As the above photo attests, it was a good day in my classroom even though we had no AV. I didn't realize the previously broken LED projector had been fixed but I'm glad I didn't. It's most likely not that apparent from the marker mess in the photo but I had one of those ήυρηκα! (eureka) moments when I came up, on the spot!, with an idea to graphically explain the archaeological strata (layers) at the site of Troy.
At 1.30am Tuesday night (i.e., Wednesday morning), I turned off Charlie's iPad after he had thrown a box (found in a closet) of videotapes and notebooks down the stairs. He had put it in his room a few days ago and the throw was one of those furious impulses on his second insomniac night in a row as he had gone to sleep after 3am on Monday night (i.e., Tuesday morning). He had a great day at school Tuesday and managed well with walks and no bike ride on a dripping, soggy gray day.
Technology can be perilous, or at least distracting. Colored markers rule.