Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pecha Kucha...

How to set your google slides to 20 seconds...

  1. On the home page of your slide show, click "file"
  2. On the drop down menu, click "publish to the web"
  3. On the pop up, click "start slideshow as soon as the player loads" (don't worry about the timer yet....)
  4. Copy and paste the shareable link into another place (i put it in my blog as an unedited post)
  5. The last part of the link should be a number (the default is 3000, meaning 3 seconds).  Change that to "20000", meaning 20 seconds

FNED 346 Disposition Forms

FNED 346 Students:

Please email your Service Learning teacher with this link and ask him or her to fill out this form for you…. you should absolutely go look at it yourself before sending it in order to understand more about this assessment.


Here is a sample email you could send to your teacher asking him/her to fill this out.

Dear XXX,

Thank you so much for hosting me in your classroom this semester.  I learned a lot and enjoyed the opportunity to work with xxxx.  

As a requirement for my education program at RIC, I am asking you to please submit this very short form assessing me and my dispositions.  

http://faculty.ric.edu/ptiskus/
 
It is just 8 questions, and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  You will need the following information about me in order to fill it out:

Name:  Jane Doe
ID #: xxxxxxx
Program/Major:  History/Secondary (go look at the list to find your correct one - YDEV should select OTHER)

Thank you for submitting this on my behalf.  It needs to be posted no later than December 10, 2016 in order for me to complete my FNED 346 course, so please submit this as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact me at the numbers below.

Sincerely, 

Jane Doe
Email@email.com
Cell phone

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pecha Kucha Resources

As you start to wrap your head around the Pecha Kucha presentation, here are some tips and suggestions to get you started...

First Watch this PK for the overview:




But don't get overwhelmed by his uber-professional presentation.  Think of this as a master class in PK Presentation Style.  What does he say that you can use as advice while you work on your own PK?  What do you notice that makes his presentation successful?

Then watch this PK from an undergraduate student in FNED 346 (2015).
What do you notice that makes her presentation successful? How might you do some things differently t make your own presentation more successful?

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:
What is Pecha Kucha?
Why Use Pecha Kucha?
5 Tips for doing Pecha Kucha
Creating PK in Google Slides


Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to hyperlink

Don't forget to submit your BCI to me!  You need it before you enter your school.

Embed a video about Poverty in the US



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

If you want your blog to private...



If you want to make your blog private, so that only we (in this class) can read it, then you have to invite us to be readers of your blog and we each have to accept your invitation.  To do so you will need all of our email addresses so that you can invite each of us.




Here are instructions for making your blog private.  You do so in the SETTINGS feature under DESIGN (in the top right corner of your blog.)

FOR SED 561:
Here is a list of emails to cut and paste into the BLOG READERS box in your Permissions Settings.



Leave a comment if you have any questions!

LB :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Semester!

Welcome to this foundations blogging adventure!

This semester, I am using ONE blog for both my undergraduate (FNED 346) and graduate (SED 561) foundations classes.  Many of the texts and topics are similar and so I am offering this space as a place for practicing teachers (561) and aspiring educators/youth workers (346) to coexist.  The directions below apply to both classes, so let's begin here!!

Between now and the middle of September (or on the first night of class for SED 561), you will set up your own blog to use this semester for all of your weekly writing assignments, and to keep track of your thoughts about any of the issues we cover.


A blog is your very own, personal online journal. It is public, in that I and your classmates can read it and comment on it, but it is your space and you can control most everything about it. (If you want to make it private so that *only* members of this class can read it, I can show you how to do so).




In the context of this course, your blog has two purposes:

1) Your blog will provide a space for you to keep all of your assignments over the course of our semester together. You will not hand in written assignments to me each week; rather you will post them on your blog. In this sense, your blog is merely your assignment notebook that you will use as you read and prepare for class each week. You will also be posting any additional thoughts you have: responses to class discussion, after thoughts, things you forgot to say in class, relevant experiences you have, etc.

But importantly, your blog is a public space and as you post (and comment on others'), you will gain a much richer understanding of everything we read and discuss in class. I want you to think of it as interactive and intertextual in that way.

2) Creating your own blog will also introduce you to the blogisphere if you don't know this place already. I hope that you will discover creative uses for this online medium. You will see how easy it is to use blogger.com, and perhaps it will inspire you to bring blogs into your own classroom someday.

To start your own blog, you will go to:


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N1WmEk7kefI/T_tuCl2RJEI/AAAAAAAAANw/MdMmxMc3EAs/s1600/Screen+Shot+2012-07-09+at+7.48.47+PM.png

SET UP AN ACCOUNT:
If you do not already have a Google account, you will need to create one.  If you do have a Google account, sign in in the box at the right. 
  
Click the button that says NEW BLOG (you will see this even if you have blogged before) and follow the instructions to get started.  Don't forget your Username and Password!! You will need them to login every time. Please write them down on the top of your syllabus so you don't forget!  

NAME YOUR BLOG:
As you fill in the info, you will be asked to name your blog. This title will appear at the top of your blog. (Mine is called "Dr. Bogad's Fall 2016 Blog")

CHOOSE AN ADDRESS:
Every blog has its own URL, or web address.

_______.blogspot.com

This will be the web address associated with your site. you can call it anything you like. Be clever or simple (or both) -- it is up to you.

CHOOSE A TEMPLATE:
You will also need to choose a design template for your blog. Look through the options listed and see what appeals to you. You can change this later so don't worry too much about it initially... 

START POSTING:
Once you have the account set up, you can start posting. A “post” is an entry on your blog. (For clarification, you have one blog, but many posts). Give the post a title and then compose as you would any journal entry. When you are finished, hit the button that says Publish. It will not appear on your blog until you publish it. You can always go back and edit old posts and create new ones.

Your First Post:
Your first post should be a short introduction to you using PICTURES.  (Need help? Click here.) Post 2-5 pictures of yourself that tell us about who are you, what you did over the summer, what do you do when you are not in class, where you work, what kind of hobbies you are into, etc.  (If you don't have ccess to pictures today, then just write a narrative post instead!) Add some captions to each one.  

POST A COMMENT WITH YOUR ADDRESS:
When you are done creating your blog and posting your first entry, please come back to this blog and post a comment at the end of the first post (scroll down) that includes your name and your blog address so that I can post it in the blog list to the right.

Some Tips and Helpful Hints:
  • Once you are in your blog, look at the top right corner of the screen. If you click on the word DESIGN, you will be able to make design changes, create new posts, edit old posts, etc. (You can only do this if you are logged in to your blog.)
  • Once you are in the DESIGN screen, you can do all kinds of things to make your blog a bit more interesting. Change your fonts and colors, edit a post, change your settings. See the tabs at the left side of the screen for all kinds of options.
  • Poke around online and make a list of websites related to gender, social justice, feminism or anything else relevant and post them on your blog. You can add all kinds of things by ADDING A GADGET from your LAYOUT screen.
  • Just do the best you can with this. If you get stuck, don't fret... I am happy to help you anytime as you work on getting this started. And remember: you can't break it. It is just a blog. Everything can be changed if need be!
Good luck!!

LB :)