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Where to Buy or Review My Books

Evin O’Keeffe - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 18:36

Thank you to everyone who purchases my books and knitting patterns. Your support means so much to me as an independent publisher and knitwear designer. I have been thinking about my first book a bit more lately as I prepare...

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Media Writing 2021 First Look h/t @Howell_MSFT #edchatie

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 08:10

WE ARE BACK on the Clonmel Digital Campus and enjoying an exceptionally reliable suite of online support services. Since this is the first time a new cohort of students has met me, I think it's important to offer a quick overview of the online spaces I use when teaching Media Writing to creatives.

Listen to "Media Writing 2021 First Look E58" on Spreaker.

Throughout more than 500 days of COVID restrictions, I scrubbed down a workflow that uses Office 365 services and Moodle. I've become a big believer in Class Notebook. I depend on file management inside Sharepoint. I connect these Office 365 services to schedules and assessments broken down by Moodle.

Nothing works unless students accept the framework I've devised. During the next 10 weeks, I'll update this blog post to let readers see how things evolve.

At the moment, I think I've a logical workflow.

  • We start with specific tabs and pages in OneNote. During our first tutorial session, I ask students to offer hyperlinks to their online presence. I need these details because the Media Writing module explores the indexicality of self. Hyperlinks offer real world examples of effective indexicality.
  • To avoid mission creep, I create rundowns inside a Content Library of OneNote and cross-post the details inside a section on Moodle for each of my two hour practical sessions. I value compact listings that can be printed on an A4 sheet or annotated inside B6 format Media Writing journals.
  • I give students full editing rights to OneDrive storage space and this means everyone can see the uploads of colleagues it they use the view spawned by the Sharepoint site for Media Writing. This is a private space so the link requires password authentication.
  • I update a link list on Moodle for major items of interest for students. During our time-critical practical sessions, I encourage students to open browser tabs and phone screens only to the items shared on the link list. I know people who don't get tasks finished during the allocated studio time often allow distractions and notifications in their work space.
  • I created an eight minute summary of this blog post because some people learn best by rewinding summaries.
  • As the semester unfolds, I hope students can find key points related to each week of the Media Writing module by asking Google or Bing for content related to the exact phrase "Media Writing 2021". As I post this item, Ryerson owns that key phrase.

If you've read this far and also use Class Notebooks when teaching, please connect with me to share your perspectives. I'm topgold on all good social networks.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon.]

Speedtest eir 4 Mbps [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 05:06

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Slowest speed in our eir broadband home. Our contract says we can get up to 50 Mbps.

Night view of back garden work space [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 04:03

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

By 2023, we will be light sculptures.

80 per cent insulated [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 04:03

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

The shed is nearly finished.

My 10yo's watering hole [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 04:03

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Occasional after school top-up.

Ballyhoura Baby Blanket Origin Story

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 16:31

Though we had kept my second pregnancy a bit of a secret, I was knitting a baby blanket for the little Bee which would later be the basis of my Ballyhoura Baby Blanket pattern. I enjoyed trying out the stitchwork and...

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Insulating the studio [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 20:36

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

It's actually our hand-made shed.

Comfort Food in a Bowl: Cinnamon-Banana Oatmeal

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:25

One of my comfort foods is oatmeal with cinnamon and bananas. There is a very specific memory of my father. And with my memories, I get a little video reel in my head of the moment. We are in Nashville...

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Testing Embeddable Amplenote Content

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 08:49

I HAVE STARTED using Amplenote and wonder how its content behaves when embedded and when served as a URL slug. I'm trying to share an Amplenote that I've started concerning Clonmel Digital students on their work placements. If the embed code works correctly, this blog post will show work in progress as I update content on my Note 9.

The tick boxes are part of a process used in task management services. In my case, I'm ticking boxes when I have completed 360 feedback with students whose work I've monitored during an exceptionally challenging period of COVID restrictions.

I will update this content through Amplenote.

There is a password-protected blog post supporting this Amplenote export. The related page contains links to rough copy inside Roam Research.

[Bernie GOldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon.]

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 14:11

One of the best treats of autumn is a hot beverage cupped in mittened hands on a chilly day. I personally prefer hot chocolate, but sometimes there is a sweet drink that draws me in, like the Pumpkin Spice Latte...

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Recipe for Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 08/31/2021 - 14:06

I love everything bagels. Our weekend tradition growing up was to get a dozen bagels from Bethesda Bagels and some cream cheese, lox, capers, and thinly sliced Bermuda onions for a brunch at home with whoever stopped by. It was...

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Fit for First Communion [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 08/29/2021 - 04:12

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Tailored in Carrick-on-Suir.

New Bench [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 04:38

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

A perfect place to hear the dawn chorus.

For a true taste of a country, try its cuisine

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 13:19

Today, we have a guest post by Mark Bibby Jackson, TravelBeginsAt40.com focusing on travel experience. His recommendation is that for a true taste of a country, try its cuisine. Cultures are constantly evolving, and to experience food as it is...

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Fran Curry interviews Jackie Cahill [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:08

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Local radio plays a major role in the creative media programme with the Technological University of the Shannon.

Axolotls with Ghost Dog [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 09:49

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

Recorded in our kitchen.

What I Want to Knit

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:34

My annual post on what I want to knit. Admittedly, I’ve lost my knitting mojo a bit since my father’s death. I want to cocoon inward and my energy is low. Added bonus is that they found arthritis in my...

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My Wish List of Awesome Items I Need In My Life

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 17:18

It has been one heck of a last nine months for me losing my dad, learning more about my mother’s health and helping her transition to a care residence, and clearing out my parents’ house. Really, I guess to be fair...

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The ‘VLT’ (Vegan BLT) Recipe from Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 13:54

Such love after sharing her recipe for Vegan Fig Upside Down Cake, so Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory, is sharing another recipe of hers… The ‘VLT’ (Vegan BLT). I haven’t intentionally eaten pork or bacon since 1994, but the one thing I...

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