February 19 Day 348: Tech Lessons

Despite best intentions, it is critical to test everything…twice. Learning technology limitations the hard way is never fun.

It’s like the first time you learn that a shared Google document can only accommodate 100 users.

Or that a screen shared from an iPad user does not allow for zoom annotation by others but an iPad screen shared through a desktop computer does.

Or that you can only host one meeting through your Zoom account.

Or that the MAA Zoom license can only host three simultaneous meetings.

Such discoveries always seem to happen at the worst times—like in the middle of a virtual talk or meeting or both. The good news is that mathematicians are generous problem solvers and work-around solutions are quickly posed and implemented.

So growth mindsets win the day, again.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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