The other day I was bustling about a second grade classroom assisting them in finishing up their Keynote presentations on a famous American they had chosen to research about. In this classroom there happens to be one particular student, let's call him H, that is very tech savvy for his age. H was sitting on one side of the room zapping along swimmingly on his slideshow. I was on the other side of the room working with another student.
Below is the conversation that transpired between H and I across the room.
H: Mrs. B!
Me: Yes H? What's up?
H: I deleted it!!!! Help!!
Me: What did you delete?
H: The picture. You know? The box that we put the picture in? (In second grade words this means the picture placeholder)
Me: It's ok! Just click on the picture you want from your picture folder and drag it anywhere on the white space. Then you can move it around and change the size if you want.
H: ......... (silence, picture an adorable, little boy staring at you with a very blank look)
Me: H? Do you understand what I am saying?
H: I...have...no idea...what...you are...talking about! (imagine big dramatic pauses in between the words)
Me (trying not to laugh at the dramatics): It's ok! I am on my way over to you H!
Lesson to all: You might think they are tech savvy. You might think they will know what you mean. Be prepared for that blank look and the cry of "Help"!