“From there to here,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.”
– Theodor Seuss Geisel
I often feel pulled in many different directions, i think many of us feel this way at times. With so many things going on, places to be and people to work with i have been running from place to place – too often to the point of exhaustion. That said helping with integration planning, project celebration, and computer issues wherever they have arisen is a key part of my job. Lately i have been using TeamViewer to help me be in multiple places at once, to lead class demonstrations, and generally to make my life a little easier. TeamViewer fits nicely in the educator’s price range (free) and can help you troubleshoot, demonstrate, or even lead a lesson from your office, your home, or anywhere in the world.
In the relatively short time i have used this program i have used it to share my own desktop, remote control another user’s, and in the role of tech support coming in to quickly see what is wrong with a machine. I have used it with teachers, students, and even to trouble shoot my dad’s recent issues with his Skype volume. It is a really fantastic tool and although I would not use it with bank details or information whose security i want to absolutely guarantee…it is a powerful tool that has saved me, my teachers, our students, and my father lots of time and headaches. The newest version works on both MAC and PCs and it can even connect cross-platform!
The need for this is intensified here as we work around the media center’s construction and the wall it has brought. The question however remains: how is this increased way to sit here and be there going to help sort out the issue/spare tire growing around my belly…