So recently, I’ve embarked on the endeavor to become certified to teach technology in the great state of Texas. Unfortunately, this process involves passing a test that focus on either largely irrelevant and obsolete information (like the technology to the left) or information that is so obvious it should be a crime to ask about it.
I’ve been trying to take everything with a smile and to see the humor in the situation, and I thought I’d extend the laughs to all of you!
Check out some of the gems I’ve found in my test preparation book as I studied:
- “Do not place electronic equipment near water sources that can splash onto the components”
- “Typing in all capital letters on the Internet is considered rude because it is difficult to read and comes across as very aggressive (LIKE SHOUTING)”
- “Secondary storage includes floppy discs, jump drives, and CD-ROMs”
- “The most recommended search engines for classroom use are Google and Alta Vista”
- “When printing documents, avoid printing in color as it is generally expensive”
- “When making PowerPoint presentations for the principal or other administrative leaders, be sure to use 12-point Times New Roman font”