Final Project VoiceThread Presentation Due Today (Challenge 6, 1.1)

This is a friendly reminder that your final project VoiceThread presentation is due today at 4:15pm. As of Thursday at 10am, 5 students (Alex, Joshua, Marina, Marisa, and Ryland) have submitted their projects. Please read the rubric and the video “Create a VoiceThread” to view the process for making *and* submitting your project. Both of these items are included on the Challenge 6 overview page (http://univ349.brocansky.cikeys.com/challenge-6-share/).

We are looking forward to engaging with your projects and we hope you are excited to engage with each others’ work, as well! If you have questions, contact us.

Here are the remaining due dates for the semester.

By Tuesday, December 8th at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.2: Participate in two VoiceThread Discussions.

By Thursday, December 10th at 4:15  Complete Challenge 6: Components 2.1 and 2.2: Write final blog post reflection and upload presentation file in ti Folio CI.

best,
Michelle and Jill

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Due Dates for Challenge 6: Final Project

Dark tunnel with light at the end.

Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?? 

We are now in the final two weeks of the semester. The Weekly Schedules for Weeks 15 and 16 have been updated to reflect the due dates for the components of Challenge 6.  Be sure to take time to review the rubric before you create your slides.

Click here to view the grading rubric, a video showing how to create and submit your VoiceThread, and step by step instructions for each component in Challenge 6.

Here is an overview of your remaining due dates.

By this Thursday, December 3rd at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.1: Create and submit your VoiceThread presentation.

By Tuesday, December 8th at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.2: Participate in two VoiceThread Discussions.

By Thursday, December 10th at 4:15  Complete Challenge 6: Components 2.1 and 2.2: Write final blog post reflection and upload presentation file in ti Folio CI.

If you have questions, please email both of us and one of us will reply as soon as possible. We are excited to see your final projects!

best wishes,

Michelle and Jill

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Schedule Changes

Hi everyone,

Jill and I will be discussing these details in class today, but we’d like to clearly communicate them in writing as well to ensure we are all on the same page.

Week 15: Mon, 11/30-Fri, 12/4
  • We will not meet in person this week, as specified in the syllabus. This week you will develop the online presentation component of your final project in VoiceThread. See Challenge 6-Component 1 for more details. Jill and I will be available to meet remotely via Zoom this week to support you with your final project.
Week 16: Mon, 12/7-Fri, 12/11
  • This is finals week and we will not meet in person. This week you will participate (leave comments) in your peers’ VoiceThread presentations and write your final reflection blog post (see Challenge 6-Component 2).

If you have any questions, please let us know!

best,

Michelle & Jill

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Let the Engagement Begin & A VoiceThread Reminder

Hi there, everyone.

Jill and I are on the edge of our seats watching your posts appear on our Tagboard. Thus far we commend those on Twitter who are asking critical questions and even reaching out directly to politicians (go, Melissa!). As the rest of you jump in, take time to mindfully lurk on the Tagboard and notice the practices your peers are demonstrating. This is a great way to learn. For those of you using Twitter, Jill and I may reach out with a tip or two as you progress and we will be retweeting our favorite posts.

Also, there is a low participation rate in this week’s VoiceThread. Please be sure to contribute one comment to the two VoiceThread slides (total of 2 comments) for this week (they are currently slides 3 and 4 in the VoiceThread).  Please make your comments by tomorrow to receive credit for this week.

Let us know if you have any questions along the way and we’ll see you on Thursday!

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Week 8 Assignments & Guest Speaker Details

 

Hello, class. We hope you are engaged with the lurking process by now. Here are a few important updates for you.

Week 8 Assignments Due Tomorrow:

Guest Speakers this Thursday

  • In class this Thursday, we will be joined by Michael Berman and Raechelle Clemmons, who have volunteered their time to speak with you about their experiences as “social CIOs.” Learn more and submit a question for Michael and Raechelle here: tiny.cc/whybesocial
  • If you have a Twitter account, we encourage you to Tweet your reflections and observations during our class session Thursday. Be sure to include our hashtag #UNIV349DC. Your Tweets will appear in our Twitter widget on our course page.

Option to Attend Class Virtually this Week

  • This Thursday, we (Jill and Michelle) will both be attending a conference out of the area and, therefore, will be attending class virtually. We would like to extend the same option to all of you. To be clear, this Thursday you have the option to attend class in-person or virtually using Zoom. The instructions for virtual participation are included in weekly schedule under Week 8.

Michelle & Jill

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Week 7 Check-In

Hello and happy Friday!  We have a few items to check-in with you about.

  1. The grade book is current. The work that was submitted on time for Week 6 (Challenge 3, Component 2 blog post) has been graded. Please check the grade book in CI Learn and read any feedback we may have left for you. Always contact us directly with questions about your scores.
  2. As a reminder, this week you are focusing on Challenge 3-Component 3. This involves searching two social media sites. You are not required to create new accounts, provided you have access to two sites already (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, other?). Full instructions are included in the Weekly Schedule for Week 7. You also have one VoiceThread slide to comment on for the first 9 pages of Chapter 3 in Net Smart.
  3. You will notice that we’ve embedded a Twitter search widget in the left column of our site! All Tweets that include the hashtag #UNIV349DC will appear here. If you have chosen to search Twitter and have an account (or would like to take this opportunity to create one), feel free to share resources and reflections in the form of Tweets — just include our hashtag!
  4. Please click the link below to read more about our guest speakers, Michael Berman and Raechelle Clemmons! Click the “Submit my question” button and complete the form by next Thurs, 10/8. http://tiny.cc/whybesocial

Have a great weekend,
Michelle & Jill

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Preparing for Tomorrow’s Class

 

Hi everyone. Jill and I are currently updating the gradebook for your Week 6 blog posts, which were due on Tuesday. It’s exciting to see your progress! Tomorrow, we’ll be stressing the value of incorporating visuals (images and videos) into your posts, as well as your Google Doc.

See you tomorrow!

Michelle & Jill

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Week 6 Assignments Due Today

Hi everyone. How are your peer review searches going for Challenge #3? Your blog post and Google Doc contributions are due today at 4:15. Click here to review the Week 6 assignments.

Please be sure to visit several of your peers’ blogs through the links on the Student Blogs page and leave comments for your classmates. These interactions will deepen your understanding of the knowledge collection process, as you will gain insight about what your peers are doing and learning.

In class on Thursday, you will be spending time with your group sharing and discussing your findings thus far and preparing for the Social Media Search (Component 3) of Challenge #3.

See you Thursday!
Michelle & Jill

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Week 5 Check-In

Hi everyone.

You should all be actively working on Component 1 of Challenge #3: Collect. Please be sure to read the overview of each component in the Challenge 3 description here. In addition to your blog post this week, you are also contributing at least 5 links to relevant sources you collected this week. At least two of those five links must be blogs that have passed your crap test!

I (Michelle) will not be able to attend our session this Thursday, as I’ll be in the air flying back from a conference in Georgia. Jill and I will both be reading your blogs, listening to the VoiceThread comments, and checking your Google Docs prior to Thursday’s class.

We’re excited to see your progress.

best wishes,
Michelle & Jill

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