Proactive pondering

I do not want to assume the worst of the future, but today’s news story about Swine Flu … not just in Hershey, but contaminated rooms in Hershey Middle School, made me ponder. Our school has a strong focus on using technology in the classroom. How many fingers (from different sets of hands) touch each of the keyboards each day?

Creative Commons Kodamakitty

Creative Commons Kodamakitty

Is there a practical way to disinfect the minis without damaging them? Sherry was always tons of hand sanitizers, but the wetness is not necessarily good for a keybord.

There are also hidden dangers of hand sanitizer. Two years ago, a bottle that was in the sunlight for too long built up enough pressure to ‘explode’ … or at least enough pressure to force the hand pump to fly off. Poor Jenny was hit in the back of her head in the middle of class. Worse, I almost reprimanded her for the disruption. Luckily there was no real damage and now we laugh about the incident.


About Lisa Butler

Middle school teacher of Social Studies and Spanish, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of blogging and reviewing products. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading, baking, running, or traveling.
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