Sunday, December 18, 2016

12/18

Hi all-- Final apologies. I was in the hospital (again) and was unable to use a computer. Your final grades have been posted. You may check your online transcript. If you have any questions or complaints--you will not, I think--email me at dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com. Blackboard has not yet been updated. That is in progress. Thank you for being so patient with me this semester, which will be my last for quite a while as I now have take medical leave for at least a year.

Happy Holidays and may Peace be with you,
Dr. Smith

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12/6 Online

We are online only. I will post in a bit. Check back about 1am.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11/29 Workshop

I am here. Directions to follow.

Step 1: Please cut and paste the link to your sandbox in the Comments sections to this post.
Step 2: Respond to the three posts following yours with constructive comments.

Schedule update to follow.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

11/22 Online Only

Check back here at class time for directions. But you do not need to come to the college just for this class. I will not be on campus today due to health issues, but feel free to text, call, or email.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11/15 Online Only

We will be have ONLINE class only Tuesday 11/15. Directions will be posted here on the blog prior to class time. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

11/8

Schedule
11/8  Research and Writing
11/15  Mid-term Reflection Essay.  
11/22  Submissions and Publication
11/29  Submissions and Publication
12/6  Final Reflectiven Essay
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We do not meet 11/3

We will not be meeting Thursday, 11/3. Check back here for updates. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Schedule Update, Questions, Comments, and Concerns

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Hi folks.
Here is what I look like in case you have forgotten.

If I am frustrated with the plethora of "college closed" and "no classes" days as well as my absences, which means we have not been able to meet "face to face" hardly at all, then I know you all must be doubly frustrated. So, here is what we are going to do to rectify the situation: 1) All grades to date will have been posted by 10/19 in Blackboard; 2) since I am receiving questions via email, notes in my box and so on (which is very confusing all around) I am opening a forum to address all concerns (of course you may also talk to me in person, but we do not meet again for a bit, so this is faster). In the forum you may ask questions anonymously and I will check them daily (usually at 6am or thereabouts, of not more often) and respond to each and every one. Even though the forum is anonymous, please be polite. Any inappropriate comments will be deleted.

Additionally, If you have not been here in a while be sure to check below for any assignments you might have missed. It is easy to find them by looking at the "Comments" links. If there are comments, there was an assignment. Due to the wonky schedule, anything completed by 10/19 will not be considered late.

Questions, Comments, Complaints: HERE. To comment anonymously, be sure you SIGN OUT of Google/Blogger. If you accidentally post something you regret Reply to your own post with "DELETE ME" in all caps. You should be able to delete your own post, but that does not always work.

Schedule
10/18 Proposal of Major Contribution. 20 edits. No reds. Edits in Sandboxes or on Talk Pages are fine. Print User History (as directed) and submit. 
10/25 Interactions on Wikipedia. Hopefully our librarians can assist this day.
11/1 Research and Writing
11/3  Research and Writing
11/8 Mid-term Reflection Essay.  Yes, Thursday is a Tuesday part II. We meet twice in a week.
11/15  Research and Writing
11/22  Submissions and Publication
11/29  Submissions and Publication
12/6 Final Reflectiven Essay
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

ON GRADES. Your grades to date will be posted on Blackboard. There was some trouble with the shell for the course. I will have individual conferences with any students who are concerned about their grades once they are posted. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Welcome back!


Now is when we make try and make some sense out of the crazy semester. Please do not worry, we can handle it together. But is essential that you and I are in class and working. I will be filling out the additional details over the next few days, but I wanted you to have the basic dates. Please notice the additional dates indicated by an asterix*.

10/4  Online: We do not meet as a class. A Wikipedia and Research discussion will be posted here.
10/11 Working with stubs
10/18 Proposal of Major Contribution
10/25 Interactions on Wikipedia
11/1 Research and Writing
11/3  Research and Writing
11/8 Mid-term Reflection Essay.  Yes, Thursday is a Tuesday part II. We meet twice in a week.
11/15  Research and Writing
11/22  Submissions and Publication
11/29  Submissions and Publication
12/6 Final Reflectiven Essay
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

ON GRADES. Your grades to date will be posted on Blackboard. There was some trouble with the shell for the course. I will have individual conferences with any students who are concerned about their grades once they are posted. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Online Today 9/27

Hi folks. I am out sick today, so we will have an online assignment this week. It will be posted a little later today, Check back here for updates. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week Two: More Wikipedia

If today is your first day in class, you are in for a wee bit of a surprise, so buckle up and get ready for the learning curve to set in. 

From Last Time

  1. Google Account
  2. Wikipedia Account
  3. Take the Training (see below for Week One and the link)
This Week
  1. New People?
  2. General Questions and Issues?
  3. Sign-in sheet and Usernames (Google and Wikipedia)
  4. Seating Chart Check
  5. Project Overview and Wikipedia: Caldecott and Newbery Awards )or others as approved). Your subjects must relate to children's, adolescent, or young adult literature (authors or works).
  6. Post a response to the questions using the "Comments" function below. 
  7. Wikipedia: Visual Editor and the Code
  8. Wikipedia: Basic Editing and the Sandbox
  9. Wikipedia: Group Preview Editing Activity 1 (last semester's projects).
  10. Basic Internet Research and Google.
  11. Internet Research and composition of the author or book stub as assigned (in your Wikipedia Sandbox). 
Next Time: 
  1. Google Drive
  2. Citing Sources on Wikipedia
  3. Internal Linking
  4. Categories
  5. Project Banners
  6. Stub Article 1 Workshop
  7. Stub Article 2 begins
Schedule:

9/20 Today!
9/27 Stub articles
10/4 No Classes
10/11We do not meet: Online Only: Check here for the assignment.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week One: Wikipedia


In-Class
Course Overview
Wikipedia and Gmail Accounts

Homework
Wikipedia Training HERE (45 minutes more or less). You must be logged in to Wikipedia and complete the training in one session. It will NOT save your work until you finish.