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Tech Fair 2010

  1. 1. welcome to tech fair. close your laptops. <ul><li>*(you won’t need them for this session) </li></ul><ul><li>Lindsey Freer, Central ITF </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. What Makes You “You”? family pets travel music academics friends your home TV and movies social networks memories dreams goals your campus heritage the past the future!
  3. 3. Take Five Minutes. <ul><li>What are FIVE things that make you “YOU”? </li></ul><ul><li>Jot them down on the back of your sheet, </li></ul><ul><li>or SHARE :-) quietly with your neighbor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lindsey’s “Top Five.” <ul><li>I’m an aunt to Lindsey (a/k/a “Junior”), born July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve watched Meet the Press since I was six years old </li></ul><ul><li>My tattoo is about to be published in a book of literary tattoos </li></ul><ul><li>I was born across the street from Native American burial mounds </li></ul><ul><li>My hometown’s motto is “Cows, Colleges and Contentment” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why An Eportfolio? <ul><li>Show off what makes you “you” </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase anything from your schoolwork to your photos to your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, easy to customize--or to change! </li></ul><ul><li>Build as many as you like or need </li></ul>0:25-1:00 1:58-2:33
  6. 6. Like People, eportfolios <ul><li>...come in all shapes and sizes! </li></ul><ul><li>from study abroad... </li></ul><ul><li>to an internship... </li></ul><ul><li>to a resume... </li></ul><ul><li>to a thesis project... </li></ul><ul><li>to creative activities. </li></ul><ul><li>eportfolios can be created by individuals, for classes, for groups... or just between friends! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s Talk about it. <ul><ul><li>What part of “you” would your eportfolio showcase? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What don’t you want it to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What parts of your eportfolio should be public? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How should it be different from your other web presences? (Facebook, Twitter, etcetera) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What new idea or emerging interest could find a home in your eportfolio? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the difference between a personal eportfolio and a class site? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Some Technical Q&A. <ul><li>Dashboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...where the magic happens! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...your eportfolio’s clothes (change them as often as you change yours, if you like!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plugin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...give your eportfolio some superpowers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Widget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...add some accessories to your eportfolio’s clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post </li></ul><ul><ul><li>time-sensitive updates , a “blog” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>static information , such as “About Me” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organize your content however you like (can be used for eportfolio structure) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tag </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organize your content (visual output, often more casual) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What is buddypress? <ul><li>You got a taste of Buddypress with the “Class of 2014” web site . </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also built into our eportfolio system. So... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop a profile, add an avatar, join some groups, and get connected! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can also use the Buddypress nav bar to manage your sites, or build a new one. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Just a few more Things: <ul><li>Please update your profile to display your real name! </li></ul><ul><li>We’re going to run contests for the best eportfolios soon--so start getting creative in your next session today! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Time to move on! <ul><li>Feel free to e-mail Lindsey at [email_address] </li></ul>