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.


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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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