This week you’ll be working on manifestos for your About pages.
Monday: For today, examine other manifestos, many of which are found on Pinterest. If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, consider setting one up. We’ll be using Pinterest for other things soon enough anyway. Just Plug “manifesto” into the search bar and take a look at the variety that comes up. Come up with your own version for yourself in Google Docs, and later in the week, we’ll play around with some apps that will allow for some animation, photography and other elements to make it even more inspiring.
Tuesday: We were barred from internet, so we worked on vocabulary development (Apples to Apples) for some well-deserved down-time. Note the past tense, which means I’m recording this after the fact.
Wednesday – Friday: We’ll take a look at some of my samples of “app-ing” a manifesto. You will begin to plan the app-ing of your own manifesto, and you’ll have the remainder of the week to do so. Then post to your About page. You’ll need to learn how to “embed” the item on the page by using an embed code. This simply means viewers will see what you’ve created instead of just a link to it. I am still working to figure this out on the ones I have created – so, as usual, we’ll work together to figure it out. Consider getting photos for a better app experience.
Try jux.com; haikudeck; muzy and perhaps some others you could find by Googling.
Here is an example of my jux:
Here is my shot at Haikudeck, which I found pretty cool. The app has its own supply of Creative Commons photos at your disposal.
And here is what I did on muzy.com
2/3/14 I’ve used an embed code on both of these, but I believe WordPress is keeping them from embedding because neither site is on their “whitelist,” a list of sites they’ve approved for auto-embed, a process that has been simplified by WP, wherein you only have to cut and paste the URL into the body copy. YouTube IS on their whitelist as are a few others you can find at this WordPress Codex Help Page.
Don’t forget to post something to your personal page and catch up on anything you haven’t yet completed.