We’re delighted to announce the addition of several drawing tools to the “Notes” critiquing interface.
Beginning in May 2017, freehand drawing, straight line/arrow, rectangle, and ellipse tools are available in Notes. These new tools enhance your options for marking up student images.
Watch the tutorial...
Please Keep in Mind:
Notes also lets you annotate students’ images by adding callouts, along with text, audio, or video commentary.
Watch the original "Notes" tutorial...
Mobile-Friendly!You can create Notes markup on your smartphone or tablet! (Or your computer, of course.)
Noteswill eventually replace the old Flash-based Whiteboard. However, the Whiteboard will not be eliminated until Notes offers all the same features that the Whiteboard does. (So you can expect more updates to Notes!) In the meantime, the Whiteboard will continue to be available to you.
A carousel highlighting Academy news, special events, featured programs, and other resources has just been added to the Home page. The carousel can contain videos, documents, or links to Academy news and events. (This is Phase 2 of the Home page redesign.)
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Jenny Michael Associate Director, Instructional Review & Improvement
I’ve been training and supporting online teachers at the Academy since 2004. My focus is on ensuring the success of our online instructors, and my work overlaps with that ofFaculty Development in many ways. I've developed numerous resources for online instructors, including trainings on Course Development and Teaching Online, workshops (online and in-person), along with this library of teaching materials. I also created and manage the online coaching program — and I'm an online instructor myself. (I developed and occasionally teach the online French class.)
I earned a Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. My particular areas of interest are in traditional art and other aspects of material culture, including foodways, dress and adornment. I also hold a Master's degree from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University. I have taught numerous courses in folklore, anthropology, American studies, and writing at various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Indiana University, University of San Francisco, and U.C. Berkeley.