Friday, June 20, 2014

Joining the Making Learning Connected Community...Make With Me Cycle 1: How to Be Julie

It was with great interest (and a little nervousness) that I signed up for #clmooc.  One of my goals for this summer is to learn some new digital tools and think about how I might use them in my classroom new role as a literacy coach. (I guess I am still getting used to the idea that I won't have a classroom anymore).

  It's 6 weeks of open make cycles, each one led by a different writing project.  The Welcome Letter does a great job of explaining.  It's not too late to sign up.  I read the first cycle, which asks us to create a "how to" that will somehow introduce us to the rest of the group, and my wheels started turning.

I spent some time looking at other blogs for this first cycle.  I wasn't quite sure what I would do.  I thought about using Glogster or Prezi, but I've used those tools before and my goal is to try new things.  I perused CLMOOC Make Bank and spent quite a bit of time with Introduction Makes because I knew that was what I wanted to do.  After viewing this comic, I decided that I'd create my own introduction comic.

I did a little search and came upon Bitstrips.  I found this tutorial that gave me some quick tips to get me started.  I soon realized that I've seen these comics from my friends on Facebook.  Now I know how they did it.  :)

So, here's my first Bitstrip:  My introduction to #clmooc.  I'm looking forward to meeting other makers and learning some new tools.  Think about jumping in and joining the fun.


  1. OK, I'm intrigued. We need to catch up.


    1. Yes we do, Cathy. Looking forward to it. :)

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  3. Hi Julie,
    We seem to have quite a bit in common, since your introduction is similar to my life, though I only have 2 grown children, and if I was still married, it would be 33 years.

    I was a lurker when I got started with CLMOOC, too. Like you, I also looked at other posts before doing an introduction and a Make Cycle post. I have yet to delve into much of the technical stuff, as I'm still trying to get my first blog up and running and trying to learn to Tweet without a Smart Phone.

    I'm looking forward to your future posts.

    Mary Ellen

  4. Bravo Julie. Our paths intersect once again...

    1. ha... I didn't realize I already left a comment. I liked this last one better.


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