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Prepare and Vote

When I was growing up, my parents didn’t always agree on which candidate they voted for, but they did agree on the importance of voting. We would have dinner conversations about the candidates and the ballot iniatives. Some of the issues were beyond my comprehension as an elementary school student, but I did understand that […]

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Modify your screen use

How much time do you spend on screens — your smartphone, your laptop/computer, your television, your game devices, your tablet, and even your digital watch. This is Screen-Free Week (April 30 – May 6), an annual event that encourages us to “swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen.” The event began […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Top teaching assistants demonstrate teaching strategies

Teacher Appreciation Week reminds us to think about the many wonderful teachers we’ve had and how they have contributed to our academic and personal development. I’m also thinking of what it takes to be one of those memorable teachers. As a member of the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Teacher Awards Committee, I have the […]

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10 tips for your LinkedIn profile

Improving your LinkedIn profile is the topic University of Florida doctoral student Charlotte Bolch and I will be discussing as part of my talk on networking on the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Research Day. When I was invited by the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development (OGAP) to be the luncheon speaker, […]

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Office hours: 10 tips for instructors

Office hours are part of the college instructor’s teaching assignment and can be an important contribution to your teaching effectiveness. If you teach a class of new-to-college students, you’ll need to explain what office hours are – time set aside every week by the instructor to be available to meet with students. Departments or colleges […]

2, 4, 6, 8 — Another live-blogging update: Cheryl Pell’s design tips

by Casey Kochey and Christine Eschenfelder Cheryl Pell is the next up with more tech tips for instructors: 3. Cheryl says to bookmark some of your favorite sites for design inspiration, showing a great clip on Vimeo, which she has tucked away for another day.  She also talked about Cover Junkie, a site which stores […]

Job description for The Alligator Online’s multimedia editor reminds class of the technology skills required in many of today’s media positions — and they’re learning some of those skills in MMC 2100

I try to start every lecture with the announcement of a “professional opportunity” – a professional organization’s meeting, a special guest speaker on campus, an update on the College’s Job and Internship Fair, etc. Today, I included The Alligator Online’s announcement recruiting a Multimedia Editor. Alligator.org is expanding and needs a Multimedia Editor to coordinate […]