Category: work

  • 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:…

  • Light reading?

    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:

  • Google Summit 2018

    Working with a great team to deliver information and guide teachers through using: Google Sheets (12:30 – 1:45pm) 7/24/2018 Google Slides (2:00 – 3:15pm) 7/24/2018

  • Adding your flair to Blackboard

    Responding to faculty is an everyday occurrence. Quick pictures and happy responses are part of the norm. Happy Monday!

  • 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

  • Still love Jing – annotation tool

    It’s the start of the semester and every once in awhile Blackboard drops something you find very useful. Here’s how you can go find it and turn it back on. That is, unless it’s deprecated. Ouch.

  • 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.      

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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?”

  • 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…