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BFTP: First world educational problems

Ever caught yourself complaining:

This (I hope) tongue-in-cheek list, created by Australians Stuart Kearney and Eric Stern and available at <>, started me wondering if a first-world-education-problem list might be needed as well.

I'll start...

  • My Smartboard gets constantly out of alignment.
  • I only have a laptop and really need a tablet as well.
  • My classroom computers don't have the latest OS.
  • YouTube/Facebook/EBay/Grading program/computer is slow today.
  • I can't get my kids to turn off their smartphones during my lecture.
  • We don't have enough electrical plug-ins in my classroom.
  • My digital textbook isn't interactive.
  • Only one person at a time can download the library's e-books.
  • Wearing a microphone makes my neck sore.
  • Another online test?
  • Sometimes it takes over two hours before someone can look at my tech problem.
  • I have to manually enter each student instead of importing them?
  • There's no specialized phone app for this website.
  • There are way too many tweeters to follow and blogs to read.
  • It doesn't run Flash.
  • This program is just too complicated to learn.
  • It's a nuisance to keep the kids off Facebook when online.
  • BYOD? Three of my kids don't have a device.
  • It's a pain to keep my online gradebook and webpage current.
  • The battery only lasts six hours.
  • I have 22 kids in my class this year.
  • I have two study halls in my library.
  • My raise was only 2% this year.
  • My health insurance doesn't cover liposuction.
  • 3 kids didn't bring their Chromebooks fully charged today.

OK, your turn.

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Original post January 7, 2013

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