Core skills in Google Sheets

Going through the Advanced Formulas - 30 day challenge by Ben Collins. Day 1 "Core Skills" session had two great tips for me: using named ranges using shift/enter (the break function) to put LF into formula - LOVE THIS

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I had to listen

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I need you to soften my heartAnd break me apartI need you to open my eyesTo see that You're shaping my lifeAll I am, I surrenderGive me faith to trust what you sayThat you're good and your love is greatI'm broken inside, I give you my lifeI need you to soften my heartAnd break me apartI need you to pierce through the darkAnd cleanse every part of meAll I am, I surrenderGive me faith to trust what you sayThat you're good and your love is greatI'm broken…

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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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And the award goes to…

The other day I mentioned php. Someone asked me what it stood for. I honestly didn't know. 'I just code or I just hack it' wasn't my best response! php (or PHP) stands for hypertext preprocessor. Correct. It's like a fool's errand. PHP actually is an acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor." What? Wait, what tomfoolery is this - that's recursive, people! Yes. Perhaps my "I just use it" stance is justified.

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Updating my resume

Nothing to see here. That sure is a shame. 10/28 update: I don't know when I stopped having my resume on my website. I know it's in LinkedIn... but it is time to have it back here. For my coworkers, managers, and team: I don't want to leave UAF eLearning. I do want to do more. It's time to update my resume, and that means sprucing up my website, adding new posts, doing a general culling of fluff. Notes on what to include Program management People management…

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Time to unsubscribe (again)

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Best response yet, that I've penned. "Life looms large. Time is limited. Love you and your site... but mommy-hood is an adventure best done with less clutter."

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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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Collected Stories: Climate Change

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It's hot in Fairbanks. Hotter than I remember in a long time. It reminds me that our ocean has increased one degree each decade over the past three decades (at least that's what I remember). Climate change is real. Here's an older article that has punch in terms of what's happening world wide. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-point-of-no-return-climate-change-nightmares-are-already-here-20150805

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Brand new day

Yesterday I received my VoiceThread Certified Educator badge through VoiceTread (Credly badge displayed). Next up is Google for Education Certified Trainer. May it take less than a year. I'm supposed to get it done by April 2018. Coolio. Let's begin.

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Guide students through your course

Guide students through your course verbally and visually. Whether your discipline is highly visual or not, using a picture to show the student where they are in the course or semester is helpful. You might want to use a quick video to show students how to navigate your course shell. If that’s not in the works consider providing a course calendar and course map. Both have value. Calendars are fairly easy to create while adding a course map can show how assignments flow from the topics you are delving into. Take a moment to grab pen and paper, crayons, your laptop or whatever tools are at hand. Ask yourself what visual maps you use most. Use one of them as a template for what you build and deliver to your students.

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