia or internet content, and produce reusable content for her lectures (or whatever you call it in elementary school).
With that in mind, we hooked up an AppleTV unit to her projector and I showed her how to use AirPlay from her iPad and iPhone to share her screen. This will allow her to create presentations at home and show them in the classroom wirelessly. Initially she will be able to do presentations, show pictures, and show video, but we are working on a way for her to annotate text on screen, draw and work with documents. It’s all possible, it’s just a matter of making it easy. 🙂
Honestly, I love doing this kind of thing for her. Slowly but surely I am dragging Lindsey into more tech knowledge than I think she has any desire for, but I hope I’m also helping her out. She seemed pretty excited for this setup, and that certainly makes me happy.