Thursday, November 20, 2008

Final Exam Time!

Well the end of a great semester has come to an end. Tonight is your Word Processing exam. I hope you had practiced. Don't forget that your ACCESS, Electronic Interaction, and final blog post are all due December 4.

IMPORTANT: CHECK YOU JAGUAR1 E-MAIL ACCOUNTS. I have sent several e-mail with no responses from several of you. I can only help you out so much.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

End of Semester Wrap Up!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel ;)

The end of the semester is upon us and you have many projects due.

For tonight the following projects are due:
1) iGoogle homepage

2) Database project - address book and multiplication table (or addition/subtraction/division) - make sure you have shared with me in Google.
3) Professional Technology Blog (took the place of your website)- If you do not see your name on the middle right of this blog under Teaching Tools, Student "Websites", see me immediately!

Next Week - November 20 - Word Processing Exam. Remember... YOU MUST MAKE a 100 on this exam to pass this class!

Thursday, December 4 - Make up exam for students who must retake word processing exam.

Projects due Thursday, December 4:
1) All BLOG post to be completed (Project 1)
2) Electronic Interaction (Project 6) report posted to your BLOG (project 1)
3) ACCESS lab report - with lab picture (Project 7) to be posted to your BLOG (project 1)
4) Presentation about yourself uploaded to Foliotek.
5) Blog web addresses uploaded to Foliotek.
6) Podcast web addresses uploaded to Foliotek.

I will give you a list of State standards as to were things are to be uploaded to.

I have really enjoyed this class this semester. Keep up the good work and let me know if you have any questions regarding the above assignments.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Reminder: No Class This Week - ACCESS Day

We will not meet in class this Thursday night. You are to use this time to visit an ACCESS lab and complete this project. Your blog assignments for this week are still due by midnight on Wednesday night. You are to also complete your outstanding projects for the following week. Projects due Thursday, November 13 are iGoogle homepage, your "Professional Technology" blog (replaces website assignment)and your two spreadsheets - address book and multiplication/addition/subtraction/division table. Use this time wisely. Also bring with you Thursday, November 13 your PRESENTATIONS ABOUT YOU to be uploaded to Foliotek. I also highly recommend you practice the Word processing exam. The exam is scheduled for Thursday, November 20th. You MUST pass this exam with a 100.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

First Podcast on-line!!!!

Hey Class! Our first podcast is now available. Ashley, Brooke, and Kimberly's podcast was the first to go up. Check it out. Don't laugh too hard at my STRONG southern accent! Good job everyone. I look forward to listening to each and everyone's podcast.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Electronic Contact at Wiki!

Bridget has found another website that can help you with your electronic Contact. THANK YOU Bridget! Visit Shifthappens for additional educational ideas. Use this link, otherwise you may get a strange website like I did ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Electronic Contact Assignment!!

Dr. Strange had the below on his blog. Good suggestion. Don't waste time, we meet only five more times!

"Have You Contacted A Teacher From Somewhere Else Yet? If Not, A Suggestion!
While preparing for my podcast, I found a website that is a great way to connect with other teachers. Go to TEACHERS.NET and look for the chatboard. There you will find requests from teachers for penpals for their students. Make a contact and get your homework done."

Don't forget about your ACCESS assignment. Time is running out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blog Posting Requirements

There seems to be a little confusion. Please make a post to YOUR blog regarding Mr. Sullivan's presentation. I'm sure he welcomes your post to his blog site, but also put a post on your blog. Also, for the blog assignments for the remainder of the semester, use the list that I gave you from Dr. Strange. This list is also linked to on this blog. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Additional Bog Assignment for October 15th

1. For the blog post due Wednesday October 15th, write two or more paragraphs in which you describe the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) and the resources available to teachers well enough so that someone unfamiliar with AVL would understand what it is and how it works. Then provide the reader with your thoughts as to the usefulness of AVL to you when you begin teaching. (Alabama Virtual Library Website)

2. Post your comments on the the ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL presentation you saw in person or looked at online and describe what you learned and how the information can help you as an educator in the future. (Mr. Sullivan's Presentation)

Special thank you to Mr. Tashbin for his ideas.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blog Topics - CHANGES

After reviewing Dr. Strange's "Blog Assignments Part 2", I have decided to go with those topics INSTEAD of the current schedule. I will update the syllabus and reload to e-companion. The only difference between the one you received in class and this version are the due dates. All blogs are due Wednesday by midnight prior to Thursday's class.

