President Barack Obama tried out his computer skills today during a visit to a Maryland middle school -- and the results suggest he may want to stick with his day job.
After talking to students about their computer work, he grabbed one student's iPad and started recording a video of the class.
After a false start when the iPad wasn't recording, he panned around the classroom.
"This is Kevin," Obama said, complimenting a student's parents on the student's tie. He also chatted a bit with a teacher, noting "Ms. Stover looks like she could be in high school. One of the problems as you get older as president, everybody looks much younger than you."
Then he panned around to his entourage, standing along the walls of the classroom.
"That's Mike, my Secret Service agent, he never smiles," Obama said, as the agent cracked a small smile and offered a wave.
"And this is our press, the press corps," he added, aiming the iPad at the White House press pool. He moved on to a group of students working on Apple desktops as the pool was pulled out of the classroom.
Obama was at the school to announce a public-private plan to help more schools and libraries get high-speed Internet connections. He said the FCC is announcing a down payment of $2 billion to connect more than 15,000 schools and 20 million students to high-speed broadband over the next two years. And tech companies are joining the effort, including Apple, which he said would donate $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products to schools across the country and Sprint, which will provide free wireless service for up to 50,000 low-income high school students over the next four years.
The school's principal, James Richardson, later tweeted out the video: