Monthly Archives: November 2013

Series Saturday: The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, part of The Very Fairy Princess series. Meet Gerry, the very fairy princess!  Although she may not be a crowned princess, she knows that she is a true princess at heart, and that is all that matters.  She spent weeks and weeks working on […] Continue reading

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What Can You Learn From Video Games?: Answers For My Mom

I was first interested in this Digital Media course because I believed that it would help me further understand how digital media can be used to communicate ideas and stories to people of the 21st century. I thought when I signed up that we would be talking about social media techniques and how it has […] Continue reading

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Digital Media and the Future: Event Marketing and Development

For this blog, I am going to attempt to put into words how I will spin this class on my future job employers. It changes everyday but today, I believe I want to be an Event Marketing and Development Specialist with Creative Enterprises. So far, I think my HOD major, cognitive studies minor and corporate […] Continue reading

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Digital Media: Real World Applications

Our class on digital media has covered many topics, a majority of which have been in relation to creative media. In my personal future of nursing, real world application in the workplace for digital media would be limited to simulated anatomy tech and record-keeping; I mean, pagers are still used in many hospitals, so digital media? relevant, […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale”

For Traditional Thursdays this week, I was so excited to review “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”, by John Steptoe. Steptoe takes on an African tale for a unique version of the traditional story of Cinderella. I thought this was a wonderful representation of a story we were all accustomed to. In this book, the Cinderella story runs […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: “So You Want to Be President?”

This week, for Winner Wednesday, I selected “So You Want to Be President?” written by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small. With his fantastically accurate, yet hilariously cartoonish depictions, David Small took the Caldecott Medal for this book in 2001. Through quippy anecdotes and interesting fun facts, children can really get a sense […] Continue reading

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A Song dedicated to my hardworking students: Patti Smith

Reminder: students will no longer need to submit blog posts. I also want dedicate Patti Smith’s song, “My Blakean Year,” to my hardworking students, who have struggled to understand Blake’s works only to discover the joy of the poetic genius. Is this what female self-annihilation looks and sounds like? here’s Patti Smith’s lyrics to the […] Continue reading

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Getting all sentimental – my takeaway from the course

As we reach the end of the semester, the time comes to look back on our courses as a whole and reflect upon the greater lessons we’ve taken from them. And with the ‘Real World’ looming over our heads with the impending task of trying to enter the job market or graduate school or whatever, […] Continue reading

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Titelmeister: Aufsatz #11

Dullahan: “Drei Brüder, Drei Meinungen. Anton, Ernst und Hermann und Heimat”
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Trendy Tuesdays: “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!”

For Trendy Tuesday, I decided to review “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!” written by Kristi Yamaguchi and illustrated by Tim Powers, because I had recently heard great reviews of it! It is definitely a more recent book, published in 2012 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. After reading it, I was so endeared by the message of diversity […] Continue reading

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