Melissa Jamison

Blog for WS 320

Melissa Jamison

Course recap.

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I feel like I definitely learned a lot in this course. I was hoping to find out information on technology and women. I certainly did that with my paper about Sally Fox. But I realized I needed to spend more time on it. I think my paper would have been better if I wrote it out out, revised, typed, and went over it a few times. I learned my lesson the hard way but I did much better on the next project. I am very happy with learning the new skills of using a blog online, how to take screen shots, work excel better, add embedded links, and much more.

I believe I did learn the course objectives every week too. I posted in the weekly readings, did the projects, and emailed the instructor if I had any questions. I now have better knowledge about women and how they interact in the world. This course gave me a great overview of women and technology.

I will use this course in the future for my financial situations and planning trips. I will also know how an online class works and if I want to take another one while in school. Learning about women and reading articles daily, helped me know what is going on in the world today. I also have RSS news feeds and of magazines that can help me find information or for daily pleasure reading.

This course definitely exemplifies feminist pedagogy. There was useful information on women and how they are interacting with the world. The projects really helped me learn about women and inventions out there. I took the liberty of reading the articles and writing the papers, this helped me learn. Learning this way was different than in a traditional classroom. The instructor did a good job of suggesting websites and help, without firm right or wrong answers. This way, students could learn about everything and be open minded about all interpretations.


Teach topic.

March 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · My Blog Posts., Teach.

I’ve officially decided on ‘sending a text message’ for my teach project. I am looking at research and social trends now. I will also teach the project using my blog site.


Helpful tools/Teach ideas.

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Teach., Uncategorized

I would definitely have to say Excel was helpful and this whole project was overall. I like how I could manage my finances very well and see what income I was getting and where it was going. I now know exactly how to use excel and I can budget my future vacation trips.

For the teach project, I have a few ideas of teaching someone how to braid hair, scrap book, downloading music from my Itunes to my Itouch, how to wash dishes by hand, and I am still thinking of more.


Biggest dreams.

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Financial Analysis.

Some of my biggest dreams are to travel the world, own a nice home, have a fancy car, teach in an underdeveloped country, travel to Paris to see the Eiffel tower, travel to the Bahamas, and much more.

The one I think I’m going to focus on is traveling to Paris to see the Eiffel tower. This has always been a big dream of mine.

I’m going to look up plans and packages to do this.


Images to Culture site.

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture Site.

I found a lot of good images but it was hard to figure out exactly everything on posting them, the information. I also tried to do the Copyright and couldn’t figure it out for awhile. Eventually, I did and I’m hoping I put everything I need in my images part for the culture site.


So far.

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture Site.

I have wrote most of my paper and it’s going really well with my culture site. It was hard to find some information but I emailed the librarian and got some useful sites. I enjoy learning about how to blog and this process is very interesting.



January 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture Site.

I have saved the Librarian’s email and I will contact her if I need to. So far, I have found enough information on my person. I also know how to search for books and I go to the library often. This is a great resource and I always keep it in mind.


Sally Fox.

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Culture Site.

Sally Fox was a very successful woman and enjoyed her work. She was in the Peach Corps and got sent to the Gambia in West Africa. When Sally returned, she obtained a Master’s degree in Integrated Pest Management from the University of California. She learned about colored cotton while working for a cotton breeder. Colored cotton was not strong enough for modern machine spinning, only hand spun. Sally figured out how to make it work and now there’s a lot of naturally coloured cotton. After starting her own business, Sally was producing cotton for big companies like Espirit, Levi’s, Land’s End, L.L. Bean, and more. This invention was environmentally safe all around and not as strenuous labor.


Set up.

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments · My Blog Posts.

I was a little overwhelmed with all of the set ups for the whole site but the directions are nicely detailed and easy to follow. I really like how the directions have drop down, helpful steps.




January 5th, 2011 · No Comments · My Blog Posts.

I am writing this post for an online class and this is my first post! It’s a little confusing but I will figure it out.  Maybe I’ll end up keeping it after the class is over, who knows. I am excited to see what this class has in store.