In that this week's assignment is to watch Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, which is over an hour long, I recommend you do not wait till the last minute to complete this assignment.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Presentations - Good Job!

I really enjoyed your presentations last night. Please upload your presentation to the e-companion drop box labeled "Presentation Instructions". If you have trouble, don't worry, next week during class we will make sure everyone's presentations are uploaded to e-companion. Once ALL presentations are loaded into e-companion, I will review your presentations again and assign grades - approximately two weeks from now. Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Presentation Evaluations

Hopefully you are well underway in completing your presentations for tomorrow. I have emailed the evaluation form that will be used to evaluate your presentations to each of your jaguar1 accounts. I highly recommend you review and make adjustments to your presentations as necessary. I am looking forward to seeing each of your presentations.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yes! We are having class tonight.

It was brought to my attention of a typo in the detailed course syllabus. We are having class tonight - Thursday, September 11. A revised syllabus has been uploaded to your e-companion site. I'll see you tonight.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Blog Post Due Saturday, September 6 - Gustav

Due to Hurricane Gustav earlier this week, your post that were due last night by midnight are now due by THIS Saturday, September 6 by noon. That should give you plenty of time to complete your post. I hope everyone weathered the storm at least OK. I'll see you tonight.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Plagiarism Document

I hope this post finds everyone safe and sound.

The first week of class I requested that you download the plagiarism statement located in e-companion's document sharing, update the document with your name, etc (located near the bottom of the document) and resubmit to me through your drop box. To date, only three have been turned in that I can read. Please do this ASAP. If you have already submitted to me, please check the message statement in that one document was corrupted and would not download properly.

If you are having problems downloading the document, please let me know.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Links under Handouts

As seen to your right, I have added several new links. These links are the instructions for several of your projects that you will be doing this semester. I have also included a link to Dr. John Strange's EDM 310 class blog. Check it out to see what your classmates are doing.

Even though this blog contains several of your instruction sheets for your assignment, please download the ones listed on your e-companion page. Your e-companion site will have the most up to date information that I am using.

Do not hesitate at any time to contact me with your questions.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bambe - right in my own front yard!

This is a picture of a medium sized doe that was crossing my front yard.  The doe is standing in a wooded area between several trees on top of beautiful green grass.
This picture is of the same doe that is describe in the first picture except the doe is facing toward the camera.
Look what was just in my front yard! I love Mother Nature!!!!

Blog Sites

You blog's are coming along quite nicely. Most of you have setup your blogs and some of you have done a very nice job on your first assignment. For those of you who have not setup your blogs at all, I highly recommend that you do not wait till the last minute.

As a reminder for this week, your blog assignment for this week is to make TWO post to your blog site. One, tell us a little bit about yourself. Two, give us an insight as to what your presentation will cover.

Additionally, do not forget to down load the "Student Acknowledgment of Plagiarism and Penalty" from e-Companion document sharing. Edit the document, save, and load into the "Plagiarism" drop box.

Despite the "bumps" with Google last Thursday night, I feel this is going to be a great semester. Take care and try to stay dry this weekend. See you Thursday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome to EDM 310 Fall 2008

Welcome! My name is Ms. Jennifer Averitt. I am your instructor for this semester for EDM 310 section 501. This semester EDM 310 has undergone a complete revision of how this course will be presented as compared to previous semesters. This will be a time of learning for both you and me. I anticipate a fun filled semester with new and exciting technologies to be learned by all.

In that we will make use of Google Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentation software in this course, if you do not already have an account with Google, please create your account prior to our next class meeting.

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you Thursday.