Janene McMahan

A succulent idea

After going through a lot of Pantone colors looking for just the right HTML color codes to freshen up the look of my site, I decided to work on a miniature crochet project. This will be for the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks, Alaska for 2023. Succulents are the …

Love the local library!

Just a few of the titles I read, and checked out, this month from the public library: Light-hearted reading I’ve used Kindle Unlimited since September. I’ll need to go back and review all the titles I read on my devices. The above are just those from October.

Recent (and not so) Writing

A few of the titles and dates plus excerpts follow Transitioning from on campus to online by Janene McMahan | Jul 26, 2021 Your use of Canvas can help you translate your face-to-face course into an enjoyable online experience for you and your students. Here are a few steps to get you started, …

Three ways to make your course more accessible

Originally posted 10/20/2020 on iTeachU. I’ve been a web developer and a teacher for decades. These worlds overlap when it comes to accessibility. So, for this tip I’m going to define accessibility as making your materials usable for every student regardless of their abilities. More students than you’d suspect do the …

Recent reads

What am I reading right now? Jim Butcher 17/17: Battle Ground (on my Kindle) – ordered 10/8 and started! Done 10/12!16/17: Peace Talks (Finished last week or so). What else? Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries including:3. Blueberry Muffin Murder2. Strawberry Shortcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery What else?While this was …

Rolling out a renewed iTeach Online

iTeach Online “iTeach Online offers foundational training in online course design. Through a series of 5 modules, faculty start to build a solid online course founded in current research and relevant learning experiences. Faculty who complete the self-paced version of iTeach Online are prepared to design and teach an online …

Go back to your happy place

As an instructional designer, I help faculty with their courses. The faculty member is the content expert; I’m a support person. I want to help them make the course easy to navigate, engaging to the student—learning can be fun—and, whenever possible, inspire or remind the teacher why he or she …

Love Your Data

I’ve been a data geek for quite some time. Right now you cannot see it on my site so much because I have not been explicit about it. However, I will be filling in how data and I have been happily intertwined over the years. At UAF in 1993 I …