Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blogging Challenge #7 Voki Gingerbread Man

Get a Voki now!

#1 Son is responsible for this Voki's monologue.  He's really helpful.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blogging Challenge #6: Pleasant cartoon

This is a little cartoon I made.  Simple, but
it gets a point a cross.

BloggingChallenge 5: Vuvox of Florida Trip Photos

I wanted to put music with this.  Those hopes were dashed.
Oh well.  Vuvox is cool.  Even though I made a simple one.

Today was a hard re-entry into the compound.  Vuvox helped me to
unwind and remember the good times.  Thanks, Vuvox.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blogging Challenge # 4 Glogster Patti Smith

I'm in a little bit of a funk tonight, to tell you the truth, but I'm enjoying
reading National Book Award Winner Just Kids by Patti Smith on the
iPad.  I love reading on the iPad as I've explained in the past.  I'm inspired
by Patti Smith.  I love most everything about her.  So I made this poster
as a thank you gift to Patti for decades of great work and for writing a fantastic book
that's distracting me from some Sunday evening blues.  Vacations end and
everyone disperses.  The quiet house is pleasant, but there's still a little bit of missing.
At any rate, thanks, Patti Smith.

Blogging Challenge #3: Social Justice Film About Tigers

This film is better, but DailyRos had to help me with the music import.  If you haven't been to this place, you should go.

Challenge Blog #2 Hand Turkey Movie

Internets has decided to show up for a bit.  So you'll be glad to know I haven't just been sitting around crying about not having internets.  No way, that's not how I roll.  I've been making a movie about hand turkeys.  As you can see, this is not the best movie ever made, but it does have heart.  And there's some pathos here too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Glogster

Check this out. A glogster poster including digital imagery as well as a brief film. I guess
it doesn't get much better than this.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The 2010 Blogging Challenge!!!!

Friends, Huddle Up.  It's time to learn more about the 2010 blogging challenge.  When KC, Judith, Jdoc and I were at NCTE, we talked about the challenge, but ideas weren't flowing in the Magical Kingdom. While we got down to the wire, waiting to board our planes, we still had very few reasonable ideas.  We thought about a "This I Believe" kind of challenge.  Then I brought up a creative "What If?" theme where we could just write about weird imaginary things every day.  Then we finally came up with the perfect plan.

We want to come together as a blogging community to explore, consume and create media.  This is pretty cool, I'm sure you agree.  We can consume new media stuff and then just blog the heck out of it. We can also experiment with some new media whenever we feel like it.   Jenkins says that people who come together around new media become a participatory culture.  I'm jazzed about this, peeps.  Let's do this thing.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Talk

Today's the day.  KC and I talk about the cool podcasting kids at 9:30.  I feel nervous, but not crazy nervous.  I wish we weren't in Disneyworld.  Last night, after a whole day of some great and some okay talks, our plan was to head into Epcot.  That's when I balked and started shaking my head in horror as the plans were being discussed.  After a day of convention, I want to go have a nice dinner and chillax.  We did find a place to take us and we sat by the window admiring Cinderella's castle lit up and sparkly.  That's about as close as I want to get.  There's talk today about trying to make it into the kingdom for real.  I'm gearing up all my super human powers.  I was dismayed to hear that I'll probably have to stand in lines.  Oh well.  I'm going to take the DL's advice and try to consider and work for the well being of others.  Pals wanna go to the kingdom.  We're going in.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Chalk

Blah blah blah, I'm working again on ncte.  I thought about going over to promptcare because i've felt hideous for over a week now, but it's never really that bad, so I plug along, with runny nose, headache and weird intermittent coughing jags.  I have a sense of dread that we won't finish this today and if we don't finish it today I'm going to walk up to the top of Rawles Hall and think about jumping off.  At least I'm in Husbandman's office, where I usually do good work and I have a clean chalkboard in front of me. This will be key to mapping out the last important findings and implications.
Here we go.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Surge

I think a little blogging is just the ticket to get me moving on the ncte talk once again.  I have some goals today that basically include refining the research questions and answering the research questions.  Also a little more data analysis.  Okay, more than a little analysis.  But that's okay.  I am not going into the compound today.  I will suffer later for this, but it will be a trade off to be almost done with ncte stuff.  Yesterday was a long productive day.  It's fun listening to the podcasts and thinking about all the stuff we did together.

Twenty something daughter comes home in 2 weeks.

The Astronauts

 From a Lynda Barry book, I've used the idea to have the Thirdlanders draw self portraits on occasion.  Draw yourself as Batman, a monst...