A Letter to My EDM 310 Students

Thursday, January 29, 2009

iGoogle Page Assignment and Google Blog

Your iGoogle page must have:
1. A Personal Tab with at least 4 gadgets for your personal use. One of them MUST be Google Reader. You may want Google Mail to be one of them too.
2-4 Three additional Tabs, each addressing a subject or topic that you may teach. Each tab must have at least 4 gadgets that are different from gadgets used elsewhere. You may repeat gadgets on tabs but they only count once.

Tabs must be properly named.

Due Week 6 (not April 30 as stated in Syllabus)


We will work on this during Week 6. You need to nothing on your Google Blog at this point in time.

Put A Picture on A Blog

Houses on a canal in Brugge Belgium
Use the Picture (Image) icon in the post area. Click on the icon. Choose file to select your picture. When asked, place on left and MAKE SMALL!.

Click Upload Image. Google should do the rest. If not, there may be a problem with your picture. Check with me if that happens.

The last thing you do is Publish Post.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Access Project 7 Time Availability

The time has passed during which you could submit this information and the form has been hidden from view.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Word Processing Diagnostic

The Word Processing Diagnostic is now available in the Syllabus and Handouts section on the right.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

TT 9 Photos Now Work

For some reason, the TT 9 photos were not accessible. They now are and should work. If not, email me. We will get all of them working on Tuesday.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Photos Now Available

I finished the photos before I left school on Thursday. If you have trouble getting yours to work, email me.

Here is a suggestion: Type the URl in Word or some word processor. Check to see that it is correct. Copy it. Then paste it into Google. It's a lot easier that way given Google's behavior.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Student Blog Links Posted

I have posted links to all student blogs. I have not yet checked to see whether they work. Check yours. If it does not work, send me an email and I will explore the possible reasons why it does not work. We will attempt to get them all working by Thursday. MONDAY class: if yours does not work and I can't figure out why, I will call you. We can't wait two weeks to find out whether the link to your blog works or not.

TT 9 Student Blogs

Dominique Benward
Mary Davis
Leah Hall
Meghan Harbuck
Annie Hutson
Bryn Jarvis
Heather Klein
Christina Moore
Carol Perez de la Vega
Matthew Quimby
Courtney Rose
Kathleen Scrivner
Shannon Smith
Michelle Ward
Guest: Dr. Eddie Shaw

M6 Student Blogs

Kimberly Bass
Anthony Capps
Jonas Cockson
Michael Curry
Richard Garriga
Keith Grace
Lauren Roberts
Hannah Rogers
Kimberly White

TT 11 Student Blogs

Melonie Adams
Justin Bailey
Rachel Bradford
Adrienne Breech
Christopher Butler
Rachel Callahan
Amber DeVore
Owen Gates
Meagan Green
Brandi Hands
Jennifer Horne
MariKate Howell
Michelle Kennedy
Katelyn Lilley
BJ Moore
Michael Pace
Helen Ramsay
Jeremy Sellers
Stacey Sylvester

TT 2 Student Blogs

Johnie Aughtman
Alicia Baxter
Jessica Courville
John Dunlop
Kendra Hill
Peyton Ivey
Angel Jackson
Christie Love
Laura Mackay
Megan Morgan
Jamie Newell
Jacquelyn Poirier
Jessica Prestage
Ashley Smith
Lonni Stewart
Katie Vadakin
Jessica White
Allie Wilson

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pictures - Oops! Redo on Thursday.

I mistakenly destroyed all of the pictures I took in the TT9 and TT11 classes. In the TT2 class I have 14 pictures and 15 of you were there. I do not know whom I missed and the names will all be wrong. So we will redo pictures Thursday. Use your own picture if you want to. Otherwise I will retake them (or, in the case of TT2, check the names I have for the pictures that I have. We will make sure they load properly in class.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Creating A Blog Instructions Updated Again!

I discovered even more problems in the Creating a Blog instructions during the Monday night class.

A third corrected version has been posted and will download when you click the appropriate link under Syllabus and Handouts.

This correction is dated 1/12/09.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Creating A Blog Instructions Corrected

I had an error in my instructions for creating a blog. I used the same document I used last term but did not change "fall08" to "spring09" in the instructions concerning URL construction.

Thanks to Miranda Sanders and Angel Jackson.

Fairhope Class Location

The Fairhope EDM310 Class meets in the Administration Building in Fairhope at 10 North Summit Street - the south-east corner of Magnolia and Summit Streets. This map of Fairhope was generated by using Google maps. I entered this address: 10 North Summit Street Fairhope AL. If you click on the image of the map and you will see a larger version. The "Pin" shows the building further south (closer to Fairhope, AL) than it is. It is really just at the corner of Magnolia St. And also note that the map indicates the highway as US 98. It is actually SCENIC 98 which breaks off of 98 just as you get to the Fairhope city limits.

In case you get lost, call me on my cell phone: 251-610-2599.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Already Established Your Google Account?

If you have read my email and established a Google account, send me an email from it! My email is strange.john@gmail.com. Or you can click on the link in the right hand column.


And a special thanks to those who did this without my asking!

Class Roster

I have sent an email to your jaguar1 email account. In it you will find a link to the Class Roster. At the bottom left of the spreadsheet that will appear when you click on the link to the Class Roster that is in your email (not here to keep it from being used by the world)you will see 4 tabs, one for each of my classes. Each class has a designation that indicates the days and times of the class. The Tue/Thur 9:30 class is a bit different. It is called TT 9 even though it starts at 9:30. Add your telephone number and email address. If the first name I have for you is NOT the one you go by, change your name. Be sure you give me a telephone number that works! And an email address that you check regularly. NOTE HOWEVER, that as soon as I know your Gmail account THAT is the mail account I will use to contact you for this course.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Instructional Videos

Almost every major project is or will be explained in Instructional Videos by John H Strange. Look to the right and locate the videos that have been posted to date under this heading. Click on the appropriate video to watch it. More videos will be added on a regular basis.

You should monitor the videos that are available and make use of them as appropriate.

Syllabus Now Available

The class Syllabus is now available. On the right you will find a growing list of items of interest. Look for Syllabus and Class Handouts. This is where the Syllabus and all class handouts will be available. Just click on the one you want.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Welcome to Dr. John Strange's EDM 310 Class Blog for the Spring 2009 term. I hope you find this site helpful and that you consult it on a regular basis. It is the source for all EDM 310 Information if you are in one of Dr. Strange's classes.