The backstory: Last year, I began to teach my classes using an iPad and Apple TV. I learned how to manage the equipment in my classroom and even with the steep learning curve, the process went well. This year, I teach in three different classrooms, rather upping the ante for use of my high tech devices. And this year it's 6th graders who watch as I remember how to trouble-shoot the tech issues. A little more patience and problem solving are the order of the day as I adjust, as it was one morning this past week.
Me (to the class): While your write your answer to the Do Now exercise, I will try to solve this with the Apple TV problem. Let's all be patient.
Student X: What if it doesn't work?
Me: Well, I think it I can solve the problem, so let's not worry about that quite yet.
Student Y, speaking with the wisdom of youth: If it doesn't work, you can write on the board. That won't let us down.
Internet, the digital generation knows a few things.