OLC Accelerate 2019

Excited to announce I've been accepted as a presenter at the 25th annual OLC conference Embracing And Teaching Accessibility Date: Thursday, November 21st Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 Lead Presenter: Janene McMahan (University of Alaska - Fairbanks) Co-presenter: Joanne Healy (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Track: Tools and Technologies Location: Northern Hemisphere D Session Duration: 45min Brief Abstract: Bring your device to explore and evaluate accessibility tools. Learn how course designers assist faculty in making their course materials accessible. Hear how faculty embrace accessibility tools, become more independent and make courses…

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CS101 Spring 2019

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Hi there! Two sections are open ... and I've attached the syllabus. There are spots in both Dain Harmon's and my section. (Valda McMahan) [gview file="https://janene.community.uaf.edu/files/2019/01/dmharmon-vjmcmahan-Spring-2019-Syllabus-CS101-Computers-Society-with-Schedule-.pdf"]

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Light reading?

In my CS101 course I have asked students to consider what e-waste is and how it impacts society. This is just one article I required them to read: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7543489.stm

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PlayPosit Test for Work

Working with PlayPosit. Questions I have include: How (source 1) shows up? Should I really go back and clean up my CC for punctuation. The text is correct, but it all runs together. Will I deploy this or others like it?

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Resume Resource

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Where to find out more information about Janene McMahan on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and a recent resume.

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Banners, graphics, editing, oh my!

Two PDFs for your perusal Handout - Canva PicMonkey Handout - header images Three videos to help you Adding your WordPress banner 4:30 (using free images and PicMonkey image editor) Creating a graphic pt.1 4:30 (Canva) Adding your Blackboard banner  pt.2 1:45

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Fun with banners

Joanne Healy, School of Education, likes the banners I make. Here's the latest batch... her requests are fairly open-ended, so I can find the right mood to fit the need. Our department has access to a Shutterstock account. That and regular CC0 images make creating banners easier.      

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Working with Adobe Illustrator

Hey all! I've been slack over the past few years in learning Adobe Illustrator. I LOVED Fireworks... WHY, OH WHY.... anyhow. Over the past few months, I have recreated graphics for the Mining Mill Operator Training. Granted I've only done a drop in the bucket of them, but my AI skills are coming along. Here are a few P & ID Information [image 140-1-11] Control Loops [image 140-1-05] Pneumatic instruments [140-1-06] Process Variables [image 140-1-01] Electronic Instruments [image 140-1-07] Analog Signals [image 140-1-09] Digital Display [image 140-1-10]…

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Staff Recognition & Development 2017: WordPress Basics & Practical Application

 In this session you'll see WordPress basics such as making a post, making a page, working with themes. Ready to begin your own WordPress site? Janene will coach you on your first steps. If you have a WordPress site you'll love the tips she covers for ease in updating materials, loading correctly sized images, and prepping your work to be accessible. View these slides on your device and use the arrow buttons to navigate the slides below. Link to Google Hangout This presentation is offered face-to-face in GRUE…

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Better Tests & Quizzes

Slides Needed: note-taker Goals: driven by your discussion Resources Please add your ideas! On the iPad click the " + " near the bottom left to add. How do you know? VoiceThread You have to have Flash installed (allow use) Students practicing language Joanne Healy is using VoiceThread and the students love it.

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Efficiency (recycled)

A one hour presentation (no, not really) ... on "Exploring different online tools to use for tracking your own work, task management, prioritizing. Discussing methods for planning your day and communicating needs with others. How are we replacing paper? What works for you?"

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Getting serious about Twitter?

Egads! I'm a professional. I've been online since (okay, I won't say)... but in the five years I've had a Twitter account--the one I use, not the one I want--I've not tweeted *enough.* Enter IF THIS THEN THAT to the rescue. I most certainly have communicated a LOT and shared cool tools and how-tos via different web interfaces. Let's consolidate. "Let's get connected..." Now, the interesting thing to me was WHEN I decided to start pushing my WP posts to my Twitter feed, I was presented with a…

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