Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Setting the timing in Google SLides

Here are some tips on setting your timing in google slides:

Go under FILE to "Publish to the Web"

Go down to "Automatically advance presentation to the next slide."

Here, it has the default of 3 seconds, so you can change it to every second, 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, or every minute.  Choose 30 seconds.

Now to actually present the slideshow, you must copy the Document link under "Get a link to the published document."

When you paste the link in your browser, you need to change the end of the URL where is says "30000" -- change it to "20000" to set it to 20 second advance. You can also paste that link (with the 20000 already fixed) in your blog and then just click on it on the day of your presentation!

Hope that helps!!
 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Disposition Forms

DISPOSITION FORMS:

Please email your teacher with this link and ask them to fill out this form for you. While you can also use the paper form in your blue SL packet, or your blue FSEHD Admissions Folder, it is much better to use the electronic form so you don't have to keep track of an envelope.


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 15, 2015 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, November 5, 2015

Pecha Kucha Brainstorming Day


Here are the resources we are working with in class today:


Sample Pecha Kucha

Thoughts on what makes a PK Successful:

  • Effective use of pictures (relevant images, perhaps two per slide)
  • Personal information to give audience more context
  • Effective pacing (be careful about droning on when reading a script)
  • Use very limited words to punctuate your main point (over images, or in side)
  • Seek for a structure that starts with big idea (context), then gets specific, then offers summary


Brainstorming Map


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Toxic Stress Conference

This will be a great event to add to your youth work/teacher toolbox!

TOXIC STRESS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, Oct. 28  (10-12)
Alger 110

Register here...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Diversity Week!

There are great events coming up on campus for Diversity Week October 5-10.  Don't miss out on these great speakers, films and activities!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Welcome to the FNED 346 Blogisphere!

Welcome to this FNED blogging adventure!

Between now and Sept 13, you will set up your own blog to use this semester for all of your Talking Points 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 "Schooling in a Democratic Society")

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

http://_______.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.  Add some captions to each one.  

POST A COMMENT WITH YOUR ADDRESS:
When you are done creating your site 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 blog address so that we 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 :)