So we started out with terrible trim. It had been painted mauve on top of white on top of who knows what. We could strip all that paint off, but that involves spending a long time with really smelly chemicals and scraping and sanding. We could buy new trim,...
Ah, yes. The city life. We've experienced another first. First time something was stolen from our new house. In this case, it was a retractable paint brush handle. I'd used it to stain the hardwood, and then I'd left it (retracted) on the front porch behin...
We got our shelves installed, and we got some but not all of the walls painted. Living in a half painted living room? Awesome. And probably pretty typical. One of these days we'll be those pros who tell you one project at a time. That will probably be when ...
So we got the staining and varnishing done. We used an oil-based varnish, and I think it came out pretty well. That doesn't mean there weren't a few Lessons Learned. Here are the things I'd have done differently: Don't varnish in the evening. It was a wee...
- NWEASr Instructional Designer, 2014 - present
- About.comFreelance Writer, 2006 - presentI am a regular contributor and cover everything of and relating to Google with a combination of short blog posts and long-form content pieces. I also edit a weekly newsletter and any posts by contributing writers. About.com was previously owned by the New York Times company and moved to Ask.com in 2012.
- ApressFreelance Writer, 2010 - presentI've written books as the sole author and co-author. I've also served as technical reviewer.
- Johnson County Community CollegeSr Education Technology Analyst, 1999 - 2014This is a job requiring a lot of hats. I'm a technology scout, instructional designer, technical support person, trainer, and project manager. I've created 3-D videos in Maya, administered a multisite WordPress, designed a sim in Second Life, and created more than one interactive learning app. I'm always up for a new challenge.
- Wired: GeekMomCore Contributor/ Senior Web Editor, 2012 - 2013This is the companion blog to the long-running Wired:GeekDad blog and covered the mother's perspective on technology, popular culture, and lifestyle topics. In 2013, the blog moved to its own domain. I write about everything from Mayim Bialik's stance on vaccines to teaching kids how to code. I also am a site administrator and created the current child theme in WordPress.
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- "Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots" (Pearson Aug 25, 2014)
- Using Galaxy Tab: An Android Tablet: (Apress Nov 24, 2014)
- "Android Tablets Made Simple" (Apress Nov 17, 2011)
- "Android for Work" (Apress Sep 1, 2010)
- "Droids Made Simple" with Gary Mazo and Martin Trautschold (Apress Dec 20, 2010)
- "How to Collect Creepy Crawlies." ("Wired" UK. Conde Nast, 21 Oct. 2013).
- "How to Make an 8-bit Quilt" (WIRED UK March 1, 2013)
- "Innovative Pedagogies: Reflecting on Innovative Pedagogies in LIS Education" Juried conference presentation, ALISE January 2015
- “Case-based Learning as Pedagogy for Teaching Information Ethics and Improving Future Librarians' Communication for Leadership in a Democratic Society” Poster session. Emporia State University Research and Creativity Day May 1, 2014
- University of Kansas
- Emporia State University
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