Janene McMahan

A collection of all good things

30+ Open Wikis every educator should know about http://edudemic.com/2011/12/open-wikis/ : I spend 10-20 minutes each morning with Zite on my iPad. One of the topics I have collected via RSS feeds is on education. Open resources Huge list of links to open resources for educators. It must be a list ٩◔‿◔۶

Images and Blackboard

These materials came from a session I performed on 12/2 for the IAC faculty. Faculty Development Friday Sessions SUMMARY We covered the differences between GIF, JPEG and PNG. We discussed what each type was best used for. GIF: graphic, chart, line drawing, few colors and JPEG (JPG): photographs We discussed ٩◔‿◔۶

Light reading

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/09/133310978/in-college-a-lack-of-rigor-leaves-students-adrift Or light listening… Last week I enjoyed listening to NPR on my laptop, vs light music. What’s the photo got to do with the book? Nothing really. Unless you count a desolate, alone feeling that the first two paragraphs bring to mind. Let’s not fail our youth. Let’s not ٩◔‿◔۶

Finding your voice

As a teacher or an instructor it is important to know your audience and know yourself. As a new employee it can be a little more difficult to ‘find your voice.’ I’d argue that Toastmasters is an excellent resource for any employee (or person) to become a better speaker, a ٩◔‿◔۶

Tumblr – microblogging

While the majority of my days have been wrapping my mind around CDE and how we ‘do’ things here, I’ve been delighted to learn new tools. On day 2, I set up a Tumblr account (Alaskaknits) namely because I saw Tumblr listed in an online course Christen (hi Christen) teaches.

day 7: tools

Prepping for iTeach I came across beautifully illustrated and narrated examples of embedding video in Skip Via’s ED 329. I especially like the fact that he’s showing how to embed a VoiceThread project (in addition to YouTube) for GoogleSites and Blackboard. Skip Via’s explanation is clear; his use of images ٩◔‿◔۶


Day 4: A full day retreat held in downtown Fairbanks with my new team members = energizing, educating. So far the day has been amazing. I intend to go and look up and try out Evernote, Relevanssi, Shelfari. The photo taking and photo sharing was awesome!

day 3

Certainly I will not have day 3, day 17, day 293… I’d have to write a script for that. Instead you’ll see a, 2, finally–but only if I’m feeling disjointed. What’s a brand new designer to do? link checking find all the resources she will need to do her job ٩◔‿◔۶