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Jumpstart 2016: Module 8

This final post is a reflective piece about this course. What was your favorite module in this course? Why? I think getting social. I had been thinking about joining Twitter, and I am glad I had another push towards it.... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 7

For module 7, the task was to create a screencast of how to do something I learned in this course. I chose to re-do the quick screencast I had done previously of how to customize the menu bar in WordPress.... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 6

For this module, I chose to make a Quizlet. I've seen the site before, but never actually used it, so this module gave me the kick that I needed to do it. I found the site really easy to use.... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 5

Module 5 is about getting social- on social media. I'm already fairly active on Facebook, but I haven't gotten on Twitter yet. I have been thinking about it lately, and I'm glad for this push to get on. When I... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 3

For part 3, I am embedding a SlideShare created by someone else. I don't really use a lot of powerpoints in my teaching, but I do use interactive whiteboards and I save my presentations as PDFs. I suppose I could... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 2

For this part, I am adding a ThingLink, which is an online interactive poster. I can see many uses for this in classes. Students can create presentations for review concepts. I could also scan responses and students could add comments... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 1

For this module, I need to practice embedding content into a website. This part is for a Vimeo video. I chose a video by The Starfish Project, which is a jewelry company in China very near and dear to my... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 3

I have used Weebly before for a class website and have blogged on it regularly, so learning WordPress wasn't that much of a stretch for me. There are a lot of things I like to learn by doing, and this... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 2

For module 2, there were 2 assignments, which were to set up a cloud storage bin and a back channel. For the cloud storage, I chose Dropbox for the simple reason that I have had a Dropbox Pro account for... Continue Reading →

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