Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The end and the beginning

This post marks . . .

The end of my Digital Civilizations class and this blog being specifically for that class,
But it is the beginning of where the impacts of this class are going to take me.  

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Event--Digital Revolution: Upgrading Education for Digital Civilization

Last night, we hosted our final event, featuring the various group projects from our class.  It was huge success!  We had a great turnout and everyone seemed really excited about the projects and the class in general.  Even though I had seen the presentations previously in class, it was so fun to see the polished presentations.  Everyone did so well!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2 Days Left Before Our Digital Revolution

Today in class we had a practice run of the event.  It was really fun and interesting to see what each group worked on.  There is so much variety and yet, they are all connected through this class. :)

An exciting announcement was made in class today...our event will be broadcast live online!  It can be viewed on Thursday, December 9, from 7-9pm MST by going to  We will be referring to our audience that is participating online, so we'd love to have people attend that way, if it is not possible for them to attend in person. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

You are invited . . .

Our group has been working hard to finish our project, The Evaluation of Medical Support Websites.  We created a Prezi for our presentation.  I will post our Prezi on my blog after we present on Thursday.  It has been fun to go back and look at everything we have done up to this point and then try to capture that in a 5 minute presentation. 

As our event draws closer, I have been inviting people who I think will find it especially interesting. 

'Tis the Season

With classes wrapping up, 'tis the season of projects and finals and lack of sleep and the list goes on. . . .

More importantly, 'tis the season of so much more, as we were reminded in the Christmas Devotional last night.  The members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were the speakers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra on Temple Square provided the music.  It was wonderful! I am so grateful for this reminder that this a season to commemorate our Savior, Jesus Christ's, birth and to serve those around us.  You can watch the Devotional in its entirety below, and I highly encourage you to do so!

Merry Christmas! I hope and pray that you will feel God's love for you during this season and through out the year.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Adding a Discussion Board to Your Blog

Our group has realized how important it is for medical support groups to provide ways for people to connect with other people who are in similar situations.  In addition to having a chat feature, an excellent way to do this on a blog is by having a discussion board.  This allows for people to talk and connect even if they are online at different times.  It also tracks the conversations, so someone later can see what has been said and join in the conversation.  In researching how to add a discussion board, I found a blog called and it had a great post on how to add a discussion board to a blog.  Here is how you do it and you can do it in less than 5 minutes.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Creating a Screen Shot on Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista, so lately when I have been creating screen shots (especially for my blog) I have had to do it the long way (using the "Prnt Scrn" button and Microsoft Paint.  Yesterday I was using someone else's computer, which is a Mac.  I needed to create some screen captures and so I did a search in help and learned that it is much simpler to do on a Mac.  When I was back on my computer today I decided to do a little research to see if there isn't an easier way with Windows than the one I have been using.  Guess what?!?! There is an easier way!  If you have Windows Vista then there is a much easier way to create screen captures!

Keep reading to learn how.