1. Abby Hanrahan

    Technology to promote higher learning!


    In the twenty first century, we are being exposed to many
    different technologies, and because technology has increased the intensity and
    complexity of literate environments, we must change the way we teach!
    Multimodality is essential to the 21st century classroom and if these resources
    are used effectively, they can both …

  2. Abby Hanrahan

    Learning the ropes of digital citizenship


    In the 21st century, participation on the web is so important.  Users are able to contribute to global discussions about anything that interests them, whether it is personal or professional. This being said, it is critically important to ensure that students learn to navigate the web in a responsible and …

  3. Abby Hanrahan

    Good Chatter!


    Tonight I participated in a Tweet chat with English Teachers from around the world. I thought this was a very neat experience once I got used to it. There were so many people that participated in the #edchat that it was a little overwhelming! Everytime I looked up there was …

  4. Abby Hanrahan

    They’re savvy, but are they fluent?


    In the twenty first century, we are being exposed to many different technologies, that can be wonderful resources in schools.  However, as useful and exciting as these technologies may seem, they mean nothing if we can not use them effectively and efficiently to enhance and promote higher learning. It is …

  5. Abby Hanrahan



    Many of today’s schools are hesitant about accepting technology as a helpful resource for learning because although the benefits of having an online life are limitless, unfortunately, many traditional classrooms/teachers are only able to see one side of the web- the dark side.  In the blog post  “The Bigger

  6. Abby Hanrahan

    Hear Me Roar– ‘MissRepresentation’


    The video “MissRepresentation” really enhanced my understanding of how media delivers content that is shaping our society.  Of course I am aware of these ideologies, but the extent to which women are being portrayed as sexual objects is really starting to cause teen girls to feel powerless.  They are measuring …

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    The objective of this daily create was to create a self portrait, without including your face, that identifies you.  I chose to take this picture of me drinking coffee because I am a caffeine-aholic! Actually, I’m not sure if …

  8. Abby Hanrahan



    The objective of this daily create was to take a picture that enhances the color yellow.  I began looking around my house for anything yellow and realized that I don’t really own anything yellow! I was surprised because it’s such a happy color! Anyway, I found these bananas, took a …

  9. Abby Hanrahan

    KAV Radioooo!


    YAY! KAV Radio is finallllly finished and ready to view This was such a process. We started out feeling good and having a great time with it, but unfortuantely, it was all downhill from there. The three of us that were working on the project were all unfamiliar with Macs, …

  10. Abby Hanrahan



    For this assignment, I took two different songs into audacity and split them so the songs were just instrumental. I overlapped the tracks so they began to play simultaneously and then added the effects “fade in” and “fade out” so the tracks would transition smoothly.
    For our radio show we …

  11. Abby Hanrahan

    We are young


    For this final assignment, I decided to choose the one where you take any photo from “The Big Picture” http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/ and overlay it with lyrics from a Top 100 song. I chose a picture of a model from fashion week and applied the lyrics from FUN’s, “We are young.” I …

  12. Abby Hanrahan

    Valentines Alternative


    As an animal lover, anything with a cute little puppy (or any animal for that matter) is the way to my heart.  Therefore, for the Valentines Day alternative, I chose a puppy all dressed up in it’s Valentines best and chose a loopy/fun font that I thought would be perfect …

  13. Abby Hanrahan

    So Close…


    The objective of this assignment was to think about your own autobiography and create a cover based off this. So close yet so far away seems to be the story of my life, especially as of lately.  If I was to write my own autobiography, I would definately take that …

  14. Abby Hanrahan

    Alternate Book Covers


    The objective of this assignment is to take a title of a well-known book and re-design the cover to suggest something entirely different. I chose the novel, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” which is something that I’ve read recently and really enjoyed.  The novel is told through the …

  15. Abby Hanrahan



    A place that I’ve never been but have always wanted to go- Ireland. I am of Irish heritage and still have some family there.  On top of that, my cousin visited over the summer and had an incredible time which has encouraged me to go even more. I wanted to …

  16. Abby Hanrahan

    Common Everyday Thing!


    Manipulate the colors of a common everyday thing-For this assignment, I uploaded a picture to befunky.com, went to effects–>color pinhole 1–>Voila! It’s that easy!

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  17. Abby Hanrahan

    Stop Frame Photography–


    For this assignment, I used a series of photos that happened unexpectedly.  We were prepared for a single picture but apparently it was on shutter and obviously caught us off gaurd.  I saved these photos and uploaded them to photovisi, choosing an appropriate collage and BAM- stop frame photography!

    (3 …

  18. Abby Hanrahan

    Comic Book Effect–


    For this assignment, I used two different programs  to see which one was easier and worked most effectively. This picture to the right was created through pixlr ( http://pixlr.com/editor/). I uploaded the picture–>filter–>pointinize. Then I used the paint tool along the left hand size to create a text box. …

  19. Abby Hanrahan

    From Ordinary to Extraordinary!



    For this assignment, I choose to take a normal person, and make them extraordinary. While I did choose a normal looking picture of my best friend, I have to admit that nothing has to be done to make her look extraordinary. She already is! Therefore, I decided not to …

  20. Abby Hanrahan

    Virtual Assignment- Splash The Color!


    Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table.

    For this assignment, I wanted to choose a simple picture that would really emphasize the splash of color. Although …

  21. Abby Hanrahan

    Head first, hand in hand


    Parkour, according to Bill Genereux, is “the sport of traversing environmental obstacles by running, climbing, or leaping rapidly and efficiently.” It is such an intense sport and I thoroughly enjoy his comparison of parkour to education. There are (and will continue to be) many obstacles that we as educators will …

  22. Abby Hanrahan

    All Gone!


    The daily create 29! Take a picture of something upside down that is never seen that way.

    (the wine bottle and glass are about 3 feet tall by the way!)…

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