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Stephanie Jones

Kean University, The Network

NetNarr No More… Well Sort of

This has been quite the experience.And I have actually spent many days looking at my computer screen just like this. I wanted to so much and try so many things but I spent a lot time actually looking like this girl.When I registered for this class I actually thought I signed up for E-Lit or Digital Storytelling. I am not quite sure why I was unaware of what I signed up for. Well, I kind of do. I knew I […]

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Fair Thee Well Mirror World

Dear XeZenobia,Your letter has said all of the things that I have wanted to say but I was afraid to act upon or say. It was nice to have your voice and your wisdom. Or should I say fearlessness and willingness to say exactly what was on your mind no matter what. I miss being able to do that. Now more so than ever I am very aware of my words and the the impact they leave on the people […]

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Living in a Bot’s World

I am being held hostage. Kind of like Wanda from Fairly Oddparents but I don't have access to a magic wand.Something happened this week and now my words are not my words. My thoughts seem to be all out of sorts. Things are being tweeted out that I would never say. Ever since I took a trip down the rabbit hole and took a trip to the mirror world. I am no longer myself. Or rather I'm myself and now I […]

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Kean University, The Network

My Kean Story

If you Google Kean University Wilkins Theater this is what you'll see. Please notice the seasoned people sitting on the benches and waiting outside. To the outside world this does not look like a place where a 20-30 something, hell even a 40 something person would see a show that they wanted to see. Well let me tell you, that is so not the case. This place is not what it appears to be.On the Storied Campus page I shared […]

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It’s All About Appearances

via GIPHYThis was a good week.  I found myself actually doing this dance a few times. Home was good. Work was good and school was good. All of those things happening at the same time is almost impossible. But the universe was working in my favor.NetNarr class is always enjoyable. I swear I'm not just saying this because I'm blogging for this class. This is a fact. So, this particular really favorable almost epic, no endearing, enlightening. Yes this class […]

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Pencil and Paper

It is hard to start this story because I am not exactly sure as to where it begins as there are several moving parts. So, let me start at what I think is the beginning. For the next 3 weeks I have the pleasure of having two artists in residents working with my 7th graders twice a week. One day a poet/ actress/ spoken word artists comes in and helps my students express themselves through the written word. On the […]

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I Missed the “Sound” Boat

This by far was the hardest week yet. After 3 long days of trying to figure out how to convert my iTunes file to an mp3. I swear when this class is over. I may do some YouTube videos that teach people how to do this because the ones that are online are so very out of date.lt;via GIPHYbr />My actually reaction every single time I watched a video or read instructions and I was not able to accomplish my […]

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When the Chaos and Noise Stop

My world almost came to a complete halt. This week's theme of chaos and order described my life and all the things that were taking place with in it. I pride myself on being prepared and ready for what is to come. I always have a plan, but sometimes life happens and God, well, he laughs at your plans. And these past couple of weeks have not been according to my plans. my grandmother used to say, "If you want […]

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Smooth Sailing Feels Nice

This was a good week. I wasn't being held hostage by my sick bed and I didn't have class on Monday. (Even though this is an awesome class) I had a day to breathe, rest hang out with my family and listen to the world around me. Class last week was surprising as always. I really enjoy the different activities of sorts that we experiment with. I missed the first part because we had parent/teacher conferences. Just now during this recap did […]

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Sounds of 80’s Hollywood

I hate to be asked to do anything related to my favorite. I almost always draw a blank. I think it is because I go through my moods and phases. My favorite whatever, varies. I'm all over the place. To pinpoint my favorite movie scene is so hard. But if I have to do it, I will do it. 15 minutes later... Maybe more like 45 minutes. But 15 makes me sound more studious.  I was able to do it. Every since I […]

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The Shape of Stories

As an aspiring writer this was especially eye opening and it seemed really obvious at the same time. After watching Kurt Vonnegut's talk on the shape of stories a light bulb went off and I started to picture every single book or story I had every read.There are some things that you don't know until you. Or rather you don't realize it until it is pointed out to you. My very favorite books as a child was The Baby Sitters […]

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Barely Above Water

My Week four went pretty much like this...I went from being stressed out because of all of the work I have to do for these two classes to full blown sick. I read in Brooke's blog that she is taking 5 classes. Hands down she wins. But, this week the stress of school, my work load as a teacher at the end of a grading marking period piled on top of my wife and mom of two duties I was […]

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Alternative Book Cover

I had all sorts of visions in my head. But the sad part is that I am challenged when it comes to technology. I know what I know and what I don't know well, you can tell. I'm blaming all of my shortcomings on the flu. Yes, the illness, the flu. After three days of trying to figure out how I was going to use my limited knowledge and skill set to do this. This is what I came up with. […]

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Movie Title in Icons…Eh, Clipart

I did not cheat I swear! But I did read that rule breaking is okay. I tried. I really tried and failed epically at using the Noun Project so here is my clip art version of my movie. After trying to do any of the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Ghostbusters movies. I finally settled on a movie I could represent in art. Okay, I cheated my smarter Floridan cousin helped me out with a movie I had never even seen. Guess […]

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Treading Uncharted Waters

Week Three... Whew! Lots of deep breaths have been taken and coffee consumed. I am stuck somewhere between having too much fun in this course and feeling like I am not doing enough work. I find myself checking and rechecking the #netnarr homepage and the (orange) Course Announcements link to make sure that I am doing everything that I am supposed to be doing in class. The activities are so exciting and they are a welcomed use of the other side of […]

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