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Stephanie Jones

Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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 I may do some YouTube videos that teach people how to do this because the ones that are online are so very out of date.lt;via GIPHYbr /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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

For My Fans … Proof That I Was Here

Here are some links to the work I'm doing in this course. In my dreams I have fans that are looking forward to my posts.But in reality this is simply proof that I was here. In this class. Doing the work. Fun work-- but work none the less...http://netnarr.arganee.world/author/stephanie-jones/https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=%23netnarr%20from%3Amrsjayjhttp://daily.arganee.world/hashtags/mrsjayj/

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Magic Realism

The Garden of Eden has deleted Facebook. Well, not exactly the garden itself but the people and creatures that control the garden. According to a small faction of council persons led by Emery the Unicorn, humans have strayed too far away from the simplicity and naturalness of human connectivity. This has led to certain Garden of Eden Council of representatives to declare that mankind needs a temporary halt on all social media websites starting with Facebook. Emery the Unicorn the […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

#4Elements Earth, Wind & Fire

#4ElementsI figured my title was as good as I could get considering I did not get any pictures of water. Well, not exactly. I caught an image of the sewer. But this first image that I took standing in the middle of my street might be my favorite. I am a dreamer and I have a pretty vivid imagination. Most of the things I wonder, dream or ponder come from me looking up to the sky in clouds. When I […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Using My Digital Pen

I am writer because I write. I am a writer because some people read what I write. So I guess then, by definition I am a writer. My dream is and has always been to become a published writer. Every class I take and every word I add to my stories bring me one step closer to making this dream a reality. I am ready for the ride in this Digital Story Telling class. Looks like its going to be […]

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