I chose to make a vlog to demonstrate my final product for my calligraphy learning project. Check it out!
Hi all! Laura Gaboury and I created a podcast: “Geeky Gurus: Janeen and Laura’s Edu-Tech Extravaganza!” for our summary of learning — take a listen! You can find our resources below. Resources Abe, P., & Jordan, N. A. (2013). Integrating social media into the classroom curriculum. About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience, 18(1), 16–20. … Continue reading "Summary of Learning"
Because at this point the learning of calligraphy is primarily about practicing and repetition, I decided to pretend I am way better than I am, and jump ahead to focus on the micro changes needed to elevate individual letters and words, and also to see if there was any way to monetize the skill, should … Continue reading "Flourishes and Dollars"
I get the frustration teachers have with the freeloaders — people that just take, take, take resources, and don’t share (or create) anything themselves. We’ve all experienced that frustration, and to be honest it’s really difficult not to fall into the trap of selfishness. I won’t share anything because you aren’t sharing anything with me. … Continue reading "Open education and the lessons we learned in kindergarten"
This week I focused on both practicing and refining the skills I’ve learned so far. Specifically this involved tying the basic strokes together to create actual words. I feel like I’ve got the hang of the basic strokes but there are certain letters that I cannot seem to make look like I want them to … Continue reading "Linking Letter Learning"
I wrote another post a couple of months ago on social media activism. You can check it out here. In a nutshell, here is the essence of my previous argument: I hate the idea that the way we do the work – the work of social justice, the work of engaging in creating equitable spaces … Continue reading "Social Media and Social Activism"
This week I focused on comparing platforms in order to learn calligraphy skills. Which platforms were useful, and which were not? What lessons could I learn from my own learning process to share with my students? I created a video to share this week’s learning. Side note: I feel like I am really doing two … Continue reading "Calligraphy Update!"
So, I am choosing to explore Reddit. A number of people I know talk about Reddit, and I’ve been on it before but I don’t understand how it works, or who it is for; nor do I understand how to navigate the platform. My initial sense is that people seem to talk about it like … Continue reading "Reddit… I read it"
This week I started figuring out where to begin my lettering journey. Or, as Jaquie called it, Clark’s Calligraphy. I went online and bought some beginner pens, soon to be delivered a couple of days later. As I waited for the pens to arrive I went down a lettering TikTok hole and learned a lot. … Continue reading "First steps… or rather, first strokes!"
My relationship with social media is mixed at best. I drastically vacillate between enjoying the engagement that comes from talking with old friends and connecting with people I maybe don’t see on a regular basisa and hating the pressure and anxiety that comes with social media. Some of the questions I struggle with include how … Continue reading "To post or not to post…"