This week, we collect again for the first of another semester that is certain to fly by so quickly we’ll all be surprised by the end of it. It’s been nice seeing familiar faces, having meetings to catch up on old projects, and to look forward to new – exciting – work to come.
This week, I am deciding not to write about any SIF project, because we have only been back for two days, and there is little to examine. However, largely due to my experience with the SIF program last year, I was inspired to show my thanks for Christmas gifts in what could easily be classified as an ‘innovative’ way.
Meet – my Christmas Gift Vines:
I made my first vine in November for Hybrid Pedagogy’s most recent installment of DigiWrimo, as part of a ‘getting to know me’ challenge. Making a vine is actually quite easy – the bulk of the work is done using your phone. After I made my first vine, I knew I needed to experiment to see what else I could do. So after I started using the Christmas gifts I was fortunate enough to get this year, I decided to start piecing together vines to show what I was doing with my gifts.
The mustard is an inside joke from my friend, and the cookbook is from my mother. I have since sent both parties my vines through text, and Facebook, which means they are also ‘publicly’ shared with my Facebook friends. They’ve had pretty good reception, but so far I seem to be the only person absolutely tickled by my own idea. I may need to take this one back to the lab for re-evaluation.