Janene McMahan

Rip it…

That’s not really a descriptive title for the successful thing I just accomplished. I went into my Ravelry queue and deleted any pattern that called for: cables fussiness I also deleted almost every sock pattern. Yup. I’m not a sock knitter! OKAY – how ’bout an update this week? Well, I …

What font is that?

  I’m a lover of all things font. Truly. This being said, and the fact that I can recognize about 20 or so and know their names, is me geeking out. Maybe more than 20 if I’m really pressed. My pallet is font-tested and font-approved! So, what do you do when …

Using CSS inline

Godiva chocolate would be good right now. Not all CSS will be tolerated by the free WordPress accounts. However, you should test out a few things using the style attribute on various HTML commands/tags. You can also use DIV or SPAN plus the style attribute to make your post look, …

Creative Market resources

Free Mondays! I’ve enjoyed the last 17+ weeks greatly and picked up fantastic freebies for web design, background images for my slides, simply great ideas just by viewing. I’ve also paid for a few items… shhhhh! I know, I know. I really like free, but I also really like this …

beFunky Photo Editor

Seems as if I had NOTHING to say the day I created this. Egads! Here goes: I like the beFunky photo editor. It’s worth playing around with. Where can you get it? Find in at the Chrome App store or tab or on the beFunky website. The images with this …

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. It is pretty clear to me that I need to blog more! Essentially, I used this site in 2013-2014 to demonstrate what you (a UAF student) could do with a free blog on the WordPress.com site. Please …

Model Student Creation

Let’s say you’re a faculty member and you want your students to research a topic and then synthesize the information. {Don’t skip this step… it is about learning, creating supports learning. It is not simply about creating.} Add a creative element to the process by asking the student to curate …

Baby quilt

Get excited… I am. Blair of WiseCraft made a quilt out of Aedan’s clothes. I haven’t seen the pictures yet – the quilt is in Portland with the photographer. Here’s a quick shot of the clothes I sent for her to use. I’m the youngest of five children; my family …

Use Video to Capture Students’ Attention

You may consider video difficult to get started with. Make your first video using tools you already have: Keynote (or PowerPoint) and QuickTime. Once you’re ready, upload your presentation to YouTube for easy sharing. Download PDF: TT-video-engagement “People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention.”1 Using skills you …