Online Portfolio and Resume Building
smashingmagazine : It is an online magazine for professional web designers and developers with a focus on valuable techniques and the best practices. It expresses several common “pitfalls” of online portfolios.
Wix : It is an online platform and also builds websites. It allows its users to choose templates or create a website from scratch. Any type of media can be uploaded through it.
writersresistance : It allows writers to create a website for their online portfolios. It also allows writers to create an online resume, share writing samples, and market their skills as a writer.
wolframalpha : It is a computational knowledge engine that searches several topics to produce the most useful information.
w3schools : A site that features short lessons in how to create a website. It is great for learning how to use HTML with detailed steps while also showing other types to use.
portfoliopen : It is a site that allows people to create an online portfolio. Also, once created, one can manage it for free and they have a twitter account.
Resume for Dummies : A site that gives detailed steps that are dumbed down to the easiest forms. It explains step by step directions to creating a working resume.
freelanceswitch : A site that gives steps to building an online portfolio in nine easy steps.
carbonmade :An online portfolio service that helps show off your work. Also on twitter.
linkedin : It is a site that allows its users to create a social resume. It also allows its users to control their personal identity online and is a source for finding knowledgeable information.
Searching the World Wide Web
Hello Diary Readers,
Searching the web is never an easy thing unless if you know tools that will emphasize your search. Using key term is always helpful. Search engines use key words to find useful information. also boolean operators are a great way to refine your search to gain better info. Lastly, knowing which search engine to use if helpful. They all weigh information differently so you hits will be different depending on which one you use! To see this, go to http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/features/.
The Tweet Joy of Rhetoric
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I have always viewed twitter to be a worthless use of time, but to amazement, i have just tweeted for the first time. Yeah I have heard it is a great way to find information and a wonderful way to blog quickly and efficiently but for me, it’s not something I would like to be apart of. On the positive side, it is a great way to communicate with other people and it allows a person’s name to be digitally known throughout the internet. For me, I’ve heard a lot of people are on twitter just to follow celebaties and games they like. I feel like those types of people to have one but for personalized blogs, I feel like facebook would be a better home.
Rhetoric is the use of persuasion to communicate with people. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are three ways to persuade and I feel that this is a great way for celebs to communicate. The rhetoric they develop can work on an audience and is a great way for them to communicate. It allows the audience to understand and become interested.
Citizen or Not?
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What is a citizen? Based off of Westherimer and Khane’s (W&K) “What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy”, there are only three types. After participating in class and using new technology, I have learned that I am not just one type of citizen. I’ve donated to food drives and obeyed the laws, labeling me as a personally responsible citizen. I’ve organized blood drives being a participatory citizen and I’ve researched, organized, and participated in 30 Hour Famine (helps raise money for starving children around the world) making me a justice oriented, participatory, and personally responsible citizen all in one project. Other times I’ve sat back and watched others do the work. So where do I stand as a citizen? Does it change after a certain amount of time? And what about the group that does nothing? Are they too citizens? Since I participate on facebook, tumblr, and other media sources while others do not, does that make me a better citizen? As citizens we are supposed to “act responsibly in [the] community… actively participate in the civic affairs and the social life of the community at the local, state, and national levels… [and] argue that effective democratic citizens need opportunities to analyze the interplay of social, economic, and political forces.” Unlike W&K, I do not believe there is a way to pin point a good citizen. People live to flow through life. I believe I am a good citizen although I do not fit in nice ‘package’ that expresses W&K’s thoughs and I plan to use media to help me be a citizen while also enjoying life